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Englert Theatre reopens to the public, ‘excited’ for the path forward (VIDEO)

After a long hiatus, the Englert Theatre is once again opening its doors to the public, albeit with strict COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Interim Executive Director John Schickendanz and Board President Carl Brown sat down with Little Village recently […]

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Ghost Creek shimmers in the fog of our pandemic-fatigued minds

We’re in a pandemic, in case you haven’t noticed. And in a pandemic, especially as the parent of a toddler, time (to put a fine point on it) gets a bit — slippery. So on this past rather innocuous Tuesday […]

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Theatre Cedar Rapids uses shut down to create positive, lasting change

Live performance venues were the first businesses to close when the coronavirus arrived in the United States, and they will likely be the last to reopen. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a clear path to a scenario where these […]

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FilmScene launches new app-based program to watch curated films at home

To many Iowans, fall is movie season. From Halloween slashers to the Oscar contenders released just before the holidays, a dark movie theater offers respite from the oncoming cold and a momentary trip to another (perhaps warmer) world. Given 2020’s […]

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CSPS uses the pandemic as an opportunity to focus on better serving artists and the community

The decision to use a space as an incubator for the arts and as a cultural gathering place for a community is often difficult, especially in a trendy neighborhood. Despite the fact that it is exactly these kinds of spaces […]

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Riverside Theatre takes the virtual stage in its busiest season ever

Even as nearly every other performing arts organization, of every type, has scaled back its programming in 2020, Riverside Theatre is ramping it up. The 2020-21 season marks the 40th season for the revered Iowa City theater, and it has brought with it a good deal of change. […]

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Englert makes the best of the pandemic, presenting and fostering engagement with the arts digitally

Throughout its 108-year history, the Englert Theatre in Iowa City has always changed with the times. From its origins as a vaudeville theater, to a movie theater and now a revered space for performing arts, the Englert has grown into […]

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Record Collector adapts to the new normal, prepares for three Record Store Days

Since 1982 Record Collector has been a hub for Iowa City’s music-loving community. When founder and original owner Kirk Walther passed away back in 2017, many vinyl enthusiasts worried whether Iowa City would lose this sacred place where they could […]

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