ImageNoted Author & Filmmaker Coming to the Quad CitiesDo you pinch your dollars until they scream? Are you being pinched by an excessive work load? Do you ever wonder if human expansion will leave room for nature? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then we have a unique Literary Arts Residency for you!  On October 18-21 author and independent filmmaker, John de Graaf will engage his audiences with topics such as Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic, Take Back Your Time, and On Nature’s Terms. John is the co-author of the best-selling book and award-winning PBS special, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. He is the editor of the book, Take Back Your Time and the national coordinator of “Take Back Your Time Day.” John is an expert on issues of overwork and over-consumption in America. He has worked with KCTS-TV, the Seattle PBS affiliate, for 23 years as an independent producer of television documentaries. More than 15 of his programs have been broadcast in prime time nationally on PBS. He is also the recipient of more than 100 regional, national, and international awards for filmmaking.Public Events:Documentary Filmmaking- October 19 at 6:00 p.m., St. Ambrose University, O’Keefe Library, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. A special interactive lecture and Q/A event for screenwriters and film-makers.Take Back Your Time- October 20 at 7:00 p.m., Genesis Heart Institute, 1236 E. Rusholme, Davenport. Interactive lecture and Q/A.Affluenza; The All Consuming Epidemic- October 21 at 2:00 pm, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street, Moline. Interactive lecture and Q/A.On Nature’s Terms- October 21 at 7:00 pm, Putnam Museum, Palmer Lecture Hall, 1717 West 12th Street, Davenport. Screening of a new documentary promoting the protection of predators and their ecosystems with discussion and Q/A.This program is sponsored in part by the Evergreen Foundation.

ImageOn October 21, Quad City Arts presents “Oneliners” Stress Relief Workshop with Chicago artist Harry Brown. This workshop will be held from 1:00-3:30pm in the second floor conference room at Quad City Arts, 1715 2nd Avenue, Rock Island. Cost is $55. Call 793-1213 X109 to register. (We must have at least 10 participants to hold class.) Oneliners Stress Relief Drawing workshops teach a highly effective method that induces a relaxed state of mind, helping individuals to cope with stress and become more focused and productive individuals. *All materials are provided*One-time attendance renders a lifelong skill*The only hands on, low cost workshop of its kind Learn more about Oneliners Stress Relief Drawing Workshop by visiting www.onelinersstressrelief.com 

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Enjoy the sounds of jazz piano presented by Dave Hepler of Indianapolis on October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Avenue, Rock Island. This concert is free, but donations are accepted and refreshments will be available.

With his latest CD "Song for my Father," the Indianapolis based jazz pianist Dave Hepler takes us along with him on an emotional journey which embraces and celebrates the influence of his father on his life and music. Dave Hepler is a man with impeccable chops who covers all the bases from blues to standards such as "Round Midnight" and "In a Sentimental Mood." – Daron Pearce, Tipp-CHepler has performed at the Indianapolis Jazz Fest, Arts Garden, IMA, Jazz Kitchen, Penrod Art Fair, and University of Indianapolis. In 2001, Dave was awarded an individual artist project grant through “Arts In Indiana” which helped produce the "Dave Hepler 4" recording.Quad Citians can count on Free entertainment featuring local and regional artists in a variety of musical performances, visual art exhibit openings, literary and dramatic presentations on the First Friday of each month from September through May at the Quad City Arts Center. The atmosphere is informal, but the entertainment is first class! 

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The YWCA of the Quad Cities is hosting a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Sheraton Four Points in downtown Rock Island. Registration begins at 4:45 p.m. and the tournament begins at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Piece of Cake? 45 Concoctions

 

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 4th Annual Eugene Field Art & Craft Fair

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CONTACTS:       Dawn Wohlford-Metallo                    Glenda Huntsman                  
                             Gallery Manager                                Advancement Director
                             (309) 793-1213 ext. 109                   ext. 107

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 12, 2006

 

WHO:              Quad City Arts

WHAT:            Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony for “The Artist In You” ExhibitionWHERE:          Quad City Arts Center GalleryWHEN:            Friday, September 29 from 7-9 p.m. (Award Ceremony at 8:00)EXIBITION DATES: September 29-November 3, 2006FREE Join us for the opening reception and awards ceremony for “The Artist in You” on Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m. “The Artist In You” is an exhibition for emerging and accomplished artists living within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities. Forty-five artists were chosen to be part of this group exhibit, presenting a total of 59 works of art. All eighty-four artists who entered the competition were provided with a written constructive critique of their submission. In addition to the artist’s reception, patrons are encouraged to participate in the Gallery Hop throughout the District of Rock Island between 5-9 pm. Free trolley rides and maps will be available. The Quad City ArtsCenter Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees; Quad City Arts Partners; and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development and celebration of the arts and humanities. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309-793-1213, ext. 109. - 30 -

ImageSunday September 17th
Doors at 8:00 P.M. - Show starts at 9:00 P.M.
$6 Cover - All Ages
at Penguin's
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste 105, Bettendorf, IA

Solace of Requiem (Virginia Beach metal) on Ruptured Silence Records on tour after their 2006 release Utopia Reborn. Also playing, local bands Left of Center, Through Terror, Memory Obscura and Skin Deep

Solace of Requiem was formed in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is dedicated to bringing the old school sound to its next level.

Although Solace of Requiem is certainly influenced by the same kinds of metal as the newer scene, they have produced an entirely unique metal band. However, the uniqueness of the band is not about their music, it is the entire concept of the band that makes SOR unique. The band's image is a testament to purity and the abstract aura that surrounds the band's lyrical message and its presentation is as refreshing as the music itself. There is no question that the genre is meant to be dark, but Solace of Requiem has substituted philosophy and mysticism in place of gore and blasphemy to produce a dark and surreal new vision. Delving the mind into deep thought while penetrating the body with pure, raw and brutal technicality.

Death metal comes in many different flavors, but no band sounds quite like Solace of Requiem. Maybe it would be more accurate to say that the Solace of Requiem sound is a little like every great early 1990's death metal band rolled into one, with some obvious non-metal influences and a more modern approach to musical theory. The jazz vibe and the flowing textures bring the seemingly ancient atmospheres to life. Every song is like a gateway to another world, the lyrics telling the same brutal tale as the music. The emotion ingrained into every track is obvious and the pain can be sensed in every echo. Lyrically stimulating your mind while leaving all interpretation to the beholder.

There is really no other way of describing Solace of Requiem. There is no band to fully relate them to and there are so many styles in their music that it would be impossible to compare them to one band alone. Seeing Solace of Requiem perform is also a unique experience. No props or gimmicks, just great metal with an onslaught of head banging and finger throwing, just like it used to be. The end result is a three piece band that sounds like a 5 or 6 piece blowing your mind

For more informaiton on Solace of Requiem visit www.solreq.com or www.myspace.com/penguinslivemusic.

Questions or comments? Contact:

Morgan Johnson
Music Coordinator
Penguin's Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste 105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 324-LAFF
www.myspace.com/penguinslivemusic

Peta

ImageNews Release

For Immediate Release:
September 08, 2006

Contact:
Chris Fillmer, (309)-631-6681

 
Hi, my name is Chris Fillmer and I’m E-Mailing you to let you know that a group of local activists will be conducting a demonstration 9-9-2006 in front of the KFC at 3501 Ave of the cities Moline, IL. We will be there at 10:30 to 11:30 as part of PETA’s international campaign urging KFC to eliminate the worst abuses birds killed for their buckets suffer, like being scalded alive and having their legs broken. We’ll be holding signs that list the abuses KFC is responsible for so that passing motorists get a chance to learn the Colonel’s real secret recipe. Please call me at 309-631-6681 if you have any questions. Thanks.
Date: 09-09-06
Time: Sat, 10am to 11am
Place: 3501 Avenue Of The Cities, Moline, IL 
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