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Giving Tree’s ‘The Elephant Man’ offers nuanced performances that honor the playwright’s legacy

Bernard Pomerance, playwright of The Elephant Man, passed away on Aug. 26 at the age of 76. Less than a week later, the Giving Tree Theater production of the play — which won for the Tony for best play in 1979 — opened and offered proof that its author will long be remembered. […]

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Iowa City filmmakers announce dates for Barnstorming Brinton Iowa Tour of ‘Saving Brinton’

Saving Brinton FilmScene — Sept. 29-Oct. 5 Hot on the heels of its June premiere at the AFI Docs Film Festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, the documentary Saving Brinton, from Barn Owl Pictures (a collaboration between Northland Films and Bocce […]

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Middle of Nowhere festival brings electronic music home to Iowa City

The inaugural Middle of Nowhere festival will be held in downtown Iowa City on Sept. 1-2 at various venues. Acts include SassyBlack, headlining Friday night at The Mill; Iowa City’s Brendan Lee Spengler, live-scoring animated films on Saturday evening at RADinc.; and Daedelus, closing things down Saturday night at the Blue Moose. Festival passes are $35; tickets for individual shows are also available, ranging in price from $8-15. […]

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Iowa City Downtown District solicits public opinion on the future of public art

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, interested community members and aspiring creators of public art in downtown Iowa City will have a chance to share their ideas with the Iowa City Downtown District (ICDD) and each other in a public input meeting to be held at MERGE (136 S Dubuque St). The event begins at 6:30 p.m. […]

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