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Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase: Darius Stewart, the Englert’s 2020 Nonfiction Writing Fellow, discusses Iowa City, poetry and HGTV with Elly Hofmaier

As part of Little Village’s ongoing Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase, we highlight poet Darius Stewart and his work as the Englert Theatre’s Nonfiction Writing Fellow for 2020. Stewart is the second recipient of the fellowship, which was designed to give writers a space to create and a new way to connect with the community. […]

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Young spoken-word poets express ‘heartache and joy’ on the Englert stage for the IC Speaks showcase

Stage lights cast a blue hue on a lone mic as attendants trickled into the Englert Theatre to see the IC Speaks Showcase on Saturday night. About a dozen students from West, City, Liberty and Tate high schools filled the first two rows on the theater’s west side. In the hour and a half that followed, the students got up one by one to stand at […]

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Interview: Lake Street Dive’s Bridget Kearney on the musical influences of ‘Side Pony’ and signing to a record label

Lake Street Dive The Englert Theatre — Monday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Lake Street Dive saw a mercurial rise to fame after their mellowed-out, soulful cover of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” went viral. They continued to earn critical acclaim with their seamless vocal melodies and throwback style. They are a nationally-known […]

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Gregory Alan Isakov back in Iowa City

Gregory Alan Isakov Englert Theatre

Gregory Alan Isakov The Englert Theatre — Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov is returning to Iowa, back again at the Englert for the first time since his visit in February 2014, and this time he’s bringing a symphony. Isakov’s soft and dreamy indie-folk music is bolstered by layers of classical […]

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