New Band, Same Great Sound: Cody Canada and the Departed

The Redstone Room in Davenport makes quite the setting for an evening of great music with great people. Cody Canada and the Departed performed there last month and gave fans and newcomers exactly what they were looking for – a soulful rock and country set that could be done by no other than. Continue reading “New Band, Same Great Sound: Cody Canada and the Departed”

Birth Control, Minimum Wage, and Millionaire Taxes: Why You Should Be Going Out to “Rock the Vote”

Rock the Vote is a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to getting young adults into voting booths— and with very good reason. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were nearly 72 million Americans aged 18-35 in 2010, a year when the election was decided by just 82 million voters. Continue reading “Birth Control, Minimum Wage, and Millionaire Taxes: Why You Should Be Going Out to “Rock the Vote””

Rock Island County Corruption Echoes through Area

Major issues in Rock Island County politics are happening, and changes have been forthcoming and swift. Corruption in Rock Island County is specifically occurring within the County Board, but there are problems in the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office as well. Continue reading “Rock Island County Corruption Echoes through Area”

Local Theatre Produces “Sweet” New Musical

This June, The District Theatre in Rock Island debuted a brand new musical experience called “Big Rock Candy Mountain.” Tristan Tapscott, a bluegrass and folk loving local theatre artist, directed, produced and wrote this original story. The story, set in the depression-era, begins as a group of escaped convicts find their way into a locked theatre only to be greeted by a packed house. Continue reading “Local Theatre Produces “Sweet” New Musical”