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Photo of a Third Coast Percussion rehearsal. Contributed by Carolina Rodriguez.

Third Coast Percussion performs with Sérgio and Clarice Assad at Hancher virtual concert

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter May 8, 2021

Psychologist Carl Jung developed 12 different brand archetypes that represent common forms or images in myths and legends from across the world. Third Coast Percussion, with guitarist Sérgio Assad,...

Contributed photo of Tracie Morris

UI professor’s short film presented in final ‘Black Lives on Screen’ event

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter May 7, 2021

Health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic prevented University of Iowa Poetry Professor Tracie Morris from going to Black Lives Matter protests this summer. When she was commissioned by the UI Cinematic...

Photo of dancers Allie Recht and Mackenzee Albert. Contributed.

UI students to present dances of multiple styles at Dance End of Semester Event

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter May 6, 2021

Undergraduate student Allie Recht’s said her piece, “That’s a Lesbian Thing?” made her feel more comfortable being gay in the University of Iowa Dance Department. She said her performance at...

Illusionist to bring unique interactive performance to Hancher

Illusionist to bring unique interactive performance to Hancher

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter May 5, 2021

In early 2020, illusionist Scott Silven was just beginning his worldwide tour when it was cut short by the spread of COVID-19. He returned to his childhood home in rural Scotland and began to remember...

Blake Shaw poses for a photo at the intermission of his and Dan Padley’s show outside Goosetown Cafe on the evening of Oct. 7, 2020.

Blake Shaw to play original compositions for virtual ‘Stages’ performance

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter May 3, 2021

In high school, Blake Shaw’s band director converted him from a guitar player into a bass player to perform in the school’s jazz band, and Shaw ended up falling in love with the instrument. With...


Iowa City Poetry al Fresco to bring evening of outdoor poetry readings

Maddie Johnston, Arts Reporter April 29, 2021

This May Day, residents of the historic Northside neighborhood will open their front porches to the literature lovers of Iowa City to enjoy an evening of outdoor poetry readings from local poets of...

Outdoor dance concert to dazzle stages across Iowa

Outdoor dance concert to dazzle stages across Iowa

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter April 28, 2021

In a time where in-person performances have been limited, Ballet Des Moines and Hancher Auditorium are partnering for a one-of-a-kind collaboration to host Dance Into Spring, an outdoor dance concert. The...

Photo of International Documentary Film Festival flyer. Contributed.

Iowa City International Film Festival to host three days of experimental nonfiction films

Maddie Johnston, Arts Reporter April 25, 2021

A group of University of Iowa cinema students joined forces this spring semester to cultivate a festival that would highlight aspects of community and push the boundaries of nonfiction filmmaking....

Actors Sophia Kilburg and Danika Werner act as Dust Bunny 1 & 2 respectively in this scene during the dress rehearsal for Foreclosure on April 14th at the University of Iowa theater building. Foreclosure is a dark comedy about home, hauntings, and grief.
The play will be virtual and performed on the University of Iowa Theatre Arts Youtube channel at 8:00 PM on April 24th, 2021 and will be available to watch until May 20th, 2021

UI workshop production ‘foreclosure’ navigates grief and loss

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter April 22, 2021

During the spring semester of 2020, Jivani Rodriguez took a playwriting workshop. She had the floor plan of a house and images for scenes swirling in her mind, but she didn’t know how they would...

The Iowa City Public Library hosts a StoryWalk downtown Iowa City in which different pages of the book are displayed in different store fronts.

Downtown Iowa City StoryWalk gets families outside for spring

Hunter Koontz, Arts Reporter April 21, 2021

Storybook art has brightened downtown store windows in the past few weeks. Through April, selected stores will display pages from popular children’s books to encourage families to get outside and...

The Iowa City Riverside Theatre website displays

Riverside’s latest production brings life to play about death

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter April 18, 2021

This weekend, Riverside Theatre took viewers on a journey to another world with the premiere of Sonnets for an Old Century. The show’s near two-hour runtime consists of back-to-back monologues,...

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...

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