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Millstream gathers a wide variety of eastern Iowa cover bands for inaugural Millstock

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the notorious 1969 music festival, Woodstock, Millstream Brewing Company is hosting Millstock from June 28-30. Eight artists will be featured and, in the spirit of the original festival, camping is welcomed on festival grounds. […]

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Love is in the air: ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ delightful seasonal fare

‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ is part of Old Creamery’s VIP (Very Intimate Performance) series which has shrunk the theater; the audience finds themselves on what is normally the stage.There is no fourth wall from the start of the play. This is an intimate show where the actors perform without amplification and interact with the audience. […]

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Five questions with: artist Maggie Vandewalle

Maggie Vandewalle Artist Reception Catiri’s Art Oasis — Saturday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Raised just outside Iowa City, Maggie Vandewalle went to the University of Iowa on an art scholarship and has been painting ever since. Although her studies at UI were focused initially on printmaking, she fell in love with watercolors. Now, painting […]

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ITAC’s ‘Woody Guthrie’s American Song’ is both timely and timeless

Playing through Sept. 24, the Iowa Theatre Artists Company presentation of Woody Guthrie’s American Song (conceived and adapted by Peter Glazer) testifies to the timeless power of music to bear witness to the hopes and horrors that confront the modern world. […]

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Buy Me a Sword: Iowa Renaissance Festival brings the life and times of centuries past back to the Amanas

Hear ye, hear ye: The Iowa Renaissance Festival and Gathering o’ Celts will transmogrify Middle Amana Park into a historical wonderland for the next two weekends, featuring feast and potation fit for royalty, mercantile from all the sovereign lands and various performances in the courtyard, from jousting to swordfighting to the arcane arts. […]

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Serving up history Saturday in the Amanas

Communal Breakfast Communal Kitchen Museum — Saturday, Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. Longing for a simpler time? Get a taste of history this Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Amana Heritage Society’s Communal Kitchen Museum (1003 26th Ave.) in Middle Amana as part of the Amana Colonies’ Winterfest. Guests can observe the old wood-burning hearth in […]

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