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Photos: Pipeline protest results in almost 40 arrests

Cars and signs lined Mississippi River Road in Sandusky, Iowa, on Saturday. Nearly 150 people gathered to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is slated to run underneath the Mississippi river into Illinois. Protesters gathered at the entrance to the pipeline worksite and eventually moved on to the property, passing pipeline security […]

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Photos: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Hancher

A few thousand people gathered outside the new Hancher building to see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The free outdoor concert kicked off Hancher’s 2016-17 season in grand style, with food trucks, tailgate games and a great blend of traditional New Orleans jazz and the genre-bending funk of Trombone […]

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Photos: Astronautalis and Oxymorrons at Blue Moose Tap House

It was a Monday after a crazy weekend in Iowa City and the turnout wasn’t great at the Blue Moose. Only a handful of people showed up to see Astronautalis and Oxymorrons, but those people got one hell of a show. When alternative hip hop five-piece Oxymorrons took the stage everyone was seated or standing […]

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Photos: Protesters march against Bakken Pipeline in Lee County

Over one hundred people gathered near a small cemetery in Lee County on Saturday with one common purpose: to protest the advancement of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Mississippi River. Standing in front of the cemetery where his father is buried, Lee County resident and vocal pipeline opponent Hughie Tweedy addressed the group and […]

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Photos: Hancher Auditorium Grand Opening

It’s been eight long years since floodwater overtook the stage at Hancher Auditorium. After years of planning and construction, the University of Iowa’s new Hancher Auditorium has opened it’s doors. A grand opening was held to welcome the public to the new $176 million dollar performance space. Just before the ceremonial ribbon was cut there were […]

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Photos: Scout Men’s Store receives a warm welcome to Downtown Iowa City

On Thursday, the Downtown District gained a new contemporary menswear pop-up, Scout Men’s Store. Co-owners Catherine Champion, Jamie Boling and Jil Dasher welcome guests to the new space on Washington St. all night long. Guests were treated to free beer and were able to get a first glimpse at the quality brands and exclusive collaborations […]

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Photos: Greensky Bluegrass at Blue Moose Tap House

The Blue Moose Tap House was alive with whoops, whistles and dancing Thursday night. Michigan five-piece Greensky Bluegrass got the devoted crowd moving with their jam band approach to bluegrass sounds, delivered through a rock ‘n’ roll stage show. Atlanta-based indie folk act Cicada Rhythm started off the night, quickly captivating the rowdy crowd’s attention. […]

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Photos: Christopher the Conquered closes out the Friday Night Concert Series

The Iowa City Summer of the Arts Friday Night Concert Series that has captivated audiences on the Ped Mall all season long ended in grand fashion on Friday, Sept. 2 with Des Moines artist Christopher the Conquered. Chris Ford and company played nearly three hours of lively and soulful music with some select covers, and plenty […]

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Photos: Back Porch Revival brings country music to Kinnick Stadium

Last night the home of Hawkeyes football was inundated with country music fans from across the state for an all-day party. An estimated fifty thousand people made their way to Kinnick Stadium for the Back Porch Revival. The first-ever concert to be held at the stadium featured country acts David Ray, Morgan Frazier, Big & Rich, […]

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