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Photo Illustration by Jeff Sigmund  on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Fatima Farheen Mirza reads from unfinished second novel at UI Literary Legends event

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter April 15, 2021

Fatima Farheen Mirza began her undergraduate career believing that she was going to be a doctor. Mirza quickly abandoned this idea when she realized she hated all of her pre-med courses and she instead...

Chris Knight to bring storytelling songs to live audience

Chris Knight to bring storytelling songs to live audience

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter April 15, 2021

Chris Knight left a reliable job as a strip mine inspector in Kentucky behind because he had stories to tell. Knight became a singer-songwriter full time after landing a record deal with Decca Records...

Announcement at the Gilded Pear Gallery in Cedar Rapids on Monday, April 5, 2021. The gallery will be showcasing the works of University of Iowa alum Jillian Moore and Satomi Kawai.

UI alumni reunite in 15th-anniversary jewelry showcase

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter April 12, 2021

Fifteen years ago, two graduate students held their first collaborative art exhibit together. Little did they know, the jewelry and metalworking majors would go on to become artistic colleagues and...

Amanda Thomas, University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band Drum Major, performs inside the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex on Wednesday April 7, 2021. “I am beyond excited to get started,” Thomas said.

Hawkeye Marching Band selects next drum major, a woman in a position dominated historically by men

Josie Fischels, Arts Editor April 11, 2021

As a high school student, Amanda Thomas declared to Twitter that she would become the Hawkeye Marching Band’s first-ever female drum major. Although that history was made before she came to the University...

Cast members rehearse while curtains drape over the stage during a dress rehearsal of “Ascend,” in the Mabie Theatre at the Theatre Building on March 31, 2021. “Ascend”, directed by Margarita Blush and written/created by the cast and creative team, explores the growth of individuals, especially after the pandemic. There will be a virtual performance of “Ascend” on April 28, 2021.

UI Theatre Department closes season with original show, ‘Ascend’

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter April 11, 2021

Before the curtains close for the University of Iowa Theatre Arts Department’s spring 2021 season, a unique show will take the stage — a completely student-written, original production called Ascend,...

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Student Spotlight: A UI pianist performs for the first time during the pandemic

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter April 11, 2021

A spotlight illuminates the silhouette of Jason Lee as he seats himself at a large concert grand piano inside the Voxman Recital Hall. The auditorium in Voxman Music Building, which can seat over 200...

Doctor Faustus played by Elinor Levin. The play was put on by Iowa City Community Theatre over zoom on Friday, April 9,2021.

Iowa City Community Theatre dazzles with impressive live virtual presentation of ‘Doctor Faustus’

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter April 11, 2021

Intricate digital backgrounds, comically exaggerated costumes, and energized performances — Iowa City Community Theatre’s live virtual performance of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus was...

Eugene Levy, left, and Dan Levy deliver opening remarks during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium. (Robert Hanashiro/USA Today)

University Lecture Committee hosts Emmy award-winning star Dan Levy in partnership with ISU, UNI

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter April 10, 2021

Emmy award-winning actor, director, producer and writer Dan Levy talked creation, artistic struggle, and gave advice to viewers during a Friday night lecture sponsored by the University of Iowa’s...

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Prairie Lights reading of Esther Newton’s latest memoir fosters discussion of LGBTQ issues and academia

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter April 7, 2021

A successful honorary lecture and PowerPoint presentation about her academic career led to author Esther Newton’s eventual publication of My Butch Career: A Memoir. She began the writing process...

New rules, new sets: Riverside produces a virtual show within a green screen world

New rules, new sets: Riverside produces a virtual show within a green screen world

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter April 7, 2021

Riverside’s newest virtual play, Sonnets for an Old Century, was filmed using a green screen to make an ambitious set design a reality. After seeing the sci-fi-esque final product, one may be surprised...

3 Dawgs and a Bone to celebrate UI professor’s retirement with fresh jazz

3 Dawgs and a Bone to celebrate UI professor’s retirement with fresh jazz

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter April 6, 2021

Jazz takes on a whole new meaning when 3 Dawgs and a Bone take the stage. The band plays a combination of original tunes and altered jazz standards to give a fresh face to a classic genre. This weekend,...

Three plays are the charm: City Circle to virtually present three original comedies in ‘Acting Out While Staying In’

Three plays are the charm: City Circle to virtually present three original comedies in ‘Acting Out While Staying In’

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter April 6, 2021

City Circle Theatre Company’s latest show, titled Acting Out While Staying In, aims to provide levity by not shying away from the reality of the pandemic. Each of the three original plays, all...

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