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Iowa City teen Kasey Dawson overcame homelessness and loss to graduate high school. A year later, she’s still fighting for a place to call her own.

In January 2019, Little Village received an email submission from a City High senior named Kasey Dawson titled “My Life Story.” “I never understood what it meant to be depressed,” it began. Over a nearly 2,000-word essay, the 17-year-old reflected […]

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Greg Brown to play Dream Center benefit at the Englert

Greg Brown

Greg Brown is a folk legend. His 40-plus-year career is a monument to life in Iowa, and it’s not just because one of his landmark albums is called The Iowa Waltz. Often described as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, Brown is known for his intimate and wistful lyrics about small towns and farm-life, as well as his impassioned songs about politics and human dignity. […]

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