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Ilana Bean explores the interactions between audiences and performers

Nonfiction Fellow Reading: Ilana Bean Englert Theatre — Sunday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m., Free Ilana Bean, an MFA candidate in the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, is interested in the interaction between artist and audience in performing arts […]

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T.C. Boyle discusses and reads from his work; his writings have never been timelier

T.C. Boyle returns to Iowa City this week for a pair of events presented by the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and the UI Lecture Committee. First, tonight, May 4, those orgs join with FilmScene for a screening of […]

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Get lit at Mission Creek! A preview of the festival’s literature event track

The Mission Creek Festival, a highlight of the area’s arts and culture scene, always includes an impressive slate of authors and a variety of ways to interact with them. This year’s festival includes the annual Lit Walk (April 8), which […]

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Rooms to grow: Erin Casey on stepping down from Writers’ Rooms leadership and launching toward her own success

Area author Erin Casey is in flux. She’s currently in the process of stepping back from her longtime leadership role for the Writers’ Rooms, a local organization that supports writers by creating communities of authors working in similar genres. And […]

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Cedar Rapids Community Orchestra debuts new conductor at first performance since March, 2020

Dr. Ghyas Zeidieh has waited a long time to take to the podium and lead the Cedar Rapids Community Orchestra in concert. The orchestra’s concert on Sunday, Dec. 5 will be a moment nearly two years in the making. The […]

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Welcome back: Two CRANDIC theater companies return to the stage this weekend

It is late 1968 and Judy Garland is in London — in large part because her erratic behavior and performances have made it difficult for her to perform in the United States. She is preparing for a five-week run at […]

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