Patrick Beasley and Emily Stokes in PhantomLet’s get this out of the way: In case you're attending to specifically hear “Music of the Night” or other well-known tunes, the current production of the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse's Phantom is not Andrew Lloyd Webber's more famous version of the same story. Comparing Phantom to Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is like comparing a croissant to an éclair. Both are French, textured, and rich with flavor, but also two totally different experiences.

Linda Ruebling, Brant Peitersen, Tom Vaccaro, Anthony Natarelli, Mike Kelly, Mark Ruebling, Chris Tracy, Rocky Kampling, Aaron Lord, and Kyle Jecklin in Big Rock Candy ChristmasAt a time when current events make the world seem very dark and sick, the holidays remind us to reminisce with old friends, break out the carols, and bake a batch of Grandma's legendary cookies. One recipe to such a cruel world can be found in the District Theatre's current production Big Rock Candy Christmas. A sequel to last year's Big Rock Candy Mountain, this Christmas-flavored chapter brings back the same characters from the original with a new mission, new music, and even a few new faces.

Debo Balogun and Christine Broughton in MachinalAt this time of the year, many people enjoy celebrating Halloween by being creeped out of their minds. Some enjoy cheesy slasher movies while others like to binge on The Walking Dead, and some religiously attend local spook houses such as Rock Island's Skellington Manor. Yet the most haunting, and even the creepiest, experience I have had in a long time happened at Augustana College's latest theatrical exploration of social justice: Machinal.

Davenport, Iowa - February 20, 2012 - Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Quad Cities announced today the debut of its new station 101.3 KISS FM, effective Monday, Feb. 20, at 5:00 a.m. 101.3 KISS FM will bring nationally syndicated programs like Elvis Duran and the Morning Show and On Air with Ryan Seacrest to the Quad Cities as well as local on-air host, Todd Alan.

The debut of 101.3 KISS FM demonstrates Clear Channel Quad Cities' commitment to providing quality programming to its local listeners. Elvis Duran and the Morning Show is the most-listened-to Top 40 morning show in the U.S. and consistently ranks No. 1 across multiple demographics and top markets. Broadcasting live from New York's Z100, Duran and his on-air crew entertain listeners with up-to-the-minute entertainment and pop culture news, celebrity guests, hit songs and regular features such as the gossipy "The Sleaze," the fashion-forward "Rage Page" and the popular prank "Phone Taps." Elvis Duran and the Morning Show will broadcast on 101.3 KISS FM during the morning drive Monday through Fridays and Saturdays.

On Air with Ryan Seacrest, broadcasts from Hollywood, Ca. and focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry. Throughout the show, Seacrest interviews and highlights top talent from the worlds of music, film and television. On Air with Ryan Seacrest will broadcast on 101.3 KISS FM weekdays during mid-days.

Todd Alan, the Quad Cities' own local on-air talent, will host the afternoon drive time Monday through Saturday. He has a passion to connect with listeners in person and online and his new show will feature a daily Facebook request hour called Facebook/iHeart Radio 5 at 5. Alan is a Quad Cities radio veteran and has been hosting the afternoon drive on sister station, Mix 96, for more than three years. He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a degree in radio, television and film.

"We strive to bring the best programming to our local listeners and we are thrilled to bring the new 101.3 KISS FM to the Quad Cities," said Jeff Ashcraft, Vice President and Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Eastern Iowa. "With on-air talent like Ryan Seacrest and locally Todd Alan, we think the area is ready for this kind of KISS."

"Playing your hits - is our focus."; said Jim O'Hara, Operations Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Quad Cities. "The heart of this station is our listeners and we plan to bring them the hits they want to hear. It's an exciting time in Quad City area radio and we are proud to introduce the new 101.3 KISS FM to the market."

101.3 KISS FM's programming line-up will feature:
§ On Air with Ryan Seacrest from mid-days Monday through Friday.
§ Todd Alan afternoon drive Monday through Saturday.
§ Billy the Kid evenings Monday through Friday.
§ Jo Jo Wright and Sisanie overnights.
§ American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest - weekends
§ Coming Soon: Elvis Duran and the Morning Show mornings Monday through Friday
and Saturdays.

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Davenport:
Clear Channel Quad Cities owns and operates WLLR-FM; KUUL 101.3; Q106.5; KMXG 96.1; WOC 1420; Fox Sports Radio WFXN and is part of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. With 238 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations. The company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at, and


Jeff Ashcraft