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Show Preview: The Black Keys at the Iowa Memorial Union, 4/8/10

Ohio’s rock duo,The Black Keys, will be performing Thursday, April 8 at the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge. Tickets for the 8:00 p.m. show are $30 ($26 for students) and can be purchased at the University of Iowa Box Office or any Ticketmaster location. The grungy blues-based group are currently promoting the May release of […]

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The Mission Creek Experience, Days Five and Six (VIDEO)

The Mission Creek Festival has finally come to an end, and what a festival it was. Featuring over 100 musical performances, I spent six days endlessly jumping from venue to venue and still managed to miss out on a sizable chunk of the show. What I did happen to catch, however, was enough to leave my eardrums ringing for days. Having now had the respite of a holiday weekend to recover, lets jump in, shall we? […]

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The Mission Creek Experience, Days Three and Four

We’re just past the Mission Creek Festival’s halfway point, and the realization that Iowa City will soon return to its normal non-festival routine is a sad one. To be fair, there’s never a shortage of live music to see in our beloved city, but Mission Creek grabbed an adrenaline shot and slammed it straight into the heart of Iowa City. […]

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The Mission Creek Experience, Day Two

Tuesday marked the first official day of the 2010 Mission Creek Festival, with ten performances spread across three venues. Despite simultaneous shows occurring at separate locales, having each of these venue positioned within a block of the pedestrian mall makes the festival feel surprisingly consolidated. Travel time is a non-issue, and attendees who find themselves […]

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The Mission Creek Experience, Day One

Newly opened “Gabe’s” played host to the Mission Creek pre-festival party last night, and the venue has never sounded better. With new ownership came a new sound system, just in time for Iowa City’s biggest music festival of the season. West Coast groove band Pocahaunted headlined the event, backed by strong opening acts from Rene […]

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Protesters Gather a Day Before Obama’s Visit

One day before President Barack Obama’s visit to Iowa City, “Stand Up for Freedom” organized a Pentracrest protest in opposition to the recently passed health care reform bill. (Photos and Video)

Obama will arrive in Iowa City this afternoon to discuss the health care reform legislation at the Field House. 750 tickets were distributed to the public earlier this week, although there were several thousand requests.

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Mission Creek Festival: Literary Events and Panels

Note: More events are sure to be added as the festival approaches. Check the Mission Creek blog for updated schedule information. @Prairie Lights 7:00 p.m. Reading Author website ASHLEY BUTLER, Author @The Englert 7:00 p.m. Music Panel Moderated by Kembrew McLeod CHUCK D, BOMB SQUAD, HARRY ALLEN Hiphop luminaries @The Motley Cow 5:30 p.m. Reading […]

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2010 Mission Creek Festival Preview

Download printer-friendly PDF of the Official Festival Guide MISSION CREEK LITERARY EVENTS AND PANELS FIND EVENTS BY DATE Monday, March 29 Tuesday, March 30 Wednesday, March 31 Thursday, April 1 Friday, April 2 Saturday, April 3 @Gabe’s – Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. – Ticket prices TBD FEATURING Peaking Lights LISTEN […]

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2010 Local Hiphop Mix Tape Download

Tallboy Intro The Other Elements – Street Walk/Somethin Outa Nothin Tyrell Spitt and Cellblocc – Hell Yeah Vo – So Cold Rolling Blackout – Basement ]]]]]] (Staples) – Makin Cents Stoo Kid – The Truth Is AV Collective – Prince of Thieves J Streets and Animosity – Maxamill Freestyle (live on WFKU) johndope – Bachelor […]

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13th Annual Souper Bowl Raises Funds, Awareness

Visitors packed the Highlander Convention Center Thursday for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program’s (DVIP) 13th annual Souper Bowl fundraiser.

An estimated 400-600 individuals attended the event, paying $20 to be treated to live music and to sample the 42 different kinds of soup donated by local restaurants. The event affords local residents an opportunity to pitch in for the fight against domestic violence in Iowa. […]

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