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Binnie Kirshenbaum, reading at Prairie Lights, offers an inside look at depression in ‘Rabbits for Food’

Reading: Binnie Kirshenbaum, ‘Rabbits for Food,’ Prairie Lights Bookstore — Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Rabbits for Food, released last month, closed the decade-long wait for a new book from Binnie Kirshenbaum. Kirshenbaum will be reading at Prairie Lights on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. After falling deep into the pages of Rabbits […]

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Colorful romp ‘Rocketman’ struggles in singer’s youth, hits stride when John does

Rocketman, a biographical film about Elton John which takes full control of the color wheel and coats it in feathers and sequins, started showing at FilmScene last Friday. The film, directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Taron Egerton as John, poignantly shows audiences what it looks like for a rockstar to be put under too […]

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Early bird tickets on sale now for Witching Hour 2019

Witching Hour Various venues — Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2 Curiosity piqued? It should be! That’s just one of the services the Witching Hour Festival has to offer. Now in its fifth year, Iowa City’s exploration of the unknown, celebration of the creative process and premiere opportunity to experience new work is offering early bird […]

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Egyptian revolutionary artist to visit Cedar Rapids

Ganzeer will give a lecture Thursday night, June 6, starting at 7 p.m. at the NCSML. It is free and open to the public. The artist will discuss his organic creative process and “Concept Pop,” his personal style of art. This Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, Ganzeer will lead a Crash Course in Street Art and Protest Art workshop. […]

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Pride at FilmScene kicks off Iowa City Pride Week with ‘Stonewall Uprising’

FilmScene and Iowa City Pride will recognize the 50th anniversary of Stonewall by showing ‘Stonewall Uprising’ for free on June 10, the day before Iowa City’s 49th Pride Festival begins. ‘Stonewall Uprising’ is just one of many LGBTQ+ affirming films shown as part of their monthly series, Pride at FilmScene. […]

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You should see her in a crown: Katy Hahn leads Riverside Theatre’s ‘Henry IV, Part I’

In Iowa, there is a small, but growing, community of artists who have no “day job.” It’s into this mad amalgam of a gig economy that theater artist Katy Hahn found herself thrust several years ago. “A question that people ask me a lot is, how do I do it? I say, don’t try to take the same path!”
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Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ delivers wonder and magic, despite burden of 25 years of content

A character during the film comments that artists must be naïve, crazy and cruel: While Gilliam knows this, and even thought he wisely departs from the cruelty of Tidelands, this movie is obviously a “passion project” (a phrase from the film) that engages in indulgence rather than refusal. […]

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