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LV coverage at the 2016 RNC

Today, the city of Cleveland, Ohio will welcome Republican delegates from around the country to choose the party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees for the 2016 race for the White House. Reporters Jon Winet, David Levi Strauss and Allen Spore will be providing on-the-floor coverage of the event on behalf of Little Village and Power2016.net. […]

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Magic the Gathering Pre-release Weekend: Eldritch Moon rises over eastern Iowa

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Magic the Gathering players of eastern Iowa will be celebrating the global pre-release of the expansion set, Eldritch Moon, with sealed-deck and two-headed giant tournaments being held at their local gaming stores. If you’re a seasoned planeswalker or necromancer, then that preceding sentence made total sense, and if you’re unfamiliar with the game, allow me […]

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Grammy-nominated songstress Sarah Jarosz to play at Englert

Sarah Jarosz Englert Theatre — Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. http://www.sarahjarosz.com Singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz will play at the Englert Theater Thursday, July 14 as part of her national tour. The tour is in promotion of her most recent album, Undercurrent. The Wall Street Journal remarked that the record’s “country-flavored folk songs” were “simple” and “intimate” […]

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Iowa City doom trio Aseethe signs with Thrill Jockey

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Iowa City doom metal trio Aseethe have signed with Chicago-based record label Thrill Jockey to produce their upcoming 2017 record. Guitarist Brain Barr, bassist Danny Barr and drummer Eric Diercks have been cutting records and performing their ambient sludge metal in the Midwest for nearly ten years. This is a big deal right? From a […]

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Free summer admission at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is excited to treat the community to another summer of free admission until Sept. 6. The CRMA houses the world’s largest collection of regionalist master Grant Wood’s work and is located smack-dab in the thick of downtown Cedar Rapids (410 Third Avenue SE). What’s on exhibit? There are […]

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Authors Anna Noyes and Brian Booker return to Iowa

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Anna Noyes and Brian Booker Prairie Lights Bookstore — Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates and rookie authors Anna Noyes and Brian Booker will be sharing the stage tonight at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights Bookstore. Noyes will read from her collection Goodnight, Beautiful Women (Grove 2016) and Booker will share […]

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I was sitting in silence at Quaker Meeting this Sunday when I heard the news that 49 people were killed and 53 were injured in a mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Florida. The woman who shared the message was queer and a life-time peace advocate; she urged her fellow Friends to recognize that […]

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WRAC hosting evening vigil for Orlando

The Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) will be hosting a candlelight vigil in light of the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people and injured 53 others at a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL Sunday. The vigil will commence at 7 p.m. in the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City. This tragedy […]

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