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Emily Wolfe talks her journey to the stage, becoming friends with her songs, and rock in 2019

Emily Wolfe talks her journey to the stage, becoming friends with her songs, and rock in 2019

Austin J. Yerington, Arts Reporter

September 18, 2019

Emily Wolfe plans to bring intense lyrics, in-your-face vocals, and “sticky” guitar riffs— as she calls them — to the Mill tonight at 7 p.m. The journey to her sound hasn’t always been hers, but after years of playing and songwriting, Wolfe says she is doing exactly what she wants to now.  ...

Global Buddies host informational kick-off party for program participants

Students eat a “midwestern-style supper” during the Global Buddies program kick-off on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Global Buddies is a program that pairs international students with domestic students.

Ashley Dawson, Arts Reporter

September 10, 2019

Pen pals – the epitome of childhood cultural friendships. Children all over the world wrote letters to send to other countries for domestic kids to read and reply to. In grade school and high school, kids are introduced to foreign exchange students. At the University of Iowa, however, students are...

The bands behind Scope’s Battle of the Bands

Students gather to listen to music during the Battle of the Bands at the IMU on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Naomi Hofferber, Arts Reporter

September 4, 2019

Last night, five bands took to the IMU River Amphitheater to compete in SCOPE’s annual Battle of the Bands competition. Meet the bands that fought it out with musical style for first and second place prizes.

UI Museum of Natural History sparks creativity in Iowa City’s aspiring authors

The UI Museum of Natural History is seen on Feb 24 2018. (Katie Goodale/ The Daily Iowan)

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter

September 2, 2019

The University of Iowa’s Museum of Natural History has continued to prove Iowa City’s worthy  of the title “City of Literature” by hosting a series of writer’s workshops in an unexpected place: its exhibit halls. The events, known as “Write Nites,” are after-hours open gallery nights where write...

Hinterland’s last day filled with sweet music

Singer Maggie Rogers sings at the Hinterland Music Festival on August 4, 2019 in Saint Charlies, Iowa.

Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter

August 5, 2019

After two hot yet blissful days of music, St. Charles finally reached the last day of the Hinterland music fest. This year was the first in the festival’s history that the programming extended across three days rather than two. The final day started with an artist exceedingly familiar to the Iowa City...

A soulful second day at Hinterland

The lead singer for St. Paul and The Broken Bones strikes a dramtic pose at Hinterland music festival on August 3, 2019 in Saint Charles, Iowa.

Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter

August 4, 2019

Two Iowa-based bands opened the second day of the Hinterland Music Festival. Des Moines native Adam Bruce kicked off the afternoon with an energizing bluegrass set. Bruce described living in the Midwest and the influences on his music style, which he describes as “prairie soul.” “I think i...

Hinterland Festival kicks off with national artists

Hozier plays at the Hinterland music festival on August 2, 2019 in Saint Charles, Iowa.

Austin J. Yerington, Arts Reporter

August 3, 2019

Some 14,000 people, alight with anticipation, thronged into a sun-drenched field in St. Charles, Iowa, on Aug. 2 for the Hinterland Music Festival. With the festival kicking off the first day of the weekend with artists such as Kacey Musgraves, Keuning, and Hozier, it is easy to see why the festiv...

Hinterland: A small festival with lots of heart

Ben Bridwell sings on Friday, August 3rd, 2018. He is the lead singer of Band of Horses, a popular rock band. This is Hinterlands fourth year in existence. (Thomas A. Stewart/The Daily Iowan)

Austin J. Yerington, Arts Reporter

July 31, 2019

For four years now, 14,000 people have gathered in St. Charles, Iowa, to not only see musicians but to have a unique music festival experience. Hinterland will bring several acts to those gathered Aug. 2-4. The gathering brings artists from all over the country to a small town in Iowa, with one goal...

Comics save the day at Lib Con 2

People walk past the Iowa City Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.

Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter

July 31, 2019

Though superheroes currently command the movie screen, the majority of the stories started on paper. The printed origin of these caped crusaders and many new comics will be showcased at Lib Con 2, the second library comic con, which will be held at the Iowa City Public Library on Aug. 10 from 10 a.m....

Tenacious D rocks out in the Midwest

Tenacious D rocks out in the Midwest

Austin J. Yerington, Arts Reporter

July 29, 2019

It’s hot, it’s sticky, the rain has finally cleared off. I can see the steam from the ground rising around the seating. My best friend and I are waiting for a concert that is not just an almost four-and-a-half-hour drive across Iowa in the making but more than decade. We are waiting for “The Greatest...

FilmScene Summer Camp helps kids learn filmmaking

FilmScene's gallery is the proposed spot for an additional 40 seat theater due to delays of the Chauncey Tower development, FilmScene is located at 118 E College St in Iowa City, Iowa.

Austin J. Yerington, Arts Reporter

July 29, 2019

Summer camps and filmmaking are two things many might not think go together, but each summer for the past four years, FilmScene has hosted weeklong filmmaking camps for Iowa City children. The first camp was two weeks long. The camp has now evolved into an eight-week program with 15 or more children...

Big Grove to host first Backroom Comedy event

Big Grove Brewery & Taproom is seen on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Seton Warren, News Reporter

July 29, 2019

Big Grove Brewery and Taproom will host its first Backroom Comedy event on July 30. “We haven’t done any comedy,” said Danny Standley, the managing partner at Big Grove. “We’ve done live music. We’ve actually done small plays in the backroom, and we put people on stage with a light on...