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Livestream: The Green Room presents Peter Aguero on Monday, Oct. 9

At 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, The Green Room experiment culminates with a celebrity storyteller whose work is familiar to listeners of storytelling radio program the Moth: Peter Aguero. He is a Moth GrandSLAM champion, regular host of Moth shows and an instructor for the MothSHOP community program. […]

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‘Liberal redneck’ Trae Crowder checks in on politics and comedy ahead of his Iowa City Book Festival appearance

On Oct. 11, the Iowa City Book Festival brings Trae Crowder to town (the Liberal Redneck of YouTube fame). Crowder, along with Corey Ryan Forrester and Dean Morgan, will be performing at the Englert as part of their wellRED: From Dixie With Love​ tour. The show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $27. All proceeds will benefit the ACLU of Iowa. […]

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Livestream: The Green Room presents Lisa Lucas on Monday, Sept. 25

At the Englert, on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., Lisa Lucas will anchor a night that focuses on literature and its unique role in shaping homes that wonder about the mysterious and tolerate differences. As an added bonus, Kiese Laymon will provide a reading before her lecture. Mallory Hellman, director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project, will kick the evening off. […]

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‘Poetry is the best medicine’ — Pokey LaFarge talks past and future ahead of his Englert return

Known for his embrace of music styles from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s, Pokey LaFarge returns to the Englert Theatre this week in support of his seventh album, Manic Revelations. He performs on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m., alongside opener Esther Rose. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door. […]

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UNESCO City of Literature benefit to feature William Elliott Whitmore, Iris DeMent, the Recliners and more, all covering Bob Dylan

This Wheel’s on Fire, a benefit concert for the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, will be at the Englert Theater this Friday, April 28. Keeping in tune with the legacy of Bob Dylan in both music and literature, southeastern Iowan musicians will be performing exclusively Dylan covers from all eras of his discography — with the players reinterpreting the flavors and inflections of the legendary folk artist. […]

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Review: J. E. Sunde and Kishi Bashi close down Mission Creek 2017

The concluding night of the 2017 Mission Creek Festival was hosted by the Englert, and as usual drew a full crowd. The closing acts face the daunting challenge of being measured against each other show that the audience has watched — and finding their audience likely to be more exhausted than on previous nights as […]

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Antonio Sanchez brings his BiRDMAN LiVE to the Englert

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) is a movie of blown-out proportions, equal parts mesmerizing and befuddling. The movie will make sure you know. But that’s no surprise to those familiar with director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s catalog. Centered around protagonist Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), best known for his role in a superhero trilogy, […]

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