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Ventriloquist Denny Naughton picks up his dummies again for a NCSML fundraiser

Denny Naughton and Friends CSPS Legion Arts — Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. “The first show I did was a talent show,” Dennis Naughton said, reflecting on his adventures as a ventriloquist. His mother had some advice after that fledgling performance. “Maybe next time you shouldn’t read the routine out a joke book,” she […]

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Frequent ‘Antiques Roadshow’ appraiser Nicholas Lowry to appear at BrewNost

BrewNost National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library — Friday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Nicholas “Nicho” Lowry — president of Swann Auction Galleries in New York City and well known for his appearances on Antiques Roadshow — will serve as the celebrity auctioneer at this year’s Brewnost event at the National Czech & Slovak […]

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National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library brings scholar Dr. Tomáš Vrba to celebrate life of Václav Havel

Forum: Participating in Democracy National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library — Sat., Apr. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Czech historian Dr. Tomáš Vrba will speak on Saturday, Apr. 2 at 4 p.m. at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids about the important contributions and life of […]

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Rock and roll (and art and writing) in the CSSR

A new exhibit in Cedar Rapids explores the music, art and writing of a resistance movement forced underground by a totalitarian state. “Samizdat: The Czech Art of Resistance, 1968 to 1989,” is comprised of clandestine materials including photos, films, cassette tapes, books and manuscripts from communist-era Czechoslovakia (ČSSR). The show opened last weekend at the […]

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