Regardless of the choice, every professional industry is competitive, but none have been as cutthroat as music and entertainment. With thousands, if not millions, of talented people vying for the chance to get noticed, the competition has only intensified with available streaming platforms available to all. Yet despite fierce competition,Read More →

Powerhouse vocalist Victor Hawkins has created a new series of videos to highlight the hidden issues and experiences faced by artists working in the cutthroat music industry. Tāmaki-based R&B and soul singer and songwriter Tāmaki Makaurau accompanies the release today of his own video for the uplifting anthem “Lost Ones,”Read More →

baron ryanan astoundingly talented pianist and composer, is perhaps the most perfect person ever chosen to play in “hipstoric” Blackhawk Hotel in downtown Davenport. The son of two musicians (including his father, professional pianist Donald), he grew up in an Oklahoma home filled with the sounds of artists ranging fromRead More →

Cramerton Parks and Recreation wants to see the community smile and fraternize at its vacation events which will take place on Thursday December 2 and Saturday December 4. “I think we all took some things for granted before the pandemic and it’s nice to see families getting excited about theRead More →

Jay jay thakar To has transformed the local underground music scene since he founded video production company Moshpxt in 2017. He has directed, edited and shot over 100 music videos for hip-hop artists across the DMV and other metropolitan areas. But here, his distinct visuals paired with creative storylines madeRead More →

Click to enlarge Known crown bearers: Billie Eilish (left) and Lorde What is a failure for a pop star these days? The music industry is built so lopsided that the biggest names are essentially too big to fail. Even if audiences don’t demand an artist’s current batch of tracks, they’llRead More →

Taylor Film and media production major is an award-winning film, television and video production program featuring 550+ recognitions, film festival acceptances and a record 17 nominations for the Lower Great Lakes Emmy organization’s student production awards in 2021. Whether it’s developing skills in screenwriting, cinematography, directing, production, editing, sound designRead More →

On Tuesday, the Family Museum in Bettendorf canceled a scheduled Oct. 28 appearance by Quad City Arts’ latest guest artist Jazzy Ash, as it requires patrons to wear face masks. The museum’s decision did not please some commentators at the 2,200-member, COVID-safe Quad Cities Facebook group. “Why not just demandRead More →