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Jonathan Scales Fourchestras Maison Guidry performs during a concert at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is a jazz band led by Jonathan Scales playing steelpans.

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra at Englert Theatre showcases steel pan versatility

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter October 4, 2022

The Englert Theatre opened its doors to welcome the public for the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra concert on Friday. The audience took their seats before a stage bathed in neon shades of pink and blue...

Film Scene is seen in downtown Iowa City on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022.

‘Hockeyland’ at FilmScene documents high school ice hockey culture of small-town Minnesota

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter October 4, 2022

The documentary sports film “Hockeyland” came to FilmScence at The Chauncey this week. Directed by University of Iowa alum Tommy Haines and co-produced by FilmScene director Andrew Sherburne, this...

Contributed by Dora Novak.

Iowa City’s 17th annual dance festival to debut immersive, inclusive performances

Vaishnavi Kolluru, Arts Reporter October 4, 2022

Bridging the rift between art forms, artists, and audiences, the Iowa City 2022 Dance Festival plans to showcase diversity and inclusivity throughout its two-day celebration.  The 17th annual festival...

Contributed photo from Abel Ortiz.

UI alum honors Uvalde shooting victims with murals

Mark Fortunato, Arts Reporter October 3, 2022

With a palette of bright, vibrant paint and a brick canvas, a determined artist brushes long strokes of color across a wall in the middle of downtown Uvalde, Texas, hoping his feat will spark a change. Abel...

Contributed photo from Matt Hart

Former Iowa Writers’ Workshop member Dean Young leaves legacy of enigmatic poetry, inspiration

Parker Jones, Arts Editor October 3, 2022

Dean Young’s work was humorous, heartbreaking, and deeply influential in the field of contemporary poetry, and it continues to inspire people even after his death.  Young was an award-winning...

The UI Symphony Orchestra, led by Dr. Mélisse Brunet, plays in the Voxman Concert Hall on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

UI symphony orchestra’s first performance of the year kicks off with diverse ensemble

Ellie Heeren, Arts Reporter October 2, 2022

The Voxman Music Building’s concert hall filled with excitement on Sept. 30 as attendees anticipated the start of the University of Iowa’s first symphony performance of the year. Music swelled as...

Jonathan Scales Fourchestras Maison Guidry performs during a concert at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is a jazz band led by Jonathan Scales playing steelpans.

Photos: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra at the Englert Theatre

Gabby Drees, Photo Editor October 1, 2022

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, along with MC Animosity and DJ XXL, performed at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Friday. MC Animosity and DJ XXL opened the concert, with sounds of hip-hop filling the...

John Heimbuch looks to the lighting at a rehearsal for the play BEOWULF at the James Theater in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. BEOWULF performs live Friday and Saturday.

Photos: BEOWULF play rehearsal at James Theater

Gabby Drees, Photo Editor September 30, 2022

The James Theater in Iowa City hosted a rehearsal of Charlie Bethel's adaptation of BEOWULF, performed by John Heimbuch, on Friday. Based on an Old English poem about monsters and a king, the theater...

The paper-based art pieces hang all around the walls of the exhibit room, illuminated by natural light, at Public Space One on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

Public Space One offers paper-making experiences for ‘No Coming, No Going’ September exhibit

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter September 29, 2022

The ‘No Coming, No Going’ exhibit hangs elegantly in Public Space One’s North Gallery on N. Gilbert Street. Handmade paper stained with dye spans the room in a horizontal line in the order in which...

John Heimbuch performs at a rehearsal for the play BEOWULF at the James Theater in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. BEOWULF performs live Friday and Saturday.

The James Theater to show one-man adaptation of ‘Beowulf’

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter October 2, 2022

The legend of Beowulf is over a thousand years old. It details the journey of the hero, Beowulf, who slays the monster, Grendel, at the request of the King of Danes. Beowulf then has to defeat Grendel’s...

Photo illustration by Matt Sindt

Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature’s 2022 Book Festival to put big ideas and local authors into the spotlight

Vaishnavi Kolluru, Arts Reporter September 27, 2022

Iowa City’s contributions to literature are innumerable and brilliant. Renowned writers have found inspiration and support in Iowa City, and institutions dedicated to the pursuit of literature thrive...

Ask the Author | Rebecca Solnit

Ask the Author | Rebecca Solnit

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter September 27, 2022

Rebecca Solnit is an American writer, historian, and activist. In a ceremony on Sept. 29, she will be awarded the Paul Engle Prize from the UNESCO City of Literature at the Coralville Public Library...

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