As part of the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist program, Jazzy Ash will perform an all ages concert as part of the “It’s Showtime @ your library!” summer reading program.
Their style of New Orleans vocal and instrumental jazz is certain to get your toes a tappin’!
Visit http://www.jazzyash.com/ for more information.
Historical actors Paddy and John Lynn portray a variety of characters from Spoon River Anthology, a collection of poems by Edgar Lee Masters published in 1915-16.
The book consists of the epitaphs of the inhabitants of the fictional Spoon River cemetery. The characters buried in the cemetery speak not only of their virtues but also of their vices, internal and interpersonal conflicts, moral dilemmas, and failures. A native of west-central Illinois, Edgar Lee Masters based those characters largely upon people he knew in and around his hometown of Lewistown, IL.
The show is interspersed with folk and popular music of the period performed by singer, guitarist, and banjoist Patti Ecker.
The free, hour-long show is made possible with a grant from Illinois Humanities Road Scholars and funding from the Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation.
The Good News Singers that is!
Get ready for Flag Day, June 14th by celebrating with a medley of patriotic music sung by the Good News Singers Chorale under the direction of Tony Sconyers.
The Marian Anderson String Quartet (MASQ) creates new and diverse audiences for string quartet concerts.
In 1991, MASQ won the International Cleveland Quartet Competition, becoming the first African American ensemble in history to win this classical music competition. To highlight their achievement, MASQ asked the renowned contralto, Marian Anderson, for permission to use her name as their own. Miss Anderson responded with heartfelt approval.
In 1993, the Marian Anderson String Quartet performed at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center as part of the 52nd presidential inaugural celebration. MASQ has given performances at the Da Camera Society, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
For more about MASQ, visit http://www.marianandersonstringquartet.com/about-masq/
Marian Anderson String Quartet made possible with support from Chamber Music America through its Residency Endowment Fund.
Dan Haughey professional singer and actor from the Quad Cities performs his “Gaelic Songs” acoustical show.
His solo guitar and song revue includes favorite crowd-pleasing tunes like “My Wild Irish Rose”, “Galway Bay”, and “When Irish Eyes Are Smilin’”.
Haughey has appeared as a guitarist-singer in Quad Cities coffee shops with talented mid-west Celtic players and at the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton, Illinois. He is currently is co-writing an Irish-American modern musical based on his Irish roots.
Do you enjoy the theater? Love? Murder?
If you answere ‘Yes’ to one or more of those questions you will probably want to be there when the Spotlight Theatre group visits the Moline Public Library!
If there is a better way to pass a lunch hour (for free), I can’t think of it.