LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Bucktown Revue to perform at Richmond Hill


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 12:16 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

Richmond Hill Players will welcome The Bucktown Revue to the Barn Theatre in Geneseo for a special one-night-only performance on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.

The Bucktown Revue is an old-fashioned radio variety program, performed live in front of an audience and recorded for later webcast (at bucktownrevue.com).

In the tradition of such popular radio programs as "A Prairie Home Companion" and "The Grand Ole Opry", Bucktown -- which is on the third Friday each month at Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport -- celebrates Mississippi River Valley folk music and culture with an eclectic combination of music, storytelling, poetry and humor.

The Revue's Geneseo performance will boast a variety of entertainers, including The Shoesmiths, Steve Flatt and Shaun Easton, the Bucktown Gals, Tom Vaccaro and Ellis Kell, the Tangents, Steve Couch, Ammon Paquette, and A Touch of Fun. Regular house bands Milltown (bluegrass) and the Barley House Band (Irish and Scottish folk music) will be on hand, along with host Scott Tunnicliff's humorous and engaging monologues, and probably a comic sketch or two during this family-friendly entertainment.

"The Bucktown Revue is excited to come to Richmond Hill in Geneseo," said Michael Romkey, writer and producer of the Revue. "The show has a bit of traveling tent show in its DNA, so we've wanted to take the Revue on the road for a long time. It gives us an opportunity to reach new audiences in area cities."

Admission is $12.50 for this fundraiser (benefiting both RHP and Bucktown Revue); reservations may be made by calling (309) 944-2244.



















 



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






(More History)