Video premiere: Penny Peach, ‘Laurelz’

Two weeks ago today, Penny Peach (a.k.a. Elly Hofmaier) dropped a debut EP, Brain Gamez, that you won’t want to miss. But I’m not going to steal the thunder from the full review (forthcoming). I’m just here to talk about “Laurelz,” track three on the release, which Little Village is thrilled to premiere the video […]

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Weekender, March 18: ‘Flight of the Diamond Smugglers,’ the families of Brucemore and a reading with (and for) cats

THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium is here! This weekend we’ll be at virtual readings on wartime fashion design and diamond smuggling, baking buttery Czech rolls and enjoying story time with cats. What are you up to? Online ‘Stages’ by David Lee Nelson Mar 5 – Mar 21 – All day Riverside Theatre presents […]

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Watch: Iowa City portrait artist Heith A. Banowetz seeks to capture the soul in old photographs

Soulful eyes, sensitive hands, old-fashioned facial hair, delicate lines and stippling. These and other, more subtle features make up the distinctive style of self-taught Iowa City artist Heith Banowetz, who crafts portraits using “humble” materials like pen, pencil and charcoal. “I feel like sometimes we have this tendency to feel rushed or pressured into speaking. […]

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