Brucemore Outdoor Children’s Theatre presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Sleeping Beauty Brucemore Mansion — opens Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. Brucemore Mansion, in collaboration with Theatre Cedar Rapids, presents an Outdoor Children’s Theatre production of Sleeping Beauty, opening tonight, Aug. 3 and running through the weekend. Director Erica Jo Lloyd guides a bevy of eastern Iowa talent through this highly interactive […]

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The largest anime convention in Iowa takes over the Coralville Marriott this weekend

AnimeIowa Coralville Marriott — Friday–Sunday July 29–31 Join convention sponsors the Mindbridge Foundation this weekend as eastern Iowa’s anime and manga convention AnimeIowa celebrates its 20th year. Attendance was only 150 strong at the inaugural event in 1997; now the convention caps attendance at 3,000. A wide variety of guests from artists to writers to […]

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Letter to the Editor: For cyclists, Iowa City offers so little, so late

Iowa City

By Ofer Sivan The new $20,000 bike “parklet” selected “by a committee made up of city staff, local bicycle advocates, Downtown District staff and downtown business owners” is a well meaning but misguided attempt to do something positive for bicyclists and the community at large. I myself sat on the committee. The winning design was […]

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Rep. Steve King embarrasses Iowans on national stage

“It is my honor, to launch and begin the 2016 Republican National Hungry for Power Games!” said Stephen Colbert Sunday from the stage of the Quickens Loans Arena. The comedian, dressed as Caesar Flickerman from the Hunger Games series was quickly escorted off stage by security but not before he was able to say into […]

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Letter to the Editor: JP Claussen for school board


By Christine Grant, Coralville JP Claussen and I served together on the Advisory Committee for the Rape Victim Advocacy (RVAP) for several years and it was through this committee that I came to know and admire him greatly. What impressed me most was his real commitment to helping reduce violence against women and men in […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote JP Claussen for Iowa City School Board

City High

By Meghann Foster, Coralville I will be casting my vote for JP Claussen on July 19. The special education crisis in our district has, unfortunately, taken a back seat to the secondary boundary discussion. As the parent of two children who receive special education services and academic accommodations, I want to make sure we elect […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Claussen for ICCSD special election

By Nick Westergaard, Coralville, Iowa I will be casting my vote for JP Claussen in the July 19 School Board special election. As the parent of two kids who receive special education services and academic accommodations, I was shocked by results of the Iowa Department of Education’s recent investigation. We need board members who are […]

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The future of rock: Youth music festival in Cedar Rapids

Riley Smith

Riley Smith Youth Music Festival NewBo City Market — Friday, July 1 at 10 a.m. Alburnett, Iowa native Riley Smith is returning to his roots to headline a festival filled with some of eastern Iowa’s most exciting rising talent. Smith, known to many for his role as Markus Keene on the TV show Nashville, will […]

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WRAC hosting evening vigil for Orlando

The Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) will be hosting a candlelight vigil in light of the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people and injured 53 others at a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL Sunday. The vigil will commence at 7 p.m. in the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City. This tragedy […]

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