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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 Arish Singh | May 25, 2017

Kyle Kinane, a prolific stand up who has made his mark in comedy weaving together hilariously absurd stories of everyday life with a whiskey-soaked sense of wisdom and wonder, or...

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 Paul Osgerby | May 24, 2017

Hear ye, hear ye: The Iowa Renaissance Festival and Gathering o’ Celts will transmogrify Middle Amana Park into a historical wonderland for the next two weekends, featuring feast and potation...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 24, 2017

Author and activist Taylor Brorby is a longtime voice for progressive environmentalism. Hailing originally from North Dakota, he brings a passionate love of the earth to his writing. Last year,...

Posted by Jason Smith | May 23, 2017

Turnbuckle Comedy & Music Festival Codfish Hollow Barnstormers -- Friday and Saturday, May 26-27 With musicians, comedians and wrestlers on the bill, this weekend's Turnbuckle Comedy & Music Festival is...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | May 23, 2017

Hailing from Sandpoint, Idaho and currently operating out of Portland, Oregon, the Shook Twins — identical twin sisters Katelyn and Laurie Shook, backed by Niko Slice, Barra Brown and Josh...

Posted by Zak Neumann | May 22, 2017

Meat Wave played a one-off show at Gabe's Saturday night. The Chicago post-punk outfit had nothing but great things to say about Iowa City, and frontman Chris Sutter told the...

Posted by Zak Neumann | May 21, 2017

Miserable weather didn’t stop artists or patrons from attending the 25th annual Marion Arts Festival, one of the premier arts festivals in the country. Nearly all of the 50 scheduled...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 19, 2017

For anyone with a bit of the open prairie in their soul, Uptown Bill's Coffeehouse (730 S Dubuque St, Iowa City) is hosting singer Steve Cormier this Saturday, May 20...

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 Daniel Boscaljon | May 18, 2017

Feed Me Weird Things is the newest curation effort of Chris Wiersema, the soft-spoken but large-bearded part of Witching Hour and Mission Creek responsible for keeping Iowa City immersed in...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | May 18, 2017

Oleg Timofeyev, born in Moscow in 1963 during Nikita Krushchev’s Russia, was surrounded by classical instruments as a kid. He learned cello and picked up the seven-string guitar from his...

Posted by Zak Neumann | May 16, 2017

Meat Wave will once again take the stage at Gabe’s Saturday, May 20. The Chicago-based post-punk outfit — guitarist and vocalist Christ Sutter, Joe Gac on bass and drummer Ryan...

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...

Astrology Forecast
Posted by Astrology Forecast | May 16, 2017

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I invite you to try the following meditation: Picture yourself filling garbage bags with stuff that reminds you of what you used to be and don’t...