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Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 3, 2017

Several years ago -- or, in storybook parlance, Once Upon a Time -- a long-lost creek in northeast Iowa came back to life. It did so with the help of...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 2, 2017

If you're determined to be in the room where it happens, you'll have to plan ahead. Since demand is expected to be so high for Leslie Odom Jr.'s appearance late...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Mar 2, 2017

Poet Terrance Hayes, who will be reading on Friday, March 3 at the Dey House in Iowa City, situates himself in a unique juggle. People tend to place things in...

Posted by Courtenay Bouvier | Mar 1, 2017

Atendees hurry to cast their votes for the "People's Choice" award before the voting closes. Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann. More than 350 foodies and bons...

Posted by James Trainor | Mar 1, 2017

Megan Gogerty knows there’s power in comedy -- that what is dressed up as a bit of tomfoolery can in fact be quite conscious, insightful or even subversive. Of course,...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Feb 28, 2017

Last year was a landmark year for Daytrotter.com. It was the 10th anniversary of the website -- an almost impossible feat for any website, let alone a music site that...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 28, 2017

Beyond Peace Beyond Peace beyondpeacehc.bandcamp.com Beyond Peace by Beyond PeaceIt’s not original to compare metal and punk music. Both use loudness as their primary gesture, both use distortion pedals, both...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Feb 28, 2017

Colleen Vol. 1 soundcloud.com/colleenband/sets/vol-1 Colleen is a Cedar Rapids-based husband and wife duo that delivers a beautiful, often soaring mix of bombastic live percussion and electronics buoying silvery vocals. Heather...

Dear Kiki
Posted by Dear Kiki | Feb 28, 2017

Questions about love and sex in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area can be sent to dearkiki@littlevillagemag.com (queries can also be sent anonymously using this form). Questions may be edited for...

Astrology Forecast
Posted by Astrology Forecast | Feb 28, 2017

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your immediate future is too good to be true. Or at least that’s what you, with your famous self-doubt, might be inclined to believe if I...

Posted by Sean Genell | Feb 28, 2017

Illustration by Josh Carroll. Some nights are made lucky. For instance, the dayshift driver left a blues CD in the pleasure radio. Blues ain’t really my thing, but for whatever...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 27, 2017

Tomorrow -- Feb. 28, 2017 -- goes by multiple names in different cultures and contexts. Some call it Shrove Tuesday. Others know it as Mardi Gras. In some circles it's...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Feb 26, 2017

The lineup for Gabe’s on Friday night, Feb. 24 featured two bands that I had long wanted to watch but had been prevented from seeing. For the past ten years...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Feb 26, 2017

Aseethe performs at Gabe's. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann. Local doom metal purveyors Aseethe celebrated the release of their new record Hopes Of Failure at Gabe's Saturday. The...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Feb 26, 2017

Natalia Espina and Neo McAdams speak about the benefits of a Community Bond Project and its mission at Near Future gallery. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann....

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Feb 24, 2017

I have a bone to pick with movies like Cast Away (2000): why does Tom Hanks feel the urge to talk to himself and inanimate objects? Perhaps there’s something intrinsic,...