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1. Free show\u00a0

Here's a no-cost option for your Saturday night. See Michigander, the moniker for Jason Singer, a\u00a0singer-songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan, along with Moses Nesh, a blues act from Atlanta, Georgia. Music is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Free admission. Reserve your spot at raccoonmotel.com.

2. Spring wine walk

The Bucktown Center for the Arts is hosting a special spring edition of its Final Friday series. During the venue's Spring Wine Walk, stroll through art galleries and sample a variety of wines.\u00a0You can purchase hand-painted wine glasses and five drink tickets for $20. Festivities are set from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Bucktown Center for the Arts,\u00a0225 E. 2nd St., Davenport.

3. QCSO Family Concert

The Quad-City Symphony Orchestra, or QCSO, is taking on the Dr. Suess classics \"Green Eggs and Ham\" and \"The Sneetches\" during its annual family concert, set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. The family-friendly tales will be told through the music of QCSO with support from on-stage actors, video and narration. Tickets, $3-20, are available at qcso.org.\u00a0

4. Skellington Swerve

Skellington Swerve is hosting its spring bash this weekend. The live variety show, featuring live music, comedy, games and food specials, is slated for 8 p.m. Thursday at Skellington Manor, 420 18th St., Rock Island. Admission is free. For more information, visit\u00a0skellingtonmanor.com.

5. Comedy showcase

The Establishment is hosting a comedy showcase featuring some of the area's top stand-up comedians. ComedySportz member Jeff Adamson hosts the night of jokes. The showcase starts at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island. Tickets, $5, are available at\u00a0establishmentqc.com.

6.\u00a0Reading series

SPECTRA, the poetry reading series, is back Thursday at Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. An open mic is set for 7 p.m. and open to poets, storytellers, singers, comics, interpretive dancers and more.\u00a0SPECTRA kicks off at 8 p.m. featuring out-of-town headliners Natalie Eilbert and Derrick Austin. For more information, visit rozztox.com.

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\"The Book of Mormon\" and six other musicals are coming to Davenport during the Adler Theatre's 2017-2018 season, the venue announced Tuesday.

The upcoming Broadway at the Adler Theatre 2017-2018 Season, sponsored by\u00a0The Lexus of Quad-Cities, kicks off Oct. 28 with \"Dirty Dancing\" and ends with a week-long run in June, 2018 of \"The Book Of Mormon.\"\u00a0

The Adler Theatre partnered with\u00a0Jam Theatricals, a Chicago-based entertainment company.

Here's the lineup:

Six-show subscription packages, which exclude \"A Carpenters Christmas: The Music of The Carpenters,\" ranging from $245-430, are available now.\u00a0

Five-show packages, which exclude \"Dirty Dancing,\" are also available for $205-360. \u00a0

For tickets and more information, visit the Adler Theatre Box Office, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport,\u00a0adlertheatre.com or call 563-326-8522.

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When promoting her first album three years ago, Angaleena Presley frequently fielded questions about what it's like to be a woman in the country music mainstream.

And she would lie.

\u201cI was afraid to say how I was really feeling and how it really was,\u201d Presley said during a phone interview ahead of her show Friday at Daytrotter . \u201cThe truth is women are being squeezed out of country music today.\u201d

Sometime between her first album and the making of her second, \u201cWrangled,\u201d which came out on Friday, she had a \u201cwake up call.\u201d

\u201cI decided it's time it gets talked about,\u201d Presley said. \u201cThere are so many women making amazing country music, and yet they somehow aren\u2019t getting played on the radio.\u201d

That's not the country radio Presley remembers listening to while growing up in Beauty, Kentucky, where her childhood revolved around camping, fishing and riding dirt bikes. She also paced around her house after school, waiting for her father, a coal miner, to get home safely.

\u201cThere were parts that were really wonderful about growing up there, and then there was this really dark component,\u201d Presley, 40, said. \u201cYou know, the good and bad ... that's kind of my style.\u201d

The Nashville based singer-songwriter got a glimpse at how the industry works in 2011 when she joined Pistol Annies, a trio with Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe.

As she started to build her solo career and pay her dues, she was met with reactions such as: \u201cWe really like your style, but we don't have anywhere to put you because you're a woman,\u201d or \u201cSorry, we already have two girls on the label\u201d or \u201cAll they're playing is bro-country.\u201d

In response, she decided not to pitch \u201cWrangled\u201d to country radio. Instead, in her songs, during interviews and on stage, she would tell it like it is.

\u201cI think everyone is afraid of it; country radio is like this godlike entity,\u201d Presley said. \u201cYou don't speak out against it because there's this spark of hope that somehow, some way, they\u2019ll play your songs. The moment you speak out against it, there's no chance. I figured there's no chance for me anyway, so I might as well be truthful, whether it was my songs or what's coming out of my mouth.\"

Presley wrote all of the 12 songs on \u201cWrangled\u201d and collaborated with Lambert and Monroe as well as Chris Stapleton, Wanda Jackson and Guy Clark.

\u201cThis is my Hail Mary,\u201d she said. \u201cI wanted to take every risk and every chance because I'm not getting any younger.\u201d

\u201cCountry,\u201d the first song she wrote on the album, is a rap-filled satire on \u201cbro-country\u201d tunes on the radio. \u201cMama I Tried\u201d is a twist on Merle Haggard\u2019s \u201cMama Tried.\u201d And then there's the title track, which Presley penned about a lone woman living on a ranch with a bunch of cowboys.

\u201cShe's tired of it, and yet she feels like she belongs there,\u201d Presley said. \u201cLord knows, there's a lot of women feeling that way.\u201d

Presley didn't set out to make a purely feminist or politically charged album.\u00a0

\u201cI wanted to create an album you could listen to over and over again,\u201d she said. \u201cI wanted it to be timeless. I want it to be something that in 2040, a 20-something will find the album and it'll be her new favorite thing.\u201d

Maybe, by then, she won't have to explain the reasoning behind \"Wrangled.\"

\"I'm not against any type of music,\" she said. \"I just want there to be balance.\"

But for now, she'll keep telling the truth.\u00a0

\u201cIt's me coming to terms with being OK with where I am,\u201d she said. \u201cI went to all of the right parties, shook the hands, showed up to the meetings and wrote amazing songs, but I'm still kind of an outlier. And there ain't nothing wrong with that.\"

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As an abstract impressionist painter, Regan Hatfield typically clings to his serenity while he works.

But the Quad-City artist has, in recent years, grown accustomed to having an audience.

Hatfield, 44, who owns Star Dog Gallery below Boozie\u2019s Bar & Grille in downtown Davenport, started painting live in public about five years ago at concerts, beer tappings at Great River Brewery and charity events.

\u201cIt was out of necessity,\u201d he said. \u201cAs a full-time artist, you have to do different things to get the word out.\u201d

His live paintings are a regular sight at the summer Live@5 series in the courtyard of the River Music Experience, or RME, which starts up again on June 2, the venue announced Tuesday.

During the shows, he starts with a blank canvas, and when the music is done two hours later, he has a finished painting.

\u201cThat's really moving,\u201d Hatfield said of the fast pace. \u201cThere's a sense of hurrying. That way, you get to see the whole thing from start to finish.\u201d

Hatfield doesn't typically have a subject in mind for his creations and lets inspiration strike while people-watching or listening to music.

As he paints, passersby will comment on the colors and ask where he's going with it. Some make an offer to purchase the completed piece; he sold about 75 percent of his works during last summer\u2019s RME series.

\u201cIt is totally unnatural,\u201d he said. \u201cYou look behind you and realize there's just as many people watching you as there are watching the band.\u201d

He's not the only live painter you\u2019ll find at the RME. For the past six months, Shy Brewer, 21, has taken up the in-action artistry during concerts at the Redstone Room. She\u2019ll set up her easel at Saturday's show.

Brewer, who also works at Bent River Brewing Co., started painting in high school and has since started a business selling her custom artwork and jewelry. She sells her products at area vendor fairs and festivals from May to October.

Brewer said there's an added creative energy when she paints in front of people, compared to the quiet of her Rock Island apartment that doubles as her studio.

\u201cI always found an escape from people in painting, because you don't have to talk to anybody,\u201d Brewer, a Geneseo native, said. \u201cWhen you're face to face, it adds these creative connections.\u201d

Brewer typically brings half-finished pieces to tune up during concerts.

\u201cPeople can watch what you're doing and offer their thoughts, and then you get to ask people what they think of it,\u201d she said. \u201cI want my viewers to feel something.\u201d

Kate Dale, director of entertainment at RME, said live painting has \u201csprouted over the years.\u201d

\u201cIt\u2019s cool to see it from the first strokes of what they're starting to the end of it over two hours,\u201d Dale said. \u201cIt definitely goes well with the music and brings this other artform into the room.\u201d

Hatfield, who said he\u2019s eager to get back to those Live@5 events, has certainly seen that over the years.

\u201cI love painting alone, but this brings out a cool element,\u201d he said. \u201cIt's a full experience you won\u2019t get other places.\u201d

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A new two-day festival concept will replace River Roots Live in August, the Downtown Davenport Partnership announced Tuesday.\u00a0

Alternating Currents, scheduled for Aug. 25-26, is set to bring a mix of music, comedy, film and art to a dozen venues across downtown Davenport.\u00a0

More than 50 national, regional and local acts will perform throughout the festival, which is somewhat modeled after South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.\u00a0

\u201cWe\u2019re excited to bring a modern and popular festival model to downtown Davenport and the Quad-Cities,\u201d Kyle Carter, executive director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, said in a news release. \u201cWe\u2019ll have a little something for everyone.\u201d

Last August, River Roots Live brought acts such as O.A.R.,\u00a0Guitar Army and Booker T. Jones\u00a0to Davenport's LeClaire Park in its 12th year.

Alternating Current's lineup will be announced in the coming months, Carter said, and is being formed by a variety of people in the Quad-Cities, including Kate Dale, director of entertainment at the River Music Experience. A handmade craft festival also is planned.

\u201cIt sounds like those behind River Roots Live wanted a little bit of a change,\" Dale said. \"It's not just a music festival \u2014\u00a0it's a big collaboration between venues and a chance to check new places out.\"\u00a0

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1. 'Stomp'\u00a0

There may not be any words in \"Stomp,\" a show that blends dance, theater and music, but there's plenty of rhythm. During \"Stomp,\" which has been around since 1991, performers use props such as brooms, paint cans, spoons, garbage cans and tractor tires to create all kinds of percussive noise. See the show this week at the Adler Theater, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and at the Adler Theatre Box Office.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Adler Theatre, $38, $48, $58

2.\u00a0QCSO Family Concert

The Quad-City Symphony Orchestra, or QCSO, is hosting a full day of Dr. Suess-themed fun on Saturday. The QCSO Family Music Carnival features a day-long reading marathon, activities in the \"fun zone\" and a performance of \"Green Eggs and Ham\" at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. For tickets and more information, visit qcso.org.\u00a0

2:30 p.m. Saturday, Adler Theatre, $3-15

3. Country outlaw\u00a0

Angaleena Presley's latest album \"Wrangled\" dropped Friday and the Kentucky-born singer-songwriter, who now lives in Nashville, is headed on tour to show it off. See Presley, also a member of the country group Pistol Annies with Miranda Lambert, perform with openers Jake McVey and Angela Meyer, this weekend at Daytrotter, 324 Brady St., Davenport. For tickets, visit daytrotter.com.\u00a0

8 p.m. Friday, Daytrotter, $8 in advance

4. Side-by-side concert

There's more from the Quad-City Symphony Orchestra, or QCSO, this week.\u00a0The QCSO is teaming up with\u00a0the Quad-City Symphony Youth Ensembles for a side-by-side concert. More than 150 musicians will take the stage together at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. For tickets and more information, visit qcso.org.\u00a0

3 p.m. Sunday, Adler Theatre, $5-20

5. Southern rock and rap\u00a0

The Lacs, a Southern rock and rap duo that formed in 2000, released its sixth album, \"American Rebelution,\" earlier this month. They also teamed up with Montgomery Gentry for their single \"Jack in My Coke.\" See The Lacs, with opener\u00a03andTwenty, this week at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. For tickets and more information, visit rivermusicexperience.org.\u00a0

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Redstone Room, $20\u00a0

6. A bluesy night

Head back to the Redstone Room on Thursday for an evening of blues. See\u00a0John Antonopoulos, the Boston-born rock, blues and jazz musician who goes by Johnny A. on stage, with Charles Hayes and Detroit Larry at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. For tickets and more information, visit rivermusicexperience.org.\u00a0

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Redstone Room, $15\u00a0

7. Movie night at the Figge

Cinema at the Figge, the occasional film series at the Figge Art Museum in downtown Davenport, returns this week with a tribute to the upcoming revival of the TV show \"Twin Peaks.\" View \"Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,\"\u00a0a 1992 horror movie, directed and written by David Lynch, that serves as a prequel\u00a0to the TV series. Get there at 5 p.m. Thursday for music, cocktails and food. A short film will play at 6 p.m. and \"Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,\" will follow at 7 p.m. at the Figge, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. For more information, visit figgeartmuseum.org.

5 p.m. Thursday, Figge Art Museum. Free\u00a0

8. Wine Hop

The LeClaire Wine Hop is back. Sample wine and food from 14 participating establishments, including 129, Dimitri Wine & Spirits,\u00a0Green Tree Brewery,\u00a0Wide River Winery Tasting Room and Faithful Pilot.\u00a0Tickets, $20, are available at 129, 129 N. Cody Road, LeClaire.\u00a0Proceeds go to LeClaire Tourism. For more information, refer to\u00a0visitleclaire.com.

5-7 p.m. Saturday, downtown LeClaire, $20\u00a0

9. Hembree with Halfloves\u00a0

Two Midwest indie rock bands are taking the stage this week at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Hembree, from Kansas City, and Halfloves, from Iowa City, are slated to perform. For tickets, visit raccoonmotel.com.\u00a0

7 p.m. Tuesday, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, $8\u00a0

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The ugly side of ballet doesn't make it on stage.

The audience isn't privy to the turned ankles, torn muscles, calloused toes and the constant push to be perfect.

For Emily Kate Long, pain and perfection have been a lifestyle for seven years as a professional dancer with Ballet Quad-Cities.

\u201cYou\u2019re pushing your body to the limit every single day; you\u2019re baring your entire body, mind and soul,\u201d she said. \u201cIt\u2019s not exactly like Black Swan, but sometimes it feels like it.\u201d

It's the pull that keeps her going: It's that thing that, years before she heard of the Quad-Cities, compelled Long to ask her parents to see \u201cThe Nutcracker\u201d every weekend.

There was something about the stage\u00a0\u2014 the steps, the lights, the music \u2014 that made sense to her. And something about the process, pain and all, made sense, too.

\u201cOnce I figured out that ballet was a thing you could do as a job and that not a lot of people made it \u2026 that was it,\u201d she said. \u201cI decided I was going to be the one that makes it.\u201d

Now that she's made it, Long understands why other aspiring dancers do not.\u00a0

\"You have to really want it,\" she said. \"And you have to believe in the beauty of it. When you do, there's no limits to what you can do with dance.\"\u00a0

And it turns out the wanting and believing have been keeping Ballet Quad-Cities going, too\u00a0\u2014 for 20 unlikely years.\u00a0

The beginning

Joedy Cook was a 40-something stay-at-home mother in 1996 when she decided the Quad-Cities needed a professional ballet company.

She went to the board of directors of the Cassandra Manning Ballet Theatre, where she volunteered at the time, and got the go-ahead.

Ballet Quad-Cities kicked off with one paid dancer and a $25,000 budget.

\u201cWe had no idea how we would do it,\u201d Cook said. \u201cIt\u2019s like, how do you create something out of nothing?\u201d

One of her daughters was training to be a professional dancer, so Cook was immersed in the ballet world, although she never performed herself.

\u201cIt took a lot to get this ballet company off the ground with little money,\u201d she said. \u201cI had a lot of doors shut in my face. I was never afraid of failing or hearing \u2018no.\u2019 If something didn\u2019t work, I just wouldn\u2019t do it again.\u201d

During the early years, Cook couldn\u2019t afford employees, so she enlisted her family and friends to produce the music, make costumes, sets and props and clean up before and after performances at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Davenport.

\u201cWe did everything ourselves,\u201d she said. \u201cWe did everything we could just to perform on stage in front of people.\u201d

By 2000, the company had grown to eight paid dancers. One of those was a recent University of Iowa graduate, Courtney Lyon. A long-time dancer, she has served as the artistic director since 2009.

\u201cAt first, no one had heard of us,\u201d said Lyon, 39, a St. Louis native. \u201cThere was a lot of explaining ourselves and how significant it was to have a ballet company. For an area this size, we\u2019re really unique.\u201d

Today, Ballet Quad-Cities is the longest-running resident professional ballet company in Iowa and western Illinois. It\u2019s the only professional company between Chicago and Kansas City, Missouri, and the Rock Island studio now employs 11 dancers.

\u201cThere are things that are trendy for a second and blow over, and then there are things that quietly stick to their vision and grow little by little,\u201d Lyon said. \u201cI think that's what we've done ... we've grown quietly. And now we're not going anywhere.\"\u00a0

\u2018Our bodies really shouldn\u2019t be doing that\u2019

A key to the company\u2019s survival has been attracting \u2014\u00a0and keeping \u2014\u00a0professional dancers from across the country.

Dancers spend 40 hours per week during their 28-week contracts in the studio, which has been renovated \u201ccountless times,\u201d as Cook says, and still doesn\u2019t have air conditioning.

\u201cIt\u2019s a hard life and a hard career,\u201d Cook said. \u201cThey\u2019re so hard on themselves. They spend eight or nine hours a day looking at themselves in the mirror and trying to be pleasing to the eye. They\u2019re trying to be perfect.\u201d

Even after spending the whole day in the studio, many of the male dancers go to the gym to work out more. Many of the women run or do yoga or pilates. Even when watching TV in the evening, the dancers are working on their bodies, using a foam roller on their leg muscles and icing their feet.

Dancers are paid $175 to $500 per week, which amounts to $4,900 to $14,000 for their 28-week commitments. They are supplied with dance shoes, workers' compensation coverage and pick-up work, doing side performances. Many also wait tables, tend bar and/or teach dance classes at the ballet school part time and find full-time work during the four-month layoff.

When people ask about their daily lives, dancers such as Alexander Kingma frequently are met with confusion.\u00a0

\u201cA lot of people are surprised that this is how I make my living and that this company isn\u2019t just a hobby or that it's made of grown-ups,\u201d Kingma, 21, said. \u201cThat\u2019s why I wish everybody could go through a week in our lifestyle. I\u2019d be surprised if they made it.\u201d

Take it from Branson Bice, a 24-year-old Kansas City native currently in his second season with the company, who traded in his passion for baseball and football to pursue dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He said football is easier on the body than dance.

\u201cIt\u2019s not a career for people who want to be healthy,\" he said. \"It\u2019s not yoga or going to the gym. You\u2019re doing things your body is not designed to do. Sports don\u2019t care about aesthetics, and we\u2019re all about aesthetics, so we\u2019ll crank or maneuver our bodies into a certain way that looks good even though our bodies probably shouldn\u2019t be doing that.\u201d

Margaret King, who danced with Ballet Quad-Cities for several years and now works as the company\u2019s ballet mistress (teacher/choreographer), said there\u2019s not much room for sick days or feeling physically off.

\u201cYour physique has to be in top-notch form every day, but your body is not going to feel the same every single day,\u201d she said. \u201cLike any athlete, there are pains and moments where you question if you should keep going. I ask that question all of the time: Why do we keep doing this to ourselves?\u201d

But there is an answer, at least for King.

\u201cIt\u2019s our form of expression,\u201d she said. \u201cIf we could express ourselves in words, we would.\u201d

Uphill climb

At a time when fewer than 100 ballet companies remain in the U.S., Ballet Quad-Cities has survived. Many attribute its longevity to Cook, its founder.

\u201cShe\u2019s a force of nature,\u201d said Carmen Darland, CEO of Quad-City Arts. \u201cIt\u2019s a challenge for everyone in the arts to get funding, and Joedy has managed to keep this thing going. It\u2019s incredible.\u201d

\u201cJoedy is the one of the most determined people I know,\u201d Lyon said. \u201cShe\u2019s made it unlike any company in the country. We\u2019re not in debt, and we\u2019re established.\u201d

Ballet Quad-Cities\u2019 annual budget sits at $510,000. About 15 percent of that comes from ticket sales. The rest comes from grants, foundations and sponsorship.

\u201cWe simply don\u2019t spend money we don\u2019t have. That\u2019s how other companies go bankrupt,\u201d Cook said. \u201cWe\u2019ve always been in the black, and we\u2019ve found creative ways to do that.\u201d

Marty Kurtz, founder and CEO of a Moline-based financial planning firm, signed on as president of Ballet Quad-Cities' board of directors last year.\u00a0

\u201cFor any nonprofit today, it\u2019s a precarious situation,\u201d Kurtz said. \u201cThere\u2019s lots of uncertainty and trials and tribulations out there that we need to walk through. There\u2019s always work to do. There\u2019s always a need for new costumes and new music and new shoes.\u201d

Ultimately, Ballet Quad-Cities relies on the kindness of others in the community. But first, it has to reach the community.\u00a0

Cook has launched outreach and educational programs, exposing the community \u2014\u00a0whether in elementary schools or nursing homes \u2014\u00a0to a form of art some find boring or old-fashioned, she said. She has partnered with other organizations, such as Quad-City Arts, Figge Art Museum and the German American Heritage Center, to do special events.

\"We're not just tutus and fairy tales. We're about the movement, the music and the lights,\" she said. \"We'll do just about everything to get the word out about us.\"\u00a0

About five years ago, Ballet Quad-Cities partnered with Orchestra Iowa, which is based in Cedar Rapids. This way, audiences in both communities can see a professional ballet perform with the accompaniment of a live orchestra.

\u201cSadly, almost weekly you hear about the collapse of an orchestra or opera or ballet company,\u201d said Tim Hankewich, musical director at Orchestra Iowa. \u201cI think there\u2019s some industry envy when other organizations look at Ballet Quad-Cities. I think there\u2019s a lot of people wondering how they have managed to do this.\u201d

Still, not every performance at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids or the Adler Theatre in Davenport is sold out. Sometimes, there are hundreds of empty seats.

\u201cOne of the challenges is to introduce audiences to works other than \u2018The Nutcracker,\u2019\u201d Hankewich said. \u201cWhen we experiment with new concepts, it\u2019s an uphill climb. One of the challenges in Iowa is population density. We have a disadvantage when it comes to the arts, so we have to find ways to support each other. We have to find ways to reinvent ourselves.\"\u00a0

Giving dancers a voice

Emily Kate Long didn\u2019t plan on staying in the Quad-Cities for seven seasons.

Before she arrived in 2009, she got a taste of dance in a bigger market as a trainee for two years at the Milwaukee Ballet, where dancers are ranked from lowest to highest.

\u201cI know what it\u2019s like to be one of many,\u201d she said. \u201cHere, we\u2019re all part of the process and part of creating. We all have a voice.\u201d

Lyon, her artistic director, also was a trainee at Milwaukee Ballet.

\u201cYou\u2019re the lowest tier in terms of dancers,\u201d Lyon said of her early days. \u201cYour job is to stand in the back and basically learn how to not draw attention to yourself. I started thinking, 'I\u2019ve done all of this training, and all I do is just wait to be noticed?'\u201d

Those experiences in the lower ranks make the opportunities at Ballet Quad-Cities all the more appealing.

After dancers go through training and a grueling audition process in which they can be rejected for their weight, body shape, height or neck length\u00a0\u2014 finally hearing \u201cyes\u201d can feel surreal.

Last year, Lyon offered that \u201cyes\u201d to Kingma, the 21-year-old who said he doubts most people would survive a week with the ballet. He studied dance at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and knows other dancers who trained their whole lives and never made it this far.

\u201cYou go through the training programs making nothing, and you work at restaurants to make ends meet \u2026 and it\u2019s all worth it when you get a job,\u201d he said. \u201cAs much as you want it, I never thought it would actually happen.\u201d

Once it happens, the company\u2019s team-like approach keeps some in the Quad-Cities.

\u201cI didn\u2019t need to go anywhere, because I had so many opportunities here,\u201d Long said of her seven years here. \u201cYou can grow as a dancer and an artist. You\u2019re not just some wallpaper in the back of the stage.\u201d

Bice, the dancer in his second season, said his initial dream was to perform on Broadway.

\u201cIn a lot of ways, I\u2019ve surpassed that goal being here,\u201d he said. \u201cHaving a steady job is the number-one goal. And the other goal is the art. You\u2019re having an effect on someone else\u2019s life.\u201d

Just like other dancers, Bice has been hooked by Ballet Quad-Cities\u2019 small-but-mighty charm.

\u201cIt\u2019s just amazing that it\u2019s here,\u201d he said. \u201cFor a fairly small company in a fairly small town to be able to sustain professional dancers ... it\u2019s quite a huge thing.\u201d

What\u2019s to come

Today, the CEO still makes some of the costumes, irons most of them and helps paint props.

But other things have changed for Cook.

She could spend hours talking about the impact Ballet Quad-Cities has had on the community, but she focuses on its future.

Just last week, she got an idea for the upcoming June production of \u201cBallet Under the Stars,\u201d which officially wraps up the company\u2019s 20th season. For the first time ever, a solo violinist, Jenwie Yu of the Quad-City Symphony Orchestra, will play live on the Lincoln Park stage with dancers as they perform original choreography created by Lyon.

\u201cThis is how things take shape in the world of Ballet Quad-Cities,\u201d Cook said. \u201cIt happens a lot where we get to do something we didn\u2019t think was possible a day ago. It\u2019s why we love our job; we never know what the day will bring.\u201d

During the early days at small theaters or churches, Cook could look into the audience and point everyone out by name. She fought for every one of those seats to be filled.

In recent years, during shows at the Adler Theatre, when she stands on the balcony and sees people sitting shoulder to shoulder, she sees mostly strangers.

\u201cI look out and think, 'This company isn\u2019t mine anymore.' It\u2019s for the the dancers, the directors, the people behind the scenes, the community,\u201d she said.

That\u2019s the moment, in a dark theater with no rehearsals to watch or phone calls to make, when Cook remembers why she started this 20 years ago.

\u201cThere are some things you can\u2019t put into words, and the beauty of the ballet is one of them,\u201d she said. \u201cIt\u2019s something you see and you feel.\u201d

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There's no other show in theater quite like \"Stomp.\"

Take it from Jeremy Price, longtime performer and current rehearsal director with the traveling production.\u00a0

What makes \"Stomp\" stand out, he said, is the show's cast, which is full of performers who don't have theater backgrounds.

\"We're musicians first and foremost,\" Price, 39, said. \"When they cast people in 'Stomp,' they're looking for charisma and that you can learn.\"\u00a0

Those characteristics got Price, who grew up playing the drums, the job back in 2003.\u00a0

\"No one is born naturally being able to do this,\" he said. \"No one is a natural stomper, so you learn by doing it.\"\u00a0

The wordless hit show, which comes to the Adler Theatre, Davenport, on Tuesday, follows a percussive group who make music out of props such as brooms, spoons, garbage cans, matchboxes and their own bodies.\u00a0

\"There's a lot of training that goes into being able to swing from the ceilings and be smiling while you do it,\" he said. \"And to be able to create a rhythm out of the most mundane things.\"\u00a0

Price first saw \"Stomp,\" which blends dance, music and theater, in 1999, about eight years after it debuted. Getting a role after an open call audition was \"life-changing,\" said the Roanoke, Virginia, native. Price, who had a background playing the drums and as a break dancer, said performing in \"Stomp\" was the perfect marriage of his skills.\u00a0

\"I don't have an interest in doing any other theatrical performances, like I'm not looking to do 'Mama Mia,' because I'm not a proper dancer or singer,\" he said. \"This really bridged the gap for me.\"\u00a0

The cast and crew are on tour about half of the year and perform five to eight times per week in different cities. For the past several years, Price has kept everyone in check as rehearsal director.\u00a0

\"I'm basically in charge of keeping the show sharp,\" he said. \"I keep everyone on schedule and keep the peace.\"\u00a0

Price also makes sure each show is fresh in some way, which comes naturally because about 25 percent of the performance is improvised and performers often switch roles.\u00a0

\"Every night, it's going to be different,\" he said. \"It has never been the same thing twice, and it never will be.\" \u00a0

The only thing that stays the same? \"Stomp\" tends to grab new fans at each show.\u00a0

\"I call it the punk rock of theater, because it's really for everyone,\" Price said. \"Because there are no words, it speaks to everyone through the language of rhythm. I think that's why it's been around for so long.\"\u00a0

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\u00a0On the first-ever Record Store Day in 2007, Reid Robinson didn't celebrate.

That's because the owner of Co-Op Records of Moline didn't find out about what is now an international holiday for independent record stores\u00a0\u2014 which is held once a year, on the third Saturday of April \u2014 until its third birthday.\u00a0

\"The first couple ones were real minor and low key,\" Robinson said. \"It took me a year or so to hear about it.\"\u00a0

Today, there's nothing low key about Record Store Day, which marks its 10th year on Saturday.

\"It's the biggest retail day of the year without question,\" said Robinson, who has owned the shop, which also houses a small music school offering guitar, bass, drums and piano lessons, for 22 years.\u00a0\"This year, they went all out. We're bringing in way more than we have in previous years.\"\u00a0

During the annual ritual fit for vinyl lovers and collectors, Quad-City area stores, such as Robinson's Co-Op Records, Co-Ops Records of Davenport and Ragged Records, will have a hand in releasing\u00a0more than\u00a0400 limited-edition titles in LP, EP, 45-rpm and box set formats. Stores also are offering discounts on used items.\u00a0

It's now a tradition for Ragged Records, in downtown Davenport, to host a full-day of live music, from Quad-City and Chicago based acts, on Record Store Day, according to owner Bob Herington.\u00a0

\"It's a huge event for us and it's a big undertaking,\" he said. \"We've seen huge growth over the years.\"\u00a0

In previous years, the store, which shares a space with vintage clothing store Trash Can Annie's, has seen a line of 200 people awaiting its 9 a.m. opening time on Record Store Day.\u00a0

\"Everything is so limited that people line up to get that thing before the person behind them does,\" Herington said. \"Some are these pretty hard to get.\"\u00a0

Some exclusives up for grabs on Saturday include reissues of\u00a0David Bowie's\u00a0\"Cracked Actor\" and \"Bowpromo,\"\u00a0multiple special 12-inch singles from Prince, plus titles from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit,\u00a0The War On Drugs, Miley Cyrus and\u00a0Tegan and Sara.

Robinson said the resurgence of vinyl\u00a0\u2014 and Record Store Day\u00a0\u2014 has filled his shop with music lovers of all ages.\u00a0

\"For people in my generation, records were everywhere,\" he said. \"But for those in their 20s, it's like a new format that they get to experience for the first time.\"\u00a0

The Co-Op Records owner, who has worked in music stores since he was 19, says that means his job is still \"as fun as it sounds.\"\u00a0

\"For a while, we were just punching the clock. Things got stagnant,\" Robinson said. \"Now it feels like I'm back working in the 1980s again.\"

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1. Richmond Hill season opens\u00a0

Richmond Hill Players opens its 2017 season with Fred Carmichael's comedy, \u201cOut of Sight, Out of Murder.\u201d See the show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Barn Theater, 600 H K Robinson Drive, Geneso. Performances are also scheduled for April 27-30. Tickets, $12, are available\u00a0at the Richmond Hill box office at 309-944-2244 or by visiting rhplayers.com.

2. Earth Day benefit

See a show for a good cause. Quad-City based bands Subatlantic and Us-Mode along with Iowa City group Hot Tang and Chicago-based shallou are playing at 7 p.m. Saturday as part of the 420 Fest at Baked Beer & Bread Co., 1113 Mound St., Davenport. Proceeds go to\u00a0Nahant Marsh Education Center\u00a0and\u00a0World Relief. Tickets, $15, are available at Eventrbite.com.\u00a0

3. 'The Tin Woman'

\"The Tin Woman\" opens this weekend at the Q-C's newest theater, The Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Ave., Moline. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday along with shows April 27-29. For\u00a0tickets, $15, call\u00a0563-284-2350\u00a0or visit\u00a0theblackboxtheatre.com.

4. Sister wife album release

Sister Wife, the Q-C band comprised of\u00a0Matt Ajishegiri\u00a0and Samuel Carothers, have a new album to show off. The group is hosting a release party, with Iowa City based act\u00a0Karen Meat, at 8 p.m. Friday at Rozz-Tox,\u00a02108 3rd Ave, Rock Island. Tickets, $10, are available at eventbrite.com. For more information, visit rozztox.com.\u00a0

5. Soulful show\u00a0

The Sextones, a soul and funk group from Reno, Nevada, are co-headlining a show with Quad-City based cover band Have Your Cake. See the show, with opener The Good Company, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. For more information, visit rivermusicexperience.org. \u00a0

6. Get your Putnam portrait

To celebrate its 150 anniversary, the Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, wants to get your photo. The museum will host a community-wide photo shoot from noon to 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Portraits will be displayed in the Putnam\u2019s Grand Lobby through the year and will then be part of the museum's permanent collection. For more information, visit\u00a0putnam.org.

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