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Interview: Will Duncan on solitude and solace

Will Duncan: Workshop — The Art of Doing Nothing Englert Theatre — Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. Will Duncan: Lecture — Lessons Learned from Three Years of Silence Iowa City Public Library — Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. Will Duncan is an author and meditation teacher, who has recently founded the Sofia retreat […]

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Staff picks: 2016 Witching Hour festival

  Downtown Iowa City — Friday, Nov. 4 – Saturday, Nov. 5 Tickets available here Let’s just preface this by saying you should attend as many Witching Hour festival events as you possibly can. You may not know every artist or be familiar with every topic, but for those that choose to completely embrace the festival […]

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Interview: The three faces of Jason England

Witching Hour: National Anthem: The Sociopathic Nature of Racial Discourse in American Sports Englert Theatre — Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets available here Writer and University of Iowa Rhetoric Department faculty member Jason England has been a consistent voice in the arena of race and politics in American athletics, and those of us […]

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Prairie Pop: Experimental rock pioneer Rhys Chatham gets Iowa City into the loop

Rhys Chatham Gabe’s — Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10 p.m. Tickets available here Punk pioneers the Ramones stripped their music down to three chords, creating an austere wall of sound that brought rock and roll back to its basics. Composer Rhys Chatham, however, might be the only artist who was inspired to use more chords […]

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Interview: Pussy Riot discusses human rights, protest art ahead of Witching Hour

Pussy Riot: In conversation with Jessica Hopper The Englert Theatre — Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. In February 2012, Russian political performance group Pussy Riot staged a show at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior as a protest against church officials’ support of the policies of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Three of the five […]

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Interview: Rapper Psalm One emphasizes healing through art, giving back ahead of Witching Hour show

Psalm One The Mill — Friday, Nov. 4 to 10:30 p.m. Rapper Psalm One released The Death of Frequent Flyer in 2006 on Rhymesayers, the label she was on at the time. A decade later, she’s freshly label-less and taking flight, with a massive output and an unwaning popularity. She came to Iowa City during […]

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Interview: Jen Kirkman heads back to IC for Witching Hour

Jen Kirkman Englert Theatre — Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. Jen Kirkman is an award-winning author, stand-up comedian and authentically kind and funny human being. Hot off the heels of the release of her Netflix special I’m Going to Die Alone (And I Feel Fine), Jen will be in Iowa City, performing her stand […]

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Jlin set to bring footwork-inspired electronica to Witching Hour

Jlin Gabe’s — Nov. 5, 2016 at midnight In the late 1990s, footwork — a new style of dance music — erupted across Chicago’s black neighborhoods. Footwork’s hectic tempo and fragmented sampling was the soundtrack for a unique dance style, performed in competitive dance battles. This is the music Jlin (aka Jerilynn Patton) grew up […]

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The devil’s in the details: Witching Hour announces full lineup, schedule

Witching Hour Festival Downtown Iowa City (various) — Nov. 4–5, 2016 There’s no better time than today to snag your tickets for the second annual Witching Hour Festival (two-day passes $50, one-day passes $30) — and while you’re at it, you can start scheduling your plans for the weekend. The two-day festival, presented by the […]

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Synchronize watches: Witching Hour announces Jen Kirkman, Pussy Riot (in conversation) and more

Witching Hour Festival Downtown Iowa City (various) — Nov. 4–5, 2016 If you were on the fence over the past few days, wondering whether the Early Bird Passes (which dissipated into the nether realm as of midnight) were worth it, the wait is now over! The second annual Witching Hour Festival, a collaborative production of […]

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The Witching Hour is nearly upon us! Second annual festival announces dates, early bird pricing

Last year, a new festival, co-presented by Little Village and the Englert Theatre, blazed an eerie trail through Iowa City and the festival-going world at large. Witching Hour bills itself as a festival that explores and engages the unknown, discusses creative process, and unveils new work in a range of disciplines and practices. The inaugural […]

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