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Students rehearse for the Collaborative Performance at the Visual Arts Building in Iowa City on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

UI ‘Collaborative Performance’ expanded the creativity of students through partnership

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter December 12, 2021

In the world of performing arts, creativity is key. At the University of Iowa, the “Collaborative Performance” course allows upper-level performing arts students to showcase their individual style...

The marquee outside of the Englert theatre is shown with Mandolin Orange headlining on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Englert Theatre announces 2021 Mission Creek lineup

Josie Fischels, Managing Editor December 10, 2021

Over 50 musicians, writers, artists, and community events are part of Englert Theatre’s 2021 Mission Creek lineup. The music, literature, and art festival is set for April 7-9, and its selection...

3D Design Junction presented minimalist furniture designs by UI students and faculty

3D Design Junction presented minimalist furniture designs by UI students and faculty

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter December 9, 2021

The 3D Design Junction transformed the Drewelowe Gallery of the Visual Art Building into a colorful, yet simple, art exhibition, full of handmade furniture by University of Iowa staff and students...

The Voxman Music Building is seen on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.

UI Trumpet Studio to present unique holiday performance, ‘Inside Out’

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter December 8, 2021

The University of Iowa Trumpet Studio will perform its annual holiday concert this Friday, experimenting with the performances in a unique way. Trumpet Studio members learned each holiday song by...

Audience members applaud Blake Shaw and Dan Padley as they perform outside Goosetown Cafe on Tuesday Oct. 7, 2020. Guests watched from their tables outside as others gathered within the street to listen.

The Northside Concert Series looks to expand for the 2022 performances

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter December 7, 2021

As the year draws to a close and weather grows colder, Iowa City's Summer of the Arts is already looking toward its titular season. The nonprofit's Northside Concert series has been successful...

Spooky Santos performs for the crowd on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. An amateur drag competition took place before the main oven on Friday night. The event was held to promote safe sex and the self-expression of students through drag.

UI raises awareness for World AIDS Day and sexual health at The Mirage

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter December 5, 2021

The Iowa Memorial Union ballroom was completely transformed Friday night for a drag show and condom casino, The Mirage, as university and city organizations collaborated to raise awareness of the AIDS...

Revival is seen in downtown Iowa City on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.

Iowa City’s Holiday Retail Open House wraps parties and Christmas shopping into one

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter December 2, 2021

The Holiday season is huge in the world of retail – and the small businesses of Iowa City are ready and waiting. Downtown Iowa City offers several holiday experiences, from a room of hundreds of...

John Orlet (right) and Ben Heirigs (left) act out an interlude in their play “Sawdust” on November 17th, 2021. The play is written by Val Timke and co-directed by Katie Redden and Kiley Rowe will premiere Friday, November 19th, at 8:00PM.

Final undergraduate workshop production of fall semester inspires new perspective of biblical history

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter November 18, 2021

For the Theatre Department’s final workshop production of the semester, undergraduate playwright Val Timke will take audiences in the Theatre Building’s Alan MacVey Theatre back to biblical times. The...

Thom Nguyen performing in front of a live audience of University of Iowa students, supporters and community members at Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City on Nov. 11 2021.

Thom Nguyen and Death Bag at Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter November 14, 2021

An experience—that’s the best word to describe Thom Nguyen and Death Bag’s show at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe. An experimentation of sound and performance took place, with novelty at the forefront...

The University of Iowa opera theatre program at a dress rehearsal for their show Three Decembers on Wednesday Nov. 11th, 2021 at the Coralville center for preforming arts.  Three Decembers will be showcased at the Coralville center for preforming arts Nov. 12-14th.

Three Decembers chamber opera to be performed this weekend in Coralville

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter November 11, 2021

The University of Iowa Opera Theatre will perform chamber opera Three Decembers this weekend at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts. The opera follows the relationship of fictional American...

University of Iowa graduate student Emmalee Hallinan performs in the act “Apapachio” during the How, Now, To Care? International Writing and Dance Performance in the Visual Arts Building atrium on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. The act is based on the written work of Diana Del Angel.

How, Now, to Care? a collaborative performance between UI dancers and writers

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter November 9, 2021

Beginning in the Visual Arts Building Atrium, How, Now, to Care? kept the entire audience on their toes while they moved from location to location for each performance of the hour long show. How,...

Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey poses for a portrait at Bread Garden Market in Iowa City on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Rainey likes to write at Bread Garden Market because of the inspiration he can get from a wide variety of people who walk through. Rainey is hosting Mic Check, a poetry festival in Iowa City, Nov. 5-7.

Mic Check Poetry Fest to host three days of spoken word poetry

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter November 4, 2021

Living in a UNESCO city of literature undoubtedly immerses its residents in the act of reading, but there’s a certain performative element that is sometimes overlooked. Spoken word poetry combines...

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