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Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 4:44 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus soon will start a rotating Sunday feature where we'll showcase snapshots of local arts, cultural or heritage organizations -- including visual and performing arts groups.

To be part of this free feature, please email the following to Jonathan Turner at jturner@qconline.com:

-- Your organization's name and year founded.
-- Your mission and service area.
-- Your greatest accomplishments over the past five years.
-- Name and address of the venue(s) where you showcase your work.
-- Frequency of your performances or exhibits.
-- Specifics on your next show.
-- A recent high-resolution digital photo of your work (with names of anyone in the photo).
-- Your Web address and phone number.

We want to highlight the tremendous work the Quad-Cities arts, cultural and heritage groups are producing, and we hope to hear from you soon!



















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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