Run away with the troupe of ICCT’s ‘Pippin’

The success of ‘Pippin,’ the first show of ICCT’s 64th season, is greatly due to director Josh Sazon and choreographer Taylor Gomez. They, with musical director Wes Habley, guide us through Pippin’s “Everyman” journey through life, searching for happiness and something more: purpose. […]

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With everything from pie contests to monster trucks, the 90th annual Johnson County Fair starts on Sunday

The 90th annual Johnson County Fair will bring ugly cakes, excellent pies and monster trucks to Johnson County Fairgrounds starting on Sunday, July 21. The fair run through Wednesday night, and will conclude with a concert by Spencer, Iowa’s Casey Muessigmann, who appeared on season three of NBC’s The Voice, as well as the traditional fireworks display. […]

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Iowa City will again host two international cyclo-cross events, plus a dog race and ‘wine walk’

The Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup and Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival return to the Johnson County this weekend, for three days of everything from champion-level cycle racing to a leisurely stroll for wine lovers. […]

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Updated: ICCT brings ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ to the Johnson County Fairgrounds stage

“Our production is laced with the knowledge that we all have the ability to out-of-sight-out-of-mind the woes of the world,” director Rachel Howell said in an email. “We’ve tried to keep it all front and center, because we know that pretending that it doesn’t exist, or that it’s not affecting us so it’s not a concern, is toxic and keeping anyone from knowing the truth, or being unwilling to see and know the truth ourselves, can have frightening repercussions.” […]

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Jingle Cross, World Cup events kick off today in Iowa City

Jingle Cross

Cyclists will soon be racing up and down Mount Krumpit on the Johnson County Fairgrounds as a series of cylco-cross events, including the Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup, kick off Thursday evening. The world cup event is putting Iowa City on the map. It is one of only two American cities to host a world […]

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Impassioned actors carry campy ‘Psycho Beach Party’

Psycho Beach Party Johnson County Fairgrounds — Through Nov. 1 In his program notes for Psycho Beach Party, director Louis Edward Doerge says of the show that, “at its core, it’s a love letter to film.” That homage is evident from the start, and many elements of the production highlight and emphasize those aspects of […]

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Video: Sam Locke Ward and William Elliott Whitmore, What a Load of Craft VII

This Saturday marked the seventh annual What a Load of Craft event, drawing hundreds of craft enthusiasts to the Johnson County Fairgrounds to enjoy live music, countless homemade goods and locally-provided vittles. Those who braved the blizzard-like conditions were treated to the musical talents of William Elliott Whitmore, Skye Carrasco, Sam Locke Ward and Lipstick […]

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Fiddler's Picnic at the Johnson County Fairgrounds 9/19/10

These Eastern Iowa pickers might not grace the cover of Rolling Stone any time soon (then again, they might), but that’s fine with us–established traditions like this one have very little to prove. For the 40th year, Eastern Iowa’s finest old-time, bluegrass, Celtic, country and folk musicians are getting together to take part in a continuous stage show that all ages are sure to enjoy.


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