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Wayback tours: When Marilyn Manson shocked Cedar Rapids

This article is the third in a series looking back at concerts that shaped the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids musical imagination as they reach milestone anniversaries. Technology was getting more advanced by the day in the ’90s, and music was one of the industries that absorbed the high-tech wave. The grunge bands of the […]

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The Wellington Heights nonprofit cafe serving up valuable skills to the young women behind it

In the long list of great places to catch a meal in the Cedar Rapids area, Café 361 stands out with its themed menus, community mindedness and inspirational premise. And if you want a seat at the table, you’d better get your name in quick — they’re only dishing up meals once a month during […]

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Wayback tours: When ‘Black Sunday’ Hit Iowa City

Everyone came to see Cypress Hill; those who decided to catch every band that night just hoped the openers would be entertaining. LA hip-hop group Funkdoobiest played first and then Seattle’s hard rocking all-female grunge band 7 Year Bitch, setting the tone for the third act. […]

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