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Rural Route Film Festival’s ‘Very Best Of’ tour rolls into Cedar Rapids

Elkader native Alan Webber is back in Iowa for two presentations of his Rural Route Film Festival — tonight, April 19 at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids (tickets are $10) and Sunday, April 22 at Luther College in Decorah, as part of the Oneota Film Festival. […]

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Dick’s Tap and Shake opens up their Shake Room music venue

Located in what used to be a trophy shop next door to Dick’s Tap, the front door of the Shake Room has had a sign announcing the coming arrival of the performance venue since the end of last year. In the last few months there has been a flurry of activity getting ready for the opening. […]

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Album Review: Society of Broken Souls — Midnight and the Pale

Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter are an Iowan roots/country duo who tour constantly around the middle of the United States. Their music is based in the folk tradition that wouldn’t seem novel 50 years ago. […]

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Desdemona redux: Emily Martin explores animation at CSPS

Book artist Emily Martin, whose work has been displayed across the country and the world, has turned her attention to a new medium for her exploration of William Shakespeare’s Othello through the words of the tragic Desdemona: animation. […]

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Cedar Rapids, Mt. Vernon events will celebrate Martin Luther King’s vision, but also address continuing divisions

Each year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day offers a chance to not just celebrate the accomplishments and spirit of a great American leader, but also to examine the ways in which society still falls short of King’s vision. Among the events and activities honoring King on Monday are the 28th annual celebration at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, and conferences at Coe College and Mount Vernon High School. […]

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Indivisible Iowa conference to help activists gear up for the legislative session

Get ready for the upcoming legislative session with the Activists Get Active conference in Cedar Rapids on Saturday hosted by Indivisible Iowa, a non-partisan network of grassroots organizations across the state, and TeamCAN, the Teamsters Community Action Network. […]

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Know Your Neighbor: Inter-Religious Council joins with Cedar Rapids library for community discussions about religion

Starting Monday, Jan. 8, the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County is joining forces with the Cedar Rapids Public Library on three Know Your Neighbor community discussions, each focused on three different religions. […]

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Reality Bites series continues at the Cedar Rapids Public Library

Cedar Rapids Public Library is holding the second installment in their new Reality Bites series on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Interested patrons will be taking a deep dive into the 2016 documentary I Am Not Your Negro, which several attendees watched at the last session, in December. […]

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