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No Mo’ FOMO: This weekend’s hottest shows, in summary

Lookin’ to get down, but not sure where to go this weekend? It’s OK; happens to the best of us. Don’t let Monday find you with no great stories to share. Little Village has the lowdown on this weekend’s can’t-miss shows. […]

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Interview: Esmé Patterson goes sci-fi

Trumpet Blossom Café will host a formidable tripleheader on July 22, 2018. Headliner Esmé Patterson is making her first appearance in Iowa City since Mission Creek 2016, bringing a shift in song style from angry protest rock to a more energizing dance vibe. She’ll be joined by two talented local artists: Brooks Strause and Elizabeth Moen. Tickets are $10-12; doors open at 9 p.m. Patterson took a few moments from her studio time to talk to me on the phone on a hot day in mid-July. […]

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‘Cornfield Chronicles’ opens a window on mid-20th century Iowa

To open up Cornfield Chronicles: Featuring Snowball: Pony from Hell by Myron Williams is to open a window onto the Iowa of half a century ago. This set of short stories and vignettes tells of the author’s experiences growing up as an Iowa farm boy in the mid-20th century. […]

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‘Hearts Beat Loud’ intertwines musical and human connections

The newest movie from Brett Haley (I’ll See You In My Dreams, The Hero) offers audiences an opportunity to explore the complications of modern life, especially through the lens of family dynamics, and ways that art — music in particular — can provide balms of consolation without needing to fix or solve situations. […]

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FilmScene first cinema honored as an Iowa Arts Council Cultural Leadership Partner

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs announced their 2019 grant recipients, and included among the eastern Iowa honorees is FilmScene — the first cinema to be named as an Iowa Arts Council Cultural Leadership Partner. More than 200 organizations were awarded a total of over $2 million by the Department of Cultural Affairs this year, […]

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Five questions with: Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family

The Handsome Family will be returning to Iowa City, performing at the Mill on July 19 at 8 p.m. (tickets $20). The band, a longtime favorite of artists and musicians, catapulted to the awareness of the American public through the inclusion of their song “Far From Any Road” as the opening credits for the HBO show True Detective. […]

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UI alums LAV.ISH play new G14 Festival

G14 Festival 3258 Cumming Rd, Cumming — Saturday, July 14 at 9 a.m. Iowa’s reputation for innovation and opportunity has landed it in the center of the music scene. This weekend, Kasper Entertainment is making history holding the first G14 Festival—bringing together everyone’s favorite trio: music, food and fun. Everything from live art to workshops […]

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Early bird tickets on sale for 2018 Witching Hour festival

Excited already for this year’s Witching Hour, sight unseen? Specially priced early bird tickets are now available for the 2018 Witching Hour festival. If you already know that you don’t want to miss whatever’s on tap for this year, snag your passes now for only $40. […]

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Camp Euforia celebrates 15 years by getting the band back together

Fifteen years ago, Iowa City funk-fusion band Eufórquestra was looking for a way to say, “Thank you” to its fans. When they pitched the idea of a festival to landowner Jerry Hotz, things clicked, and Hotz’s farm has been home to the Camp Euforia festival ever since. […]

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