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Posted by Karle Meyers |
The weight of skirts: Anna’s costumes in ‘The King and I’

On the day of the Women's March, Jan. 21, 2017, King and I lead actress Heather Botts was onstage in L.A. playing Anna. When she said the line, "I believe...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon |
Review: Mission Creek opening day events at Hancher

At 6 p.m. on April 4, Joe Tiefenthaler opened Mission Creek 2017's Hancher component with a short statement about the enduring importance of the arts in terms of building what...

Posted by Letters |
Letter to the editor: Response to Hancher — ‘Cash is king’

I was picking up passengers at the Cedar Rapids airport. While I was waiting for their flight to land, I read a copy of your magazine, Little Village. On page...

Posted by LV Promotions |
Drawing Board: Las Cafeteras Visit West Liberty Middle School (video)

Little Village Drawing Board highlights work being done to advance social conditions in Iowa. Here, Hancher brings Las Cafeteras to visit West Liberty School District -- the first district in...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Leslie Odom, Jr. tickets available Monday, Tuesday

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 Eleanore Taft |
Tonight at Hancher: ‘Soil’ is as real as it gets

Soil Strauss Hall, Hancher -- Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The dancers in 'Soil,' L-R: Chankethya Chey from Cambodia, Nguyen Nguyen from Vietnam and Waewdao Sirisook from Thailand. --...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Abraham.In.Motion dances human struggles to life at Hancher

Abraham.In.Motion during rehearsal at Hancher. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann. Since Dance Magazine named him one of 2009’s “25 to watch,” Kyle Abraham has been making...

Posted by Zak Neumann |
Photo Preview: Abraham.In.Motion explores social issues with dance

Kyle Abraham rehearses "Absent Matter" at Hancher. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann. Dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham brings his company Abraham.In.Motion to Hancher Auditorium tonight at...

Posted by Tim Taranto |
Thank you Lord! ‘Book of Mormon’ tickets go on sale this week from Hancher

Photo courtesy of Book of Mormon At long last, Hancher is back and they've unveiled a killer list of events for the 2016-17 season -- the highlight for many being...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Interview: Spontaneity and flexibility drive Bobby McFerrin’s passionate curiosity

In 2008, the University of Iowa’s Hancher auditorium closed due to flooding. In the years since, the Hancher team has steadfastly continued to fulfill its vision of “striv[ing] to enrich...

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Posted by Rachel Jessen |
Photos: Hancher rising

Photos by Rachel Jessen Iowa City's original Hancher Auditorium, destroyed in the 2008 flood, is being rebuilt from scratch. The new Hancher will seat 1,800 and is scheduled to host...

Posted by Arish Singh |
Interview: The Moroccan Rock of Hoba Hoba Spirit comes to CSPS Tonight

“Morocc’n Roll” is how Hoba Hoba Spirit have been billed for their show at CSPS Hall tonight has been billed, but don’t be fooled. This is not some slickly...

Posted by Arish Singh |
Doreen’s Jazz brings the sound of New Orleans to The Mill

Though Doreen Ketchens has toured internationally as a featured act, there is little doubt that she won’t feel right at home when she and her touring act, ‘Doreen’s Jazz,’ play...

Posted by Lily Allen-Duenas |
Gallim Dance review: Structure gives way to sensation

Performers for Gallim Dance rehearse at Space Place theater -- photo by Whitney Marcella Wright On Friday April, 25 the basement of the UI's North Hall was brimming with people...