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Photo Gallery: International cyclists gather in Iowa City for Jingle Cross 2021

The Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross festival is back in Iowa City after last year’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the three-day festival, cyclists from the United States and Europe participated in cyclocross and gravel races. Hundreds of spectators bundled up to watch the races at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. In cyclo-cross races, cyclists have […]

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Photo Gallery: Locals paint a mural by the numbers for Iowa City Climate Fest

Community volunteers helped paint a by-the-numbers mural on the Resource Management Center building Thursday as part of Iowa City’s second annual Climate Fest. Local artist Erika Danner designed the mural with a climate and environment theme, featuring worms, centipedes, fungi and plants. The mural shows how healthy soils and composting can remove carbon from the […]

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Englert Theatre reopens to the public, ‘excited’ for the path forward (VIDEO)

After a long hiatus, the Englert Theatre is once again opening its doors to the public, albeit with strict COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Interim Executive Director John Schickendanz and Board President Carl Brown sat down with Little Village recently to discuss the theater’s current changes and future direction. It’s been a difficult 16 months […]

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Is there anything this cast can’t do? Riverside’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ full of unsuppressed energy

Angie Toomsen, director of Riverside Theatre’s production of The Comedy of Errors, brilliantly brought together two things that theater historians might compare to orange juice and toothpaste: 1970s country and Shakespeare. Southern drawls mixed with Shakespearean monologues made the show memorable and even more hilarious, as if the bard himself had written the show with […]

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