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House of Gucci toes the line of greatness, but falls short

House of Gucci toes the line of greatness, but falls short

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter December 1, 2021

The wealth, the sophistication, the dark undertones — House of Gucci encapsulates all of this and more in its thrilling tale, detailing the life of the Gucci family. With incredible performances...

Melisse Brunet is shown conducting a rehearsal in the Concert Hall of the Voxman Music Building in Iowa City on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. As her first semester at the University of Iowa, the centennial anniversary of the Iowa Symphony Orchestra is a huge responsibility to uphold, but by being patient with myself, being patient with my students, being patient with my colleagues and taking it easy is how she dismisses the burden.

UI Symphony Orchestra celebrates 100th anniversary, looks to future

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter November 30, 2021

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra has been around nearly as long as the School of Music itself. The ensemble has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1920s. One hundred years...

Fans cheer as The Marcus King Band performs at the Englert Theatre on Thursday, November 21, 2019. King is a fourth-generation musician and is traveling with his band on their El Dorado tour.

Iowa arts groups to receive $1.3 million in relief funds

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter November 30, 2021

As in-person entertainment and arts events return to normalcy across the state of Iowa, various arts and culture organizations continue to face economic challenges because of COVID-19. In response,...

Author Lori Erickson poses for a portrait with her new book “The Soul of the Family Tree: Ancestors, Stories, and the Spirits We Inherit” in Iowa City on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.

Ask the Author — Lori Erickson

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter November 29, 2021

Lori Erickson is a travel writer who specializes in writing about spiritual journeys and her visits to several spots around the world. She grew up on a farm in Northeast Iowa and currently lives in Iowa...

Adele releases new album, ‘30’

Adele releases new album, ‘30’

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter November 28, 2021

Nov. 19 was a globally important day for Adele fans, who have been waiting over six years for her to drop her album, 30. Despite many claims made by the artist over the last six years that she would...

The Disney Plus logo for the streaming service.

“Encanto” shows that Disney can still tell a good original story

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter November 28, 2021

Disney has become infamous for its formulaic films. Time and time again, we see a young female protagonist distraught with her life, looking for something more. She might find it through a search for...

Hang in there, Baby exhibits artwork created by first-year MFA students

‘Hang in there, Baby’ exhibits artwork created by first-year MFA students

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter November 19, 2021

Art manifests itself in several ways. It can be paint on a canvas, an object hanging by a thread from the ceiling, a video on a television screen, it can even just be dirt on the ground. The “Hang...

John Orlet (right) and Ben Heirigs (left) act out an interlude in their play “Sawdust” on November 17th, 2021. The play is written by Val Timke and co-directed by Katie Redden and Kiley Rowe will premiere Friday, November 19th, at 8:00PM.

Final undergraduate workshop production of fall semester inspires new perspective of biblical history

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter November 18, 2021

For the Theatre Department’s final workshop production of the semester, undergraduate playwright Val Timke will take audiences in the Theatre Building’s Alan MacVey Theatre back to biblical times. The...

Deanne Wortman’s foil stamped collection on display at Artifactory in Iowa City on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Wortman, a board member and mentor at Artifactory said “I put these up so students could see what’s possible because they are so worried about the machinery at first.” (Jake Wicks/The Daily Iowan)

Hot stamped foil imaging – an artform originating at UI

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter November 18, 2021

Not many people have heard of hot stamp foil imaging, but Deanne Warnholtz Wortman knows it well. To her, foil imaging is quite the expressive and imaginative form of art. On Saturday, her exhibit...

Jan 28, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Bruno Mars accepts Album Of The Year for 24K Magic during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ calls back to 70’s soul with a contemporary twist

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter November 17, 2021

With the release of his new album, An Evening With Silk Sonic, Bruno Mars is no longer the same romantic he was once known as. Mars has partnered up with Anderson Paak to create Silk Sonic, redefining...

The new club Roxxy is shown in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.

New bar Roxxy opens in downtown Iowa City

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter November 16, 2021

Iowa City boasts impressive nightlife and a loyal fanbase of Hawkeyes bent on capitalizing on it, which puts bars in high demand. A new bar, named Roxxy, has opened on 127 E. College St. to answer...

Art that can be checked out is seen at the Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (Gabby Drees/The Daily Iowan)

ICPL’s Art-to-Go collection allows the Iowa City community to take home art for free

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter November 16, 2021

Having original artwork in a space can greatly add to its ambience, but that’s not always an accessible option for everyone. The Iowa City Public Library takes a step towards accessible art with...

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