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Weekender, Sept. 23: Napoleon Dynamite Q&A, Big Grove Brewery Vinyl Market, Longfellow Front Porch Music Festival

READ THE LATEST | SUPPORT LITTLE VILLAGE | SHOP PERKS THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium Autumn has arrived! With it come fall markets and cider release parties, along with outdoor events galore to enjoy in the cooling temps. Downtown Pedestrian Mall Dance Me A Story with Ballet Quad Cities Sep 23 – 10:00am Iowa City Public Library […]

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Iowa poet joins the drive to ‘take back’ the spoken word Grammy (ft. track premiere: Kelsey Bigelow, ‘Poetic Trigger Warning’)

The Grammy Award for spoken word recordings has existed, in some form or other, since 1959. But it hasn’t always, or even often, gone to what 21st century listeners would consider spoken word. Seriously. Jimmy Carter (#NotAPoet) has won this Grammy Award three times. That’s as often as Maya Angelou. (With nine nominations to her […]

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Englert Theatre re-opens to the public, ‘excited’ for the path forward (VIDEO)

After a long hiatus, the Englert Theatre is once again opening its doors to the public, albeit with strict COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Interim Executive Director John Schickendanz and Board President Carl Brown sat down with Little Village recently to discuss the theater’s current changes and future direction. It’s been a difficult 16 months […]

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Weekender, Sept. 9: ‘Dog Paddle’ in the City Park Pool, final Mission Creek Summer Session, Step Afrika!

READ THE LATEST | SUPPORT LITTLE VILLAGE | SHOP PERKS THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium It’s the great summer wind down, with the last Summer of the Arts Friday Night Concert of the year, a chance for doggies to paddle at City Pool and the final weekend of outdoor kids’ spectacular “Frog and Toad.” Make the most […]

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Five questions with: Tiffany Biehl, Codfish Hollow

Maquoketa music venue Codfish Hollow is renowned regionally and nationally for its iconic experiential events, starting with a tractor ride across the property from the parking to the barn. Musicians love the hospitality there, too, as much as audiences love the performances. Like many venues across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Codfish Hollow […]

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