Forty-four years after its release, the album that turned Styx into rock superstars – 1977's The Grand Illusion – will enjoy a thrilling live performance when the band's co-founder and his touring outfit Dennis DeYoung & the Music of Styx bring The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Tour to Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center on March 13, an event boasting iconic, chart-topping songs such as “Come Sail Away,” “Fooling Yourself,” and the unforgettable title track.

A lauded performer and playwright serves as the latest guest in the University of Dubuque's Live(stream) with Heritage Center series, with the virtual December 17 program boasting an interview with Patrick Dewane, who will also performs scenes from his forthcoming, holiday-themed sequel to his critically acclaimed one-man muli-media show The Accidental Hero.

A special, holiday-themed presentation in the Davenport and Rock Island Public Libraries' World War I lecture series, the virtual program The Christmas Truce of 1914 will, on December 16, invite viewers to learn more about the inspiring event that found roughly 100,000 British and German troops involved in informal cease-fires along the Western Front.

An American Idol champion and Iowa native returns to her home state on December 19 in Maddie Poppe's Acoustic Christmas, a festive holiday concert featuring seasonal tunes and songs from the artist's albums Songs from the Basement and Whirlwind, the latter described by Guitar Girl magazine as boasting “unforgettable melodies and cultivated songcraft.”

Delivered as part of the Davenport Public Library's virtual 3rd Thursday at Hoover's Presidential Library & Museum programming, the museum's archivist Craig Wright will present the December 17 Zoom webinar The 1929 Christmas Eve White House Fire, telling of the four-alarm emergency that led to dozens of engines and ladder companies working to extinguish the inferno.

An annual, eagerly awaited holiday-music tradition will be given a virtual twist on December 12 when the professional vocal ensemble the Nova Singers delivers its live-stream concert Peace, Love, Joy!, a seasonal celebration featuring solos, small group performances, and yuletide numbers performed by the entire ensemble.

For the second presentation in radio station WVIK and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's 2020-21 Signature Series, the area instrumental ensemble gets seasonal, and virtual, in its December 12 concert event Holiday Brass, a repertoire of traditional pop and classical tunes that will be available for additional viewing a full 30 days after the Saturday-evening program ends.

Presented in conjunction with the venue's current exhibition Haitian Masterworks, a Virtual Scholar Talk on Haitian art will be presented by Davenport's Figge Art Museum on December 10, with participants invited to learn more about the rich history of the region and the exhibit that focuses on such prevalent artistic themes as spirituality, transformation, the natural world, everyday life, and Haitian history.

Audiences are invited to enjoy a beautiful and memorable seasonal celebration from the comfort of their homes when Davenport's Adler Theatre, on December 15, presents A Virtually Celtic Christmas, a festive holiday concert filmed at the National Opera House of Ireland and featuring the ethereal voice of top Irish tenor Michael Londra as backed by the Irish Concert Orchestra.

Held in conjunction with the current exhibition T.J. Dedeaux-Norris Presents The Estate of Tameka Janean Norris, a special, virtual, members-only Q&A with the exhibit's creator Norris will take place on December 10, with the online guest discussing the complex legacy of an artist's identity after their passing, as well as the question at the exhibit's center: “What part of yourself must you hide or bury for another to survive?”