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Posted by Rob Cline |
Read all about it! The story behind Washington High School’s pilot production of ‘Newsies’

According to technical director Bill Lammers, Washington was appealing to Disney not just because of the personal connections, but because it is located far from the East Coast where schools...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Five for Five Seasons – Albums by Cedar Rapids artists

In celebration of the release of Alisabeth Von Presley’s 'Diamonds in the Blackout,' here is a shockingly incomplete list of records by artists with ties to the Cedar Rapids area.

Posted by Rob Cline |
Five for Five Seasons – Disc Golf Edition

Wanna throw some discs into some baskets in the greater Cedar Rapids area? Of course you do. There are two upcoming events and three courses to get you started.

Posted by Rob Cline |
District Disc promises to be an above par event

When you think of the Czech Village and New Bohemia areas of Cedar Rapids, golf probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But an upcoming fundraising event will...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Five for Five Seasons — Conductors of the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band

The Cedar Rapids Municipal Band is entering its 67th season, and over that period it has only had a handful of conductors. Here’s a list of five folks who have...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Cedar Rapids Museum Week to entice visitors to explore arts, culture and history

Seven days. Seven museums. An opportunity to explore some of Cedar Rapids’ treasures.

Posted by Rob Cline |
Slayton Thompson, well-known drummer, to join Cedar Rapids Municipal Band on harmonica

Years ago, Slayton Thompson was playing drums in the Marion Community Band. After a performance, he clapped the teenaged piano player on the back and told him, “When you grow...

Posted by Rob Cline |
SHEL satisfies with strong sets at CSPS

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...

Posted by Akwi Nji |
The Cedar Rapids Public Library wins the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries

Out of over 100,000 public libraries in the United States, the Cedar Rapids Public Library is in the top of its class. The Cedar Rapids Public Library has been awarded...

Posted by Akwi Nji |
Planned Parenthood and Raygun raise the B.A.R. with a packed house

Mike Draper, founder and CEO of Raygun, along with Suzanna de Baca, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, teamed up to pull off the largest Planned Parenthood...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
This week in political activism April 12-16

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Iowa...

Posted by Little Village |
Introducing ‘The Village,’ coming Spring 2017

The Village is a flexible event space suitable for receptions, live music, theatre, trade shows, etc. Renovations are still underway on the main space, but the front space is now...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Celebrate spring by joining a community garden

Community members harvest carrots. -- photo courtesy of New Pioneer Coop Spring is here! What better way to celebrate its arrival than to get your hands dirty outside at a...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
12th annual Benz Beer Fest hits Cedar Rapids this weekend

Benz Beer Fest Benz Beverage Depot -- Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. Photo by Didriks For the 12th year in a row, beer enthusiasts from across eastern Iowa will...