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Lena Dunham meets with students from Tate High

Before Lena Dunham took the stage at the Englert for her sold-out book tour event on Tuesday, the writer and creator of HBO’s Girls was meeting with a select group of Iowa City writers: twelve aspiring student writers from Tate High School. The program was arranged by Dunham and the Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP). […]

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Comedian Nick Thune performs at The Mill tonight

Although it’s true Comedian Nick Thune performs with a guitar and stars in a Netflix comedy special called Folk Hero, it’s not some Dylan-esque Weird Al who will be taking the stage at the Mill tonight.

Instead, audience members can expect Thune to dole out brilliant one-liners and droll observations in his trademark deadpan delivery, all of it “scored” to contemplative guitar-playing to make his absurd statements seem that much more absurd. […]

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Video: Tatsuya Nakatani performs at PS1

Video by Jon Graf Experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani stopped by Public Space One yesterday for a special performance of improvised music involving two local musicians, saxophonist Curt Oren and percussionist David Hurlin. Watch the above clip to see the frenzied climax to the evening’s performance, which includes footage of Nakatani’s signature percussive technique where he […]

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