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The Big Grove Brewery & Taproom in Iowa City is seen on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

Big Grove to host benefit concert with CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter July 28, 2022

The Big Grove Summer Jam Concert Series provides an opportunity for people to enjoy summer staples — spending time outside, eating good food, and listening to live music. In collaboration with...

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

Hancher announces lineup for landmark 50th anniversary season

Parker Jones, Arts Editor July 12, 2022

50 years ago, Hancher Auditorium was founded to bring state-of-the-art performances to the University of Iowa and its surrounding communities. In a press release sent out the morning of July 11, the...

Glenn Zaleski, a pianist for the Dan Wilson Quartet, performs during the 2022 Iowa City Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

Jazz fest turnout shows the genre is alive and well

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor July 2, 2022

I arrived at the Iowa City Jazz Festival a little after 5:00 p.m., greeted by the sounds of the Crystal Rebone Trio — a band consisting of upright bass, saxophone, and guitar — and the site of...

Drag queen Myling grabs money during a drag show at Studio 13, a nightclub in Iowa City, on Friday, June 17, 2022. Eight queens performed during the show.

Photos: Drag show at Studio 13 celebrates pride weekend in IC

Grace Smith, Managing Editor June 18, 2022

Studio 13 hosted a drag show to celebrate pride weekend in Iowa City Friday night. Eight drag queens performed. The nightclub also held a Juneteenth Comedy Showcase before the show, and DJ N8 was set...

Katy Hahn, playing King Henry, performs during a dress rehearsal of Riverside Theatres “Henry V” at the Riverside Festival Stage in Lower City Park in Iowa City on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

Riverside Theatre brings ‘Henry V’ to Lower City Park

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter June 16, 2022

This year, Riverside Theatre is performing the show Henry V. A turbulent tale that takes a slice out of history, the performance recounts a portion of the Hundred Years’ War between England and France....

Attendees at a Juneteenth celebration hosted by Iowa Freedom Riders get their food on June 19, 2021.

Johnson County Juneteenth celebrations, a preview

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor June 16, 2022

Juneteenth is a national holiday commemorating the emancipation of Black slaves in the United States. Celebrations date back to 1866, one year after the emancipation of the slaves. Celebrations faded...

Contributed photo of George de la Peña.

UI professor George de la Peña takes the stage in ‘God’s Fool’

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter June 14, 2022

From Iowa to New York City — University of Iowa dance professor George de la Peña is taking the stage at the Ellen Stewart Theater to perform God’s Fool. Written by Martha Clarke, well-known for...

Iowa City residents look at a kirigami display during day two of the 2022 Summer of the Arts Festival in Iowa City on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

Photos: 2022 Iowa Arts Festival Day Two

Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Photojournalist June 5, 2022

The Iowa Arts Festival took place in downtown Iowa City on Saturday. The festival is apart of Iowa City’s Summer of the Arts Series, where members of the Iowa City community get to experience...

Luther Bangert juggles at Chauncey Swan Park in Iowa City on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Iowa City juggler to perform multimedia show “Distillations”

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter May 11, 2022

As a popular circus act or backyard party trick, juggling seems like it could mean nothing more. However, Iowa City juggler and performer Luther Bangert might beg to differ. His new contemporary...

Party attendees take a selfie at Gabe’s during The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night on Friday, May 6th, 2022.

Swifties gather at Gabe’s for Taylor Swift Night

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter May 7, 2022

Throughout the years, Taylor Swift has gone through a great deal of transformations. From albums like Fearless to Reputation to Lover, the musician’s work varies in mood and energy.  After spending...

Yifeng Zhang, a dancer performing in An Evening of Chinese Performing Art poses for a portrait at the Field House in Iowa City on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Iowa City Area Chinese Association to host performing arts night in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month

Sydney Hurley, Arts Reporter April 28, 2022

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month, the Iowa City Area Chinese Association will host an evening of performing arts to explore a range of cultures and artistic mediums. The...

The 2022 EPX Gaming Con is shown at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

EPX Con 2022 brings speakers from Blizzard, Epic Games, and Pixar Animation Studio

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter April 24, 2022

On Saturday, about a dozen students sat in the Iowa Memorial Union’s Big Ten Theater for the entire day, listening to speakers with University of Iowa ties explain their paths to success in coding,...

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