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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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Book Review: ‘Beyond Sacrifice’ by Alicia Dill

Cedar Rapids author Alicia Dill will be reading from her forthcoming novel, Beyond Sacrifice (Circuit Breaker Books), this month for Prairie Lights. The virtual event will also include a conversation with Sara Maniscalco Robinson, founder of Veterans’ Perspective. Beyond Sacrifice, Dill’s second novel, tells the story of Concepcion Chapa, a woman of many identities. Chapa […]

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Album Review and Q&A: ENGLISH — ‘Mona Lucy’

Mona Lucy by ENGLISH The Des Moines-based band ENGLISH began a few years ago when guitarist and vocalist Chris English assembled a group to record some songs he’d written to commemorate 25 years of remission from childhood cancer. English enlisted Justin Goes on bass, Russ Tomlinson on drums, Hans Decker on trumpet and Tommy Doggett […]

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