New opera ‘Orphan Train to Iowa’ brings a dark but hopeful history to the Coralville stage

A little-known piece of Iowa history is coming to the stage in a one-night-only opera from the Crescendo Children’s Choir. Child and adult singers, including professional opera stars, will perform Orphan Train to Iowa: For the Love of Pete on […]

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Getting to know the Evitapus: Eight women take on an iconic role at the CCPA

These Evitas portray Eva Duarte Péron so seamlessly, you will find yourself forgetting there are eight women playing her. However, at the same time, you see how all women can change so completely as their lives play out. […]

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Carriage rides and an indoor snowball fight promise warm fun at Coralville’s Winterfest

Every parent knows it: that wild look in the eyes of children of a certain age once the cold weather’s been around for a while. It’s a look that can generously be called “stir crazy.” Luckily, the city of Coralville has got you covered with its annual mid-winter, mostly indoor event WinterFest. […]

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Youth Rising amplifies teen voices engaging the current political climate

This weekend, young people from eastern Iowa — 10 writers, 11 spoken word performers and 16 dancers — will present Youth Rising, an exploration of politics, community and their place in it all. The event is presented under the auspices of the Open Doors Dance Festival, a summer-long dance intensive for students ages 12-22. […]

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Iowa Juneteenth celebrations include premiere of ‘Cross-Examined,’ a play about desegregating Post-Emancipation Keokuk

Cross-Examined, a play by University of Iowa MFA playwriting candidate Margot Connolly, will be performed at the Coralville Public Library on Sunday, June 18 at 3 p.m. as well as the Keokuk Public Library on Monday, 19 at 6 p.m, as part of the local Juneteenth commemoration. Both events are free and open to the public. […]

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The Awful Purdies and the Family Folk Machine kick off a ‘historical’ collaboration

Awful Purdies

Lecture and Performance by the Awful Purdies Johnson County Historical Society — Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. This June, the Family Folk Machine was awarded a grant from the Iowa Arts Council jointly with the Iowa City Senior Center, […]

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