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Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s new album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ beautifully balances being personal and relatable to a mass audience

Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s new album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ beautifully balances being personal and relatable to a mass audience

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter May 18, 2022

Despite being one of the most popular rappers of the time, Kendrick Lamar has not released an album since 2017. However, after listening to his new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, released...

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Ask the Author: Robin Hemley

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter May 12, 2022

Robin Hemley was the director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at The University of Iowa for nine years, inaugural director of The Writers’ Centre at Yale-NUS, Singapore, and is a graduate of The...

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Country singer Kelsey Lamb to perform at Elray’s

Sydney Hurley, Arts Reporter May 12, 2022

Kelsey Lamb, the Nashville-based country singer who recently performed on the NBC series premiere of American Song Contest, will bring her Arkansas and Nashville sound to the stage at Elray’s this...

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Student Spotlight: Hawkeye Marching Band selects new drum major

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter May 12, 2022

Christian Frankl is currently studying abroad in Scotland, but not for long — he’s coming back in June so he can lead the Hawkeye Marching Band in its most coveted position: drum major.  A...

Luther Bangert juggles at Chauncey Swan Park in Iowa City on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Iowa City juggler to perform multimedia show “Distillations”

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter May 11, 2022

As a popular circus act or backyard party trick, juggling seems like it could mean nothing more. However, Iowa City juggler and performer Luther Bangert might beg to differ. His new contemporary...

Carson Simpson poses for a portrait at the Field House in Iowa City on Friday, April 29, 2022. Simpson is a double major in dance and business, and is a part of the Iowa cheer team. Recently, grad schools have reached out to him for arts administration.

Senior Carson Simpson prepares to move forward in artistic journey

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter May 8, 2022

From a high school theater kid to a passionate dance major, and now as a future arts administrator, University of Iowa senior Carson Simpson has had quite the artistic journey. Whether Simpson’s...

Contributed photo of Thomas Corbridge, a senior percussion performance major at the University of Iowa.

Percussion performance senior prepares to graduate, looks fondly on time at UI

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter May 8, 2022

When he was in middle school, Tom Corbridge began playing the trombone. After his brother got mad at him for picking the same instrument that he played, Corbridge switched to percussion — which would...

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Iowa City West High School student supports students in Ukraine with ‘Project Encouragement’

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter May 9, 2022

Kaylie Milton, a current sophomore at Iowa City West High School, is no stranger to random acts of kindness. Milton learned from her father, Jeff Milton, through observation.  While on a family...

Jack Harlows ‘Come Home the Kids Miss You’ could be album of the summer

Jack Harlow’s ‘Come Home the Kids Miss You’ could be album of the summer

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter May 8, 2022

Jack Harlow’s “First Class” has been an inescapable earworm dominating the charts for a few weeks now. Personally, I’m a big fan of this debut song, although I think it is slowly falling victim...

‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ will go down as one of Marvel’s best

‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ will go down as one of Marvel’s best

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter May 8, 2022

Marvel fans have been waiting for the release of Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for months, and to say it exceeded expectations would be an understatement. The movie hit theaters on May 6...

Party attendees take a selfie at Gabe’s during The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night on Friday, May 6th, 2022.

Swifties gather at Gabe’s for Taylor Swift Night

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter May 7, 2022

Throughout the years, Taylor Swift has gone through a great deal of transformations. From albums like Fearless to Reputation to Lover, the musician’s work varies in mood and energy.  After spending...

Cast members sing in Legally Blonde the Musical at Coralville Center for the Performing Arts in Coralville, IA. Legally Blonde the Musical presents the weekend of May 6 and May 13.

City Circle to premiere ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’

Olivia Augustine , Arts Reporter May 5, 2022

City Circle was two weeks into rehearsals of Legally Blonde the Musical when the COVID-19 pandemic stopped the production in its tracks. This Saturday, the show will finally debut with a brand-new...

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