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Photos: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Hancher

A few thousand people gathered outside the new Hancher building to see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The free outdoor concert kicked off Hancher’s 2016-17 season in grand style, with food trucks, tailgate games and a great blend of traditional New Orleans jazz and the genre-bending funk of Trombone […]

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Interview: Trombone Shorty gets to the heart of New Orleans brass

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, with Preservation Hall Jazz Band Hancher parking lot — Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Trombone Shorty Riverside Casino & Resort — Saturday, Mar. 10 at 8 p.m. Eight long years ago, Hancher Auditorium was decimated in flooding that hit all of eastern Iowa hard. Now, the resilient venue has […]

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Hancher Ribbon-cutting and Open House this Friday

Hancher Auditorium

Ribbon-cutting and Open House Hancher Auditorium — Friday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. — Free This Friday, a six-year wait comes to an end as the Hancher Auditorium reopens to the delight of eastern Iowans with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Friday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. Following the ceremony, there will be an open house […]

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