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A week of activities dedicated to Iowa expat musician Arthur Russell

Arthur Russell Week various venues — Tuesday, April 25 through Friday, April 28 When Arthur Russell was a teenager, he ran away from his home in Oskaloosa, Iowa. A pioneer in cross-genre composition during the 1970s and ’80s, Russell released just one solo album during his lifetime: World of Echo in 1986. He collaborated with […]

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Updated: Benefit concert for the Center for Worker Justice at The Mill

The Iowa City-based Librarians for Social Justice have set up a benefit concert at The Mill tonight, Thursday, April 20 to raise money for the Center for Worker Justice, an affiliate of the national Interfaith Worker Justice network in Eastern Iowa. […]

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From Iowa to Chicago: MER’s Music Showcase brings musicians together for a round-robin

MER’s Music Showcase Iowa City Yacht Club — Thursday, April 13 at 8 p.m. Nashville round-robin jams are designed to bring together a mixed bag of musicians, converging local flavors with those of out-of-towners. The result is a night of musical potpourri. In this style of the communal, Chicago-based MER, an independent musician who’s supported […]

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A celebration in honor of Bill Sackter, champion of abilities awareness in public life

Bill Sackter’s Birthday Bash Uptown Bill’s — Thursday-Sunday, April 13-16 In honor of Bill Sackter’s life and legacy, Wild Bill’s Coffeeshop and Uptown Bill’s Coffeehouse will hold their annual celebration over the course of this weekend, from Sackter’s birthday through Sunday, April 16. Sackter would’ve been 104 on Thursday, April 13. He spent 44 years […]

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Composer Jack Wall and Oscar-nominated animator Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams head to Iowa City for EPXCon

EPXCon Art Building West — Saturday, April 8 at 9 a.m. A University of Iowa student group devoted to the creation of interactive, interdisciplinary media will bring the sixth annual installment of EPXCon to campus this Saturday, April 8. EPXCon is a conference geared towards animation and video game buffs. Registration begins at 9 a.m., […]

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Review: Hexa pair with David Lynch to reexamine factories in a post-industrial age

Enter the soundscape of Hexa, an industrial and bodily-minded collaboration between musicians Lawrence English and Jamie Stewart (of Xiu Xiu). Hexa was first brought together to create an audial response to David Lynch’s “Factory Photographs,” as a part of the larger Lynch retrospect Between Two Worlds held at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art in 2015. Last night, April 4, 2017, was their first U.S. performance outside of California. […]

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Three workshop graduates bring new poetry back to Iowa City

Chris Martin, Daniel Poppick and Adrienne Raphel Prairie Lights — Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Three Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumni — Chris Martin, Daniel Poppick and Adrienne Raphel — return to their old haunt Prairie Lights on Wednesday, March 29 to read from their latest poetry collections. Chris Martin’s third and most recent collection, […]

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From Auschwitz to Iowa City: Michael Bornstein at the IMU

Michael Bornstein IMU Main Lounge — Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Long reluctant to share his story of surviving the Holocaust as a young child, Michael Bornstein has broken an over-70-year silence and is returning to Iowa City, where he graduated from the university over half a century ago. He will give a lecture, […]

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Fundraiser at Uptown Bill’s ahead of NAMI’s Day on the Hill

Ahead of a summit on Iowa’s capitol hill to lobby for mental health advocacy, local organizers have set up an event at Uptown Bill’s (730 S Dubuque St) showcasing music from Sarabeth Weszely, readings and information on mental health. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. All money received from donations will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Iowa. […]

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