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The deadline has been extended to submit works for the Bicultural Iowa Writers Fellowship

Over the course of six months in 2019, the fellows chosen for the program will develop a collection of five pieces. The fellowship will culminate in the publication of the next volume of the We the Interwoven anthology. […]

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Five questions with: Aric Chase Damm of the Brevet

The Brevet brings their relentless energy from the West coast to The Mill on Thursday, Oct. 25 when they open for Virginia’s Melodime. Damm, who injects a steady dose of SoCal soul into his vocals, answered some questions for Little Village via email ahead of the band’s visit. […]

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Track Premiere: Kelly Pardekooper’s “Long Goodbye”

Next Friday, Oct. 26, former Iowa Citian Kelly Pardekooper releases his ninth studio album, 50-Weight (available for pre-order). And, as the title implies, he’s come back to the beginning: his very first demo, 30-Weight, was recorded 20 years ago in his Iowa City basement. […]

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Cedar Rapids’ newest haunt attracts all levels of fear aficionados

Nevermoor 4444 1st St NE, Suite 3001, Cedar Rapids — Open Thursday-Sunday through October, as well as Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-31 Thursday, Oct. 4 saw the opening of the newest haunted attraction to grace the Cedar Rapids area: Nevermoor, an ambitious new take on the genre, located alongside Lindale Mall in the former Planet X location […]

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What’s in a fest? Witching Hour kicked off with curatorial conversation

If you are a devotee of the arts who has ever wondered how the sausage of your favorite festivals, seasons and programs gets made, the opening salvo of the 2018 Witching Hour festival shed a little light on the subject. […]

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Light artist Gerry Hofstetter illuminates the Old Capitol

Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter has an ambitious goal: Over the course of 2017-19, he and his daughter Céline (who is based in Los Angeles) will bring their Light Art Grand Tour USA to all 50 states. The tour identifies a key landmark in each state to work with, a place of historical and political significance, and transforms it into a transitory light art sculpture.
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U.S. Cellular brings Kesha to CR, celebrating 30 years of cell service

The pop star Kesha will perform at the U.S. Cellular center on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The venue’s namesake, U.S. Cellular, is presenting the concert to recognize the 30th anniversary of when it began offering cellular phone service in Cedar Rapids. […]

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“Art in Public” meets #MeToo at 6th Biennial Grant Wood Symposium

This year, the University of Iowa Grant Wood Symposium — now in its sixth biennial iteration — tackles the topic of public art. The symposium, a program of the UI Office of Outreach and Engagement, presented by the Grant Wood Art Colony, seeks to engage with Wood’s legacy, this year by exploring one of his greatest passions. […]

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Don’t miss William Elliott Whitmore on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ tonight!

If you’re getting impatient waiting for local alt-country fan favorite William Elliott Whitmore’s upcoming return to the Englert Theatre next weekend, you’ll be happy to know that all you have to do is stay up late tonight and tune in to NBC (KWWL channel 7 in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City). At 12:35 a.m. (so, technically tomorrow) you can catch the beloved Montrose, Iowa native’s network television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly. He joins The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil, Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint and star of The Lie and Slender Man Joey King. […]

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