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King Leontes, played by Martin Andrews, acts out a scene from the play “The Winters Tale” on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The Shakespeare play was put on by Riverside Theatre.

Riverside Theatre performs Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor July 26, 2021

Sunday evening in City Park was a merry and warm one, as groups of Iowa City denizens gathered at Riverside Theatre’s festival stage and its surrounding lawn to catch Riverside’s final performance...

Contributed by Auden Lincoln-Vogel and Philip Rabalais.

UI printmaking fellow Elena Smyrniotis’s vision of ice: more than a frozen display

Bruce Bartlam, Jr., News Reporter July 21, 2021

Elena Smyrniotis said the town she was born in, Ufa, Russia, was a frozen, industrial wasteland throughout her childhood. “The skyline was littered with smokestacks. There was a huge oil refinery,”...

Hancher Auditorium is seen in Iowa City on Sunday, September 20th, 2020.

Hancher returns with a new season, renewed excitement

Jenna Post, Summer Arts Editor July 20, 2021

Hancher is making an unrestricted return with a new lineup of performers after having its 2020-21 season cut short because of the pandemic. The new season kicked off with a Fourth of July performance...

Jiselle Fernandez of Iowa City tries one of the loop devices on Friday, July, 7, 2021. Fernandez says she likes how they work and likes the music.

Interactive art exhibit ‘Loop’ takes over Pedestrian Mall in downtown Iowa City

Meg Doster, News Reporter July 18, 2021

The Iowa City Pedestrian Mall is staying in the loop with its latest exhibit, aptly titled, “Loop.” The hand-drawn animations within “Loop” and the corresponding flashing lights and softly...

South Dubuque Street is seen during Block Party on June 22, 2019. (Emily Wangen/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City Block Party to return after last year’s cancellation

Meg Doster, News Reporter July 11, 2021

After last year’s COVID-19 related cancellation, the party of the summer is back and bigger than ever. The Downtown Iowa City Block Party is returning July 24, featuring a projected 45,000 attendees Downtown...

Public Space One is seen at the new location on North Gilbert Street on Thursday, October 3, 2019. PS1 previously resided in the bottom floor of the Wesley Student Center.

‘Too Cute!’ art exhibition opens at PS1

Maddie Johnston, Arts Reporter July 5, 2021

Iowa City art lovers congregated at Public Space One on Saturday to celebrate the opening of its month-long art exhibition, “Too Cute.” And the Saturday crowd was a cute one. In the driveway...

Graphic made by Kate Doolittle

Gaga for Lady Gaga’s anniversary album

Jenna Post, Arts Editor June 29, 2021

In 2011, Lady Gaga cemented herself as an LGBTQ icon with the release of her hit album “Born This Way.” A decade later, the bisexual performer is embracing the spirit of the original album by having...


University of Iowa gains Broadway actress Caroline Clay as professor

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter June 29, 2021

The University of Iowa added a Broadway and television actress as its next lead acting professor on June 16. Caroline Clay was born in Washington, D.C., and has performed in numerous Broadway shows,...

Cover art for “Gilded in Ash,

Gilded in Ash: A 21st century take on The Great Gatsby signs film option

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter June 22, 2021

Gilded in Ash is a reimagined telling of The Great Gatsby, created by 19 students of Professor Harry Stecopoulos’ Fall Seminar: The Great Gatsby 2.0.  Since The Daily Iowan last spoke with those...

The new mural at Studio 13 in downtown Iowa City is seen on June 16, 2021.

Studio 13 gains new eye-catching mural painted by UI Alum and IC local Ali Hval in time for Pride month

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter June 22, 2021

Studio 13 received a new mural painted by UI alum and local Iowa City artist Ali Hval last week. The mural features an array of colors that complement the six rainbow dots on the front of Studio 13’s...

Photo of the Sean Wu mural. Contributed.

Sean Wu’s life celebrated with mural in Honors Center

Jenna Post and Josie Fischels May 13, 2021

On the third floor of the Blank Honors Center on the University of Iowa campus now hangs a mural honoring the life and spirit of Sean “Scooter” Wu. Wu died on April 8, 2017 at age 18. Immediately...

Trinton Prater, a graduate student studying for a master's degree in music composition, is seen outside of the Voxman Music Building on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

After the pandemic’s catastrophic hit to the arts, UI graduating artists charge ahead

DI staff May 11, 2021

The pandemic has left a long trail of destruction. For the arts industry, peoples’ livelihoods were no exception: closed theaters, canceled festivals, and a long economic shadowed many entertainers....

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