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Read all about it! The story behind Washington High School’s pilot production of ‘Newsies’

According to technical director Bill Lammers, Washington was appealing to Disney not just because of the personal connections, but because it is located far from the East Coast where schools...

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Experience the wonder of ‘Annie’ at Theatre Cedar Rapids

By the end of the Theatre Cedar Rapids production of Annie, you may want to adopt Evie Kunz, in the title role, yourself.

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Ventriloquist Denny Naughton picks up his dummies again for a NCSML fundraiser

Denny Naughton and Friends CSPS Legion Arts -- Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Denny Naughton performs Tuesday at CSPS. -- video still “The first show I did was a...

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Artist Dread Scott to speak at Coe College

Here’s one way to get your art noticed: have the President of the United States call your work “disgraceful.” That’s what happened to Dread Scott in 1989. His installation, What...

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‘The Wood Problem’ explores the tension between Grant Wood and the University of Iowa

On Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m., a portion of The Wood Problem will be presented as a staged reading at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. The reading will...

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Giving Tree’s ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ finds success in both humorous and serious moments

Under the direction of Rachel Korach Howell, the cast of the Giving Tree Theater’s production of the play successfully balances the script’s humor — which often asks the characters to...

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Eight candidates vie for the Cedar Rapids mayor’s office in the Nov. 7 election

There are eight candidates vying for mayor of Cedar Rapids, ranging in age from 27 to 71 and representing a variety of backgrounds and professions. Here’s a brief look at...

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Tenth annual Local Foods Banquet honors Kevin Dietzel

Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) will hold its 10th annual local food banquet on Friday, Nov. 3, at Mercy Medical Center’s Hallagan Center (701 10th St SE, Cedar...

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Coe’s Playground of Science celebrates its 15th year

According to Steve Feller, a professor in the Coe College physics department, an annual tradition on campus began in the mind of a student. “The Playground of Science was a...

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Interview: Folksinger Richard Shindell on his influences and his love of Cedar Rapids’ CSPS Hall

Songwriter, guitarist and folksinger Shindell returns to CSPS Hall on Wednesday night for a concert presented by Legion Arts. Tickets are still available — $18 in advance and $22 at...

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New parade kicks off Halloween early in Cedar Rapids

When it comes to Halloween, you might be on the lookout for floating phantasms and the like. But floats of a different kind will celebrate the spooky holiday as the...

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Gilded Pear explores Framework in their second juried art exhibit

The notion of Framework frames the new juried exhibition at the Gilded Pear Gallery in the Cedar Rapids Med Quarter District (808 3rd Ave. S.E.). Lauren Tucci, gallery assistant and...

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CSPS Legion Arts-commissioned ‘Pang!’ premieres in Cedar Rapids, exploring poverty on stage

Pang! CSPS Hall -- Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 21 at 4 and 8 p.m. Legion Arts was the lead commissioner on 'Pang!,' which opens at...

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North America’s only professional marimba quartet makes a stop in Cedar Rapids

The Heartland Marimba Quartet -- the only professional marimba quartet in North America -- will present a concert at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy (1841 E Ave NE, Cedar Rapids)...