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Genevieve Trainor

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...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 3, 2017

Several years ago -- or, in storybook parlance, Once Upon a Time -- a long-lost creek in northeast Iowa came back to life. It did so with the help of...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 2, 2017

If you're determined to be in the room where it happens, you'll have to plan ahead. Since demand is expected to be so high for Leslie Odom Jr.'s appearance late...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 27, 2017

Tomorrow -- Feb. 28, 2017 -- goes by multiple names in different cultures and contexts. Some call it Shrove Tuesday. Others know it as Mardi Gras. In some circles it's...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 16, 2017

Writing from Start to Finish, with Mary Swander Iowa Writers' House -- Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. - Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 14, 2017

Aseethe Hopes of Failure aseethe.bandcamp.com/album/hopes-of-failure Iowa City trio Aseethe -- Brian Barr, Danny Barr and Eric Diercks -- broke last summer when they signed to Chicago’s Thrill Jockey Records (Future...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 8, 2017

The Fuss on Java Blend Java House (211½ E. Washington St.) -- Friday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Matthew Nelson performs with the Fuss at Gabe’s. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017....

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 7, 2017

Mykki Blanco Blue Moose Tap House -- Thursday, April 6 at 11 p.m. Michael Quattlebaum Jr., the rapper, poet and performance artist from Orange County, California better known as Mykki...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 2, 2017

William Elliott Whitmore Englert Theatre -- Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. Video still of William Elliott Whitmore performing "Old Devils" at KEXP. Iowa’s own William Elliott Whitmore comes to...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 2, 2017

The music site Bandcamp announced this week that on Friday, Feb. 3, it would be donating its share of all proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In a...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jan 31, 2017

One of the most quintessential names in East Coast rap is joining the already robust Mission Creek Festival 2017 lineup. The festival team announced today that Ghostface Killah is the...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jan 30, 2017

The Iowa Capitol shown on the opening day of the Iowa Legislature, Jan. 9, 2017. -- photo by Lauren Shotwell Today, perhaps as early as 1 p.m., the Iowa House...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jan 29, 2017

Eastern Iowa Airport -- photo by Alan Light A protest is planned starting at 4 p.m. today at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids against the recent executive order...