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Iowa Arts Festival to take over downtown Iowa City

The 2014 Iowa Arts Festival kicks off this Friday, June 6 in downtown Iowa City. The weekend-long festival plays host to more than 125 local and national artists, with nightly live music and a variety of food options available on Culinary Row. A full rundown of participating artists is available through Summer of the Arts. […]

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The sound of her voice: Laurie Anderson in Iowa City

Laurie Anderson

Starting Mission Creek 2014 with Laurie Anderson was simultaneously comforting and unsettling, not unlike her body of work. I attended a discussion she had with MFA students Tuesday on-stage at the Englert Theatre, prior to her lecture that evening. My experience with her performances made her a tall person, inhabited by large ideas. But she’s […]

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First details released for the 2014 Mission Creek Festival

Mission Creek!

Mission Creek officials revealed the first lineup details of 2014 today, boasting a list that includes famed composer Philip Glass and former Drive-By Truckers guitarist/songwriter Jason Isbell. In addition to its usual slew of literature, film, lecture and music events, the 2014 festival will include a new Mission Creek Tech + Innovation Mini-Conference set for April 4-5, as well as a film series co-curated by FilmScene. […]

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