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Posted by Scott Samuelson | Jul 9, 2009

In the beginning was High Fidelity, at least as far as I’m concerned. An actor I’d never noticed before by the name of Jack Black was channeling Generation X energies...

Posted by Weekender | Jul 9, 2009

Greetings Weekenders! Thanks to Big Ben Hansen for being our special guest last night on Little Village on the Air!  You can find Ben - along with the fairest of...

Posted by Weekender | Jul 2, 2009

Perhaps freedom isn't free, but 4th of July weekend is! Jazz Fest (July 3-5) is bringing some of the biggest names in Jazz to downtown Iowa City -- all for...

Posted by Paul Sorenson | Jul 2, 2009

[audio:7_1_09_Little_Village_Radio.mp3] Little Village Radio 7/1/09 (mp3 download)

Posted by Weekender | Jun 25, 2009

The IC Weekender is sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, July 2-4, 2009 **** LATE ADDITION: Official Michael Jackson Tribute Dance Party at the Picador tonight (Thursday 6/25, no...

Posted by Weekender | Jun 18, 2009

The IC Weekender is sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, July 2-4, 2009 Oh Weekend, where do you end? And where does Week begin? Oh Sun, you shine whenever...

Posted by Weekender | Jun 11, 2009

The IC Weekender is sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, July 2-4, 2009 Ah, just when we’ve started to recover from Arts Fest, the weekend is here again! Big...

Posted by Pete Wilson | Jun 9, 2009

Driving to Fort Dodge is not what I had in mind on a Wednesday, but when Vicki Price e-mailed saying she and her husband, blues guitar slinger Joe Price would...

Posted by Weekender | May 29, 2009

It's time for a mea culpa. Once in a great while we here at LV make a mistake. In our June issue (which just hit the stands), we made such...

Posted by Melody Dworak | May 8, 2009

Dropping Evil, directed by Adam Protextor, written by Louis Edward Doerge ( One morning in April, I went to take my dog outside before I had to leave for work....

Posted by Scott Samuelson | May 8, 2009

Jody Hill’s Observe and Report is one weird movie. I’m pretty sure this dark comedy is meant to provoke reflection: The title suggests that the movie is holding the mirror up...

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | May 8, 2009

Springtime is here, and I’m ready to rock: in this case, at the Experience Music Project’s Pop Conference, held last month in Seattle. It’s one of my favorite places to...

Posted by Weekender | May 7, 2009

The University’s leg of this town might be twitching and tired from too much adderal and final projects, but stepping outside their bounds, Iowa City still doesn’t sleep (until after...

Posted by Erin Tiesman | Apr 8, 2009

When poet and teacher Barbara Lau began writing her first play about the transformation of the American teenager, she analyzed her knowledge of Greek mythology and found the famed goddess...

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Apr 8, 2009

For those listening to hip hop 20 years ago, Harry Allen’s name was well known after the release of Public Enemy’s classic “Don’t Believe the Hype,” from It Takes a...

Posted by Craig Eley | Apr 8, 2009

As we all know, thanks to T.S. Eliot, “April is the cruelest month,” but for music lovers in Iowa City, the pain and suffering that April causes may be in...