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Savage Hearts resurrect a beloved Valentine’s Day tradition

“My concept of bluegrass is a little bit looser than others,” Savage Hearts frontwoman Annie Savage said in a phone call. Her own band is variously self-described as “spicy” and “bluegrass meets honkytonk.” […]

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FilmScene announces programming for Science on Screen collaboration

FilmScene has been selected as one of 36 non-profit theaters across the U.S. to receive a Science on Screen grant for 2018. Science on Screen, a program of the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has been encouraging the exploration of science through film since 2005. […]

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Album Review: Commanders — Stones, Stooges and Spacemen

Although Iowa City band Commanders is already revving up some new tunes with a new bassist, their 2017 release Stones, Stooges and Spacemen is well overdue for attention in this space. With its brash title, the album invokes some of the greatest acts in ’60s and ’70s rock and roll and then evokes them throughout with a heavy dose of what Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop and David Bowie had most in common: strut. […]

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Desdemona redux: Emily Martin explores animation at CSPS

Book artist Emily Martin, whose work has been displayed across the country and the world, has turned her attention to a new medium for her exploration of William Shakespeare’s Othello through the words of the tragic Desdemona: animation. […]

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Jim Musser, Dennis McMurrin among Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees

The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association announced the class of 2018 on earlier this month for the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Jim Musser, a longtime columnist for the Iowa City Press-Citizen, is among the inductees in the Media category. Cedar Rapids’ Dennis “Daddy-O” McMurrin is one of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. […]

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Waves offers girls insight on Financing Your Future

This weekend, girls age 6-16 have the chance to explore their dreams from a pragmatic perspective in Financing Your Future, a workshop on fundraising, finances and grant writing. The event, which is free, takes place the morning of Saturday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. in Meeting Room A of the Coralville Public Library. […]

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Dancer Camille A. Brown to hold lecture, debut her Hancher-commissioned performance ‘ink’

Dancer and choreographer Camille A. Brown, a 2016 Guggenheim fellow, has had work commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Urban Bush Women and more. This Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m., she presents ink, an original Hancher commission. The piece is the third in a trilogy about identity. The first two parts, Mr. TOL E. RAncE and BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, likewise explored black culture and identity.
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‘Detroit’ lands close to home

When is the last time you spoke to a neighbor? For me, I think it was around three years ago, when someone from a unit a few doors down knocked on our door out of the blue and asked to borrow a potato masher. (I lent it to him. In return, along with his thanks, he gave me a recipe for mashed potatoes that I’ve never used.) […]

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The Women’s March returns to Iowa City on the anniversary of the inauguration

In 2017, in the wake of the election of Donald Trump, women and allies converged on cities across the country for what turned out to be the largest mass protest in U.S. history, with an estimated one of every 100 Americans marching. In Iowa City, nearly 1,000 people marched. […]

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