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Rob Cline

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...

Posted by Rob Cline | Nov 15, 2016

Thomas Hotka didn’t have a grand plan in mind when he began publishing Nextuus: The Search for the Ocean Shard as a web comic. “I just got the idea to...

Posted by Rob Cline | Sep 5, 2016

Blair Gauntt and his longtime friend and collaborator Rich Dana were leading a hands-on zine making workshop at the 2015 edition of ICON -- the long-running Iowa science fiction convention...

Violet Austerlitz
Posted by Rob Cline | Jul 6, 2016

Illustration by Violet Austerlitz The world of Violet Austerlitz’s self-published comic The Satanic Mechanic first appeared in a short story. “The very, very early origins came from a little piece...