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Writing music brought Geneviève Salamone catharsis. Now, she guides other Indigenous Iowa artists through their own ‘journey of self-discovery’

In the front room of her West Des Moines home, violinist and composer Geneviève Salamone writes, produces, records, mixes and masters original music. And while the space looks almost like an ordinary front room, it’s far from it. The space […]

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The once and future king: Riverside Theatre’s Katy Hahn on embodying Henry V and gender-bending Shakespeare

In Riverside Theatre’s upcoming return to Lower City Park (June 17-July 3, free), I will revisit a role I played first in 2019: Henry Plantagenet, who will have graduated from Prince of Wales (Henry IV Part 1) to King of […]

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Why we love the Middle Ages — and still have things to learn from them

An enormous forest extends for thousands of miles in every direction, with rivers that the traveler — whether pilgrim or trader — must cross on foot, leading a tired horse. The tracks of bears and wolves are often seen. Elk […]

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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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