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Voxman Music Building, 93 E. Burlington St. as seen on Monday, Feb. 23, 2021. Houses the U of Iowa School of Music.

School of Music to respond to social injustice with creative performance

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter February 25, 2021

Tonight, the School of Music will bring a unique and creative look at how American society handles situations of racial injustice and inequality through an all-virtual performance. Titled “Face...

University of Iowa freshman, Lily Woodard, poses for a portrait in a Daum Residence Hall lounge on Thursday, Feb. 25. She had to perform for the 10-Minute Play Festival alone in the lounge over Zoom because of COVID and provide her own costume. Woodard said, “The show must go on.”

The Ten-Minute Play festival to bring out underutilized talents in its participants

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter February 25, 2021

Undergraduate playwrights and actors have had the opportunity to showcase their talents through the University of Iowa Theatre Department’s Ten-Minute Play Festival for 24 years. Like most theater...

Photo of Graduate student; Juliet Remmers in “Dream Memory of the Future”, a film project directed by Associate Professor; Jennifer Kayle and co-created with graduate students in dance; Emmalee Hallinan, Mariko Ishikawa, Michael Landez and Juliet Remmers. This film features poetry by Wana Udobang. Contributed.

Eyes Closed Eyes Open to bring International Writing Program and Department of Dance together

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter February 24, 2021

The International Writing Program and the University of Iowa Department of Dance collaborate annually on a visual presentation and this year is no exception. The Eyes Closed Eyes Open event is a performance...

From left to right, Sidekick Coffee manager Katy Herbold, The Haunted Bookshop manager Nialle Sylvan and her husband Joshua Langseth, and Prairie Lights manager Jan Weissmiller pose for a portrait. Contributed. (Sidekick Coffee photo by Rebecca Sanabria)

One Book Two Book Festival celebrates youth reading and writing in virtual format

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter February 24, 2021

This weekend the One Book Two Book Festival, coordinated by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization, will celebrate its 10th anniversary of championing the reading and writing of children...

Photo of Robert Kemp and Jessica Murillo who star in

City Circle to virtually present musical comedy ‘First Date’ for first show of the year

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter February 21, 2021

Bringing the love right into Coralville and Iowa City homes, City Circle Theatre Company will present “First Date: A Musical Comedy” from Feb. 26 to 28. First Date premiered on Broadway on Aug....

A shot of Elray's Live and Dive neon sign taken from the roof of said establishment in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (Matthew Hsieh/The Daily Iowan)

Kevin Burt gives soulful blues performance at Elray’s Live and Dive

Maddie Johnston, Arts Reporter February 13, 2021

On Friday night at Elray’s Live and Dive, Kevin Burt took to the stage to play a collection of covers and original blues songs. Though the temperature outside had dipped into the negatives, Elray’s...

Felicia Rose Chavez is seen at the Prairie Lights Bookstore online event

Author and UI alum Felicia Rose Chavez presents ‘The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop’ at Prairie Lights virtual reading

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter February 12, 2021

As a woman of color in writing workshops dominated by white men, Felicia Rose Chavez said she felt isolated and alone in a community that discouraged her from fighting for the changes she wished to...


Third Coast Percussion to drum up Valentine’s weekend virtual programming at Hancher

Maddie Johnston, Arts Reporter February 11, 2021

Hancher will feel the love this weekend with two virtual programs, both hosted by Grammy-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion. On Feb. 13 at 2 p.m., Hancher Auditorium will host an online performance...

Prairie Lights bookstore on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

Iowa City authors speak on historical fiction novel about Mary Shelley

Megan Conroy, Arts Reporter February 5, 2021

Friday night’s Prairie Lights reading engulfed attendees with exquisite details from University of Iowa alumna and local author Kathleen Williams Renk’s recently published book, Vindicated: A Novel...

The Sundance Film Festival took place from January 28 to February 3, 2021, consisting primarily of virtual programming and in-person events at independent cinemas across the U.S. In Iowa City, FilmScene served as a partner and Satellite Screen host for film screenings at the Chauncey.

Sundance brings together film lovers and the FilmScene community

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter February 4, 2021

After months of anticipation, the Sundance Film Festival screened at satellite theaters across the nation, including Iowa City’s FilmScene. Beginning on Jan. 28, patrons and movie lovers alike watched...

The University of Iowa Theater Building is seen on Monday, May 6, 2019.

‘the serpent under’t’ sheds new light on theatrical trauma stories

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter February 4, 2021

This article includes mentions of sexual misconduct and trauma When University of Iowa student Emmy Lane Palmersheim was young, they adored the stories of Greek mythology. They read all of the Percy...

Photo of Journalism professor and Director of the UI Nonfiction Writing Program Meenakshi Gigi Durham. Contributed.

UI arts departments to present social justice virtual series

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter January 31, 2021

Starting this month, University of Iowa arts departments will host a series of virtual events discussing the intersections between social justice and art. Titled “Art and the Pursuit of Social...

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