Just announced: St. Lucia is coming to the Iowa Memorial Union in April

St Lucia will be playing the IMU in April

St. Lucia IMU Ballroom — Tue., Apr. 26 at 8 p.m. The University of Iowa’s Scope Productions has just announced that, for its final show of the spring semester, it will be bringing synthpop darling St. Lucia to campus in April. The South African (Brooklyn-based) Jean-Philip Grobler has been recording and performing as St. Lucia […]

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Yas Queen: Laverne Cox to Speak at the IMU in 2016

On the (fabulous, stiletto) heels of reports that she will play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in a Rocky Horror television remake, actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox has been named a lecturer in the University of Iowa’s Just Living themed semester series. Cox recently received an Emmy nomination (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series) for her […]

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Stand-up Comedian Moses Storm to Play IMU

Moses Storm Hawkeye Room, IMU — Thursday, Sep. 24 at 10 p.m. Moses Storm is not just a stage name. The young comedian spent his childhood traveling around in a bus with his family of missionaries. Fortunately for us, this fostered a hardy sense of humor, which he will share at the University of Iowa […]

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Photos: IMU ground floor reopens after seven years

The Iowa Memorial Union ground floor reopened today after several years of reconstruction and renovation following the 2008 floods. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held earlier today, President Sally Mason and other speakers acknowledged the participation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa branch of Homeland Security. FEMA awarded almost $500 million for […]

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Live Music Preview: 3/25 through 4/3

Kendrick Lamar

The Mission Creek Festival will soon be upon us, and Iowa City is holding its collective breath until it finally arrives. While Mission Creek’s main entrée is music (with healthy portions of literature and culinary arts), I won’t spend too much time explaining the festival here. That being said, much of this issue’s noteworthy live music doesn’t hit us until the fest starts on April 1. […]

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Show Photos: The Walkmen, The New Pornographers –

Scope Productions packed the IMU ballroom on April 27th for the Walkmen/New Pornographers show, so clearly this was a show many people were eager to see. For me, this show was new territory as far as photography is concerned. The good people at Scope let me in to take some photos, but rather than being […]

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Show Preview: The Black Keys at the Iowa Memorial Union, 4/8/10

Ohio’s rock duo,The Black Keys, will be performing Thursday, April 8 at the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge. Tickets for the 8:00 p.m. show are $30 ($26 for students) and can be purchased at the University of Iowa Box Office or any Ticketmaster location. The grungy blues-based group are currently promoting the May release of […]

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