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Cantus brings season’s greetings and life lessons to Hancher with holiday concert ‘Christmas with Cantus: Into the Light’

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter December 2, 2022

Beneath the warm glow of golden stage lights, the Cantus vocal ensemble took to the stage in crisp blue suits and kind smiles. With only brief glances to one other and a starting note, they began to...

Adam Meisterhans plays a guitar at a show at Gabe’s in Iowa City on Nov. 17, 2022.

Indie band Slaughter Beach, Dog rocks Gabe’s

Charlotte McManus, Arts Reporter November 19, 2022

Slaughter Beach, Dog, an indie-rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have amassed millions of fans with their sincere tone and echoey, delicate guitar. When Gabe’s filled with concertgoers Thursday...


SlamoVision brings work of poets from around the world to Iowa City as part of Mic Check Poetry Fest

Vaishnavi Kolluru, Arts Reporter November 13, 2022

Poets from around the world performed passionate and mellifluous poetry across genres and languages for around twenty Iowan judges on Nov. 12 in MERGE in the Ped Mall as part of SlamoVision. The...

Pianist Staff Sergeant Anthony Pocetti and Guitarist Sergeant First Class Johnathan Epley perform during The United States Army Field Band “Jazz Ambassadors” Big Band concert in the Voxman Concert Hall Thursday Nov. 10, 2022.

U.S. Army “Jazz Ambassadors” Big Band connects civilians with Army through music

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter November 11, 2022

As audience members took their seats, the Jazz Ambassadors stood onstage in crisp military uniforms, light gleaming off of their brilliant brass instruments. On Thursday night, Nov. 10, the Voxman...

Audience members file into Englert Theatre during day three of the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Anne Lamott examines hope, service, and laughter ahead of visit to Englert

Charlotte McManus, Arts Reporter November 9, 2022

Anne Lamott’s writing has been praised for years as refreshingly straightforward, sweet, and funny. With her short dreads, big earrings, and thick glasses, Lamott herself comes off just like her...

Hancher Auditorium is seen on Sunday, July 10, 2022.

University of Iowa Dance Gala ‘In Motion’ to return to Hancher mainstage

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter November 9, 2022

On the main Hancher Auditorium stage for the first time since 2019, University of Iowa dancers and choreographers plan to bring Dance Gala to life using themes of mental health in the production In Motion....

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Musical ‘Annie’ returns to Hancher directed by member of original Broadway cast

Vaishnavi Kolluru, Arts Reporter November 7, 2022

The engaging, melodious, family-oriented musical “Annie” will be presented at Hancher Auditorium by Broadway on Nov. 14-16. “Annie” originated in the 1970s to help Americans cope with the...

Allison Russell performs her song Nightflyer during the Americana Music Association Awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn.

Grammy nominee Allison Russell discusses strength, survival, and joy ahead of performance at Englert

Charlotte McManus, Arts Reporter November 2, 2022

Allison Russell’s first studio-length solo project features sweet, folksy guitar lines, powerful vocal ensembles, and winding, introspective lyrics.  On Nov. 6, she will perform at the Englert Theatre...

The stage is surrounded by seats and an eerie backdrop for writers to perform on, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, at Riverside Theatre.

Riverside Theatre’s “Ghost Light” debut delivered frights and delights on Halloween night

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter November 1, 2022

Riverside Theatre in Iowa City could not have been spookier on Halloween night as shadows danced across the walls in the eerie glare of a single light poised at center stage. The otherwise pitch-black...

Singer and guitarist Dana Foote, a member of Sir Chloe, performs at a concert hosted by Scope Productions on the Old Capital lawn on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.

Sir Chloe plays on Pentacrest for UI Homecoming concert

Ariana Lessard, Assistant Arts Editor October 30, 2022

Sir Chloe performed on the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest for this year’s free homecoming concert on Oct. 28. The event was hosted by UI student music organization, SCOPE Productions. As the...

UI professors travel to Trinidad and Tobago for dance festival

UI professors travel to Trinidad and Tobago for dance festival

Parker Jones, Arts Editor October 27, 2022

Movement, emotion, music, and spectacular visuals are only some of the aspects of dance showcased through the University of Iowa dance department and will soon take the stage far from Iowa City. From...

Contributed photo of the University of Iowa Ensemble and Faculty Percussion concert contributed by Dan Moore.

UI Percussion Program’s Iowa Fall Percussion Concert to showcase diversity of percussion sound

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporters October 26, 2022

The Voxman Music Building concert hall will soon echo with the beating of drums, humming of cymbals, and the sounds of everyday objects transforming into musical instruments. This year’s annual Iowa...

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