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Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo to trip through Iowa City

Beginning as a busking collective on the streets of Tokyo, Kikagaku Moyo has spent the six years of their existence gathering an ever-increasing number of fans. Their live shows on the festival circuits are constantly raved about, and their four albums and two EPs are drooled over by music lovers around the world. Kikagaku Moyo will be playing at The Mill on Friday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $12. […]

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Science meets community at Iowa City Darwin Day

The science minded Iowa City-zen will have an opportunity to explore the contributions of science and evolution to society Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23, with the induction of the 2019 Iowa City Darwin Day (ICDD) festivities. Darwin Day, a local two-day celebration of science and community, takes place each year on or around Charles Darwin’s birthday (Feb. 12, 1809). […]

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Interviews form basis of new play about the legacy of Sudan in Iowa City

On Friday, Feb. 15 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of the Old Capital Museum, the African Studies Program and the Office of Outreach and Engagement at the University of Iowa will present My Daughters Are My Writings, a new play based on oral histories of seven Iowa City residents from Sudan. […]

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Comedian Shane Mauss talks comedy, science, upcoming show

Shane Mauss, comedian and host of the ‘Here We Are’ podcast, will bring his intellectually stimulating, laugh-out-loud hybrid act Stand Up Science to the Mill on Friday, Feb. 1. The show brings local scientists and comedians from each city it visits together for a night of entertainment and learning, followed by a panel discussion with all guests. […]

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Sister Species descends on Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Minneapolis-based band Sister Species features an eight piece lineup, including three trumpets, a double bass and, occasionally, an accordion. Touring shortly after the November release of their latest album, ‘Heavy Things Do More,’ and a new music video trilogy, Sister Species will be at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. The cover is $7. […]

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Public Space One’s Sweet 16 auction ends Jan. 26

One of a kind art of all media for all ages can be found this week at Public Space One, nestled in the the basement of the Wesley Center on North Dubuque Street in Iowa City. As part of their Sweet 16 birthday celebration, Public Space One (PS1) opened their gallery doors for public viewing […]

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Leaning into the world with Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith

Taylor Goldsmith spent a week recently sitting in his Los Angeles house alone, practicing every song he’s ever released. For the lead songwriter, singer and guitarist of Dawes, that adds up to 63 songs over the last 10 years. The band plans to play every one of them over the course of this leg of their “An Evening with Dawes” tour, which comes to the Englert Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets are $40. […]

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‘Is There Life After High School’ features lovely performances but faces challenges

Presented by Iowa City Community Theatre, Is There Life After High School? is a musical of carefully woven monologues told from the perspective of adults that both loved and hated high school. This production marks the second time that ICCT has brought the show to the stage. The first was in 1995 as a contest production — Jeff Mead, who was in the band of the 1995 production, returns as director, actor and musical director. […]

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