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Rob Cline

Posted by Rob Cline | Jun 15, 2017

Wanna throw some discs into some baskets in the greater Cedar Rapids area? Of course you do. There are two upcoming events and three courses to get you started.

Posted by Rob Cline | Jun 12, 2017

When you think of the Czech Village and New Bohemia areas of Cedar Rapids, golf probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But an upcoming fundraising event will...

Posted by Rob Cline | Jun 7, 2017

The Cedar Rapids Municipal Band is entering its 67th season, and over that period it has only had a handful of conductors. Here’s a list of five folks who have...

Posted by Rob Cline | Jun 7, 2017

Seven days. Seven museums. An opportunity to explore some of Cedar Rapids’ treasures.

Posted by Rob Cline | Jun 7, 2017

Years ago, Slayton Thompson was playing drums in the Marion Community Band. After a performance, he clapped the teenaged piano player on the back and told him, “When you grow...

Posted by Rob Cline | Jun 6, 2017

When he’s excited about a subject, Kwame Alexander speaks in a rapid-fire flow, an improvised musical line that takes a theme and mines it for meaning and possibility. Take, for...

Posted by Rob Cline | Jun 1, 2017

Revival Theatre Company Presents: Victor/Victoria Dows Fine Art Center at Coe College -- through Sunday, June 4 Nina Swanson as Victoria in Revival Theatre Company's production of 'Victor/Victoria.' -- photo...

Posted by Rob Cline | May 31, 2017

When you step into the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s second floor gallery filled with Tara Moorman’s watercolors, the first thing you might notice is that these paintings seem to...

Posted by Rob Cline | May 29, 2017

The short plays that make up The Bully Plays have all the subtlety of a punch to the gut. In the Theatre Cedar Rapids Grandon Studio under the direction of...

Posted by Rob Cline | May 26, 2017

'Amelia 2.0,' based on Rob Merritt's 'The Summerland Project,' premieres Aug. 4. -- video still Rob Merritt, well known throughout the region’s arts, journalism and nonprofit sectors, established himself as...

Posted by Rob Cline | May 25, 2017

Orchestra Iowa explored the cinematic world of John Williams last weekend. -- image courtesy of Orchestra Iowa When I spoke with Maestro Timothy Hankewich a few days ahead of Orchestra...

Posted by Rob Cline | May 18, 2017

Area blues fans have had the blues since the final Bluesmore event in 2015. The Linn County Blues Society had a two decade run with their annual daylong event on...

Posted by Rob Cline | May 16, 2017

No one needs to encourage the members of SHEL to come out of their shells. Legion Arts presented the band at CSPS in Cedar Rapids’ New Bo District on Saturday...

Posted by Rob Cline | May 13, 2017

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and this weekend you can catch two events devoted to stories about moms and motherhood.

Posted by Rob Cline | May 9, 2017

The fairy dust does its job in the Theatre Cedar Rapids production of the musical version of 'Peter Pan.' Under the direction of Leslie Charipar, with musical direction by Benjamin...

Posted by Rob Cline | Feb 14, 2017

Gene Luen Yang remembers the first comic he ever bought: DC Comics Presents #57 Superman & the Atomic Knights. “That comic book blew my mind,” Yang said in a phone...