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Genevieve Trainor

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 24, 2017

Author and activist Taylor Brorby is a longtime voice for progressive environmentalism. Hailing originally from North Dakota, he brings a passionate love of the earth to his writing. Last year,...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 19, 2017

For anyone with a bit of the open prairie in their soul, Uptown Bill's Coffeehouse (730 S Dubuque St, Iowa City) is hosting singer Steve Cormier this Saturday, May 20...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 16, 2017

Among the exciting national acts brought in for the Iowa Arts Festival this year is Vermont-born, Brooklyn, New York-based songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. Deeply rooted in American folk traditions, Mitchell manages...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 16, 2017

“Let’s go back to Maggie Valley,” lopes Brian Johannesen’s precision drawl at the outset of the opening track to his just-released Northern Town. Track two, “Cascade Mountain Nights,” embraces the...

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Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 12, 2017

Saving Brinton, a Northland Films documentary that was awarded an Iowa Arts Council grant last year, has just received an honor of another sort: The film has been invited to...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 4, 2017

Iowa City’s Brian Johannesen celebrates the release of his first solo full-length album this weekend with an album release party Saturday, May 6 at Big Grove Brewery and Tap Room...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Apr 21, 2017

"Our production is laced with the knowledge that we all have the ability to out-of-sight-out-of-mind the woes of the world," director Rachel Howell said in an email. "We've tried to...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Apr 20, 2017

It's not your average night out at The Mill. Through the efforts of Rich LeMay and Luke Spurlock-Brown, working together as Run of the Mill Theater, the restaurant -- most...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Apr 3, 2017

Green Gravel Comedy Festival announced today that passes for its fourth annual festival will go on sale today, April 3, beginning this afternoon. In conjunction, the festival, which runs May...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Apr 2, 2017

Kelly Link Prairie Lights -- Tuesday, April 4 at 4 p.m. Hancher -- Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. Kelly Link will read at Hancher on Tuesday, April 4. --...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 31, 2017

Iowa City's non-profit incubator the James Gang is engaging in some re-branding this spring, and it all kicks off with a logo design contest running the month of April.

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 27, 2017

Hippo Campus, w/ Anthony Worden Gabe's -- Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. St. Paul's Hippo Campus returns to Gabe's in April. -- video still from "Boyish" University of Iowa's...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 22, 2017

Last Thursday, March 16, when Theatre Cedar Rapids announced their 2017-18 season (see below), they welcomed with it a new executive director. Katie Hallman, most recently of New Orleans, took...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 15, 2017

The Cedar Rapids Public Library joins forces with the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission to present a free day of cultural exploration at the library on Saturday, March 18. The...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 14, 2017

Occasionally, a recording reaches out of the speakers and grabs you -- shakes you -- doesn’t invite but demands that you trip with it along whatever imagined pathways it produces....

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 13, 2017

The Green Gravel Comedy Festival hits its fourth year in 2017, and is accepting performer submissions starting today, March 13, at noon. The rates to submit are $15 for Iowa...