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The Tube: Breakfast Bland

Regis Philbin’s announced retirement, after 28 years, from the syndicated Live franchise that he shared first with Kathie Lee Gifford and then with Kelly Ripa, hasn’t exactly set the industry trade papers on fire. At age 79, it’s safe to say that Philbin already peaked as an entertainer. His oft-parodied mannerisms have long since passed […]

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Celebrate Ten Years: Del at The Blue Moose, 6/21/11

Issue #1 of Little Village was published in July 2001. It’s on file at both local libraries, and it’s totally worth seeking out. Every page in the issue evokes a potent sense of place–a place so cantankerously in love with itself, it could only be this place: Iowa City. In the opening pages, the founding […]

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Show Review: Carnival Hearts & Arts Parade @ White Lightning Wherehouse — 5/21/2011

Carnival Hearts & Arts Collective, a local collective of artists, held their biannual “parade” on Saturday. However, imminent rain forced the event out of the adorable Happy Hollow park and into the White Lightning Wherehouse. Vendors line the walls of this rambling, cavernous space. The event has the feel of a souq, of a community market in the ancient kasbah of Tangier, or of the mystery of London’s Borough market. The Carnival Hearts & Arts collective has an authentic–and almost ethnic–subcultural atmosphere, a collective of tattoos, funky chic, librarian eyeglasses, and wry smiles. […]

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Podcast: Bermuda Report on Little Village Live

This week on Little Village Live we hosted Bermuda Report. DOWNLOAD Little Village Live, hosted by Matt Steele and Lisa Stark, broadcasts from Public Space One Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on KRUI 89.7 FM. Shows are open to the public and free to attend. Snacks and refreshments are provided by the New […]

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Podcast: Hannah Drollinger, Eugene Kelley on Little Village Live

Hannah “The Bohemian Fiddler” Drollinger, acoustic guitarist Eugene Kelley and drummer Rob Evans perform almost an hour’s worth of solo, duet, and trio pieces. The songs range from upbeat gypsy tunes to more soulful folk–some recorded here for the first time. […]

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Show Review: Tribal Momentum, Eugene Kelley, and Hannah Drollinger – 5/17/2011

In preparation for their upcoming show at the Yacht Club, members of the new Iowa City band, Tribal Momentum, hosted a house party and concert Tuesday night. The event evoked the feel of a hidden carnival or a Gypsy fireside, where musicians wander through delighting the assembled. There were artists of music as well as artists of munchies; the wonderful Claire made gourmet treats to complement Hannah’s tasty sangria punch. Everyone there seemed to know half of the crowd, and the convivial atmosphere helped them meet the other half before the night ended.
This show was exciting and friendly, daring yet comfortable, prepared yet extemporaneous, which pretty much sums up the personalities of the artists who hosted. I’d like to thank them for their hospitality, but I’d really like to thank them for sharing some phenomenal music. […]

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Podcast: The Pines on Little Village Live

This week on Little Village Live we hosted The Pines. DOWNLOAD Little Village Live, hosted by Matt Steele and Lisa Stark, broadcasts from Public Space One Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on KRUI 89.7 FM. Shows are open to the public and free to attend. Snacks and refreshments are provided by the New […]

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