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Fiction takes a poetic journey in ‘Wild Milk’

Fiction takes a poetic journey in ‘Wild Milk’

Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter

July 23, 2019

Each genre of literature has particular tenets that make it distinctive, but some of the most poignant writing comes when genres cross over. In Wild Milk, an exciting collection of short fiction, author Sabrina Orah Mark creates intricate stories that intertwine poetry and fiction. She will read fro...

SASAMI shakes the Mill to its core with dream-pop

SASAMI performs at the Mill on July 21, 2019.

Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter

July 22, 2019

Guitar reverberated around room, echoing amid a complex synthesized soundscape. The audience rocked along as dream-pop artist SASAMI performed at the Mill on July 21. The show was put on by Mission Creek as part of a collaboration between the Mill and the Englert for year-round programming. Claire...

Music takes over Des Moines on final day of 80/35

William Hehir of Misterwives plays the bass during the 2019 80/35 Festival in downtown Des Moines on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Misterwives formed in 2012 and have opened for other artists such as Panic! at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots, and Paramore. (Wyatt Dlouhy/The Daily Iowan).

Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter

July 13, 2019

The festival grounds were brimming with energy on the final day of the 80/35 music extravaganza in downtown Des Moines on July 13. The day started out a bit cooler than the previous one, clouds spotting the sky during And the Kids’ and Lady Revel’s indie-rock and soul performances. The big-band soun...

First day of 80/35 fills Des Moines with vibrant music

DJs mix music at the Nationwide stage during  the 2019 80/35 Festival in downtown Des Moines on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Wyatt Dlouhy/The Daily Iowan).

Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter

July 13, 2019

Amid blazing heat from the summer sun, the first night of the 80/35 music festival hosted a parade of talented artists of all genres. People took shade underneath the few trees spotting the festival grounds in downtown Des Moines, finding any cool spot to enjoy the music. A broken-down tour bus derailed Yungblud, th...

80/35 to light up Des Moines

The Me 3 performs on the Coca-Cola Gen Z Showcase Stage on Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Thomas A. Stewart/The Daily Iowan)

Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter

July 10, 2019

The music festival 80/35 will return to Des Moines for its 12th year on July 12 and 13. The two-day experience will run on the first night and all day on the second with headliners Elle King and Portugal. The Man closing out each night. The festival is run by the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition,...

TrekFest welcomes local and global communities

Dennis Lynch walks in the parade during TrekFest in Riverside, Iowa on June 29, 2019. Riverside is the fictional birthplace of Captain Kirk. Lynch has been going to TrekFest for all 35 years. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

Brooklyn Draisey, Summer editor

July 2, 2019

Traces of Star Trek can be found all throughout Riverside, Iowa. The sign welcoming visitors to the small town, with a population of just over 1,000 people, reads “Welcome to Riverside: Where the Trek Begins.” Flags depicting different characters line the main street. Crosswalks are dotted with...

Jazz Fest brings unique genre to IC music scene

The Danny McCaslin Group performs on the main stage for the 2017 Jazz Fest on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017. Jazz Fest has been hosted by Summer of the Arts since 2005. (James Year/Daily Iowan)

Brooklyn Draisey, Summer editor

July 2, 2019

Before I could ask Jazz Fest committee chair Don Thompson any questions about this year’s festival, he jumped in with a question of his own: “Are you a jazz fan?” As the lead trumpet player in my high school’s jazz band my senior year, I could answer with a confident “yes.” He expressed...

Jam band Frogleg to perform at Gabe’s

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Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter

June 25, 2019

Jazzy brass alongside rock-fueled guitar with an underscoring of funk may seem like too many elements for one song, but different music styles blend together effortlessly in the band Frogleg. Featuring its unique multi-genre sound, the band will perform at Gabe’s on Friday. Frogleg began performing...

Local artists host art exhibit to help fund nonprofits

Art is seen during the HATCHED Hair and Art Exhibition at Salon Studios in Coralville on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The proceeds from this event were donated to United Action for Youth and RVAP, two local non profit groups. (Wyatt Dlouhy/The Daily Iowan)

Tian Liu, News Reporter

June 23, 2019

The hallway of Headdress Salon was lined with paintings of colorful nature and city landscapes for sale on June 22 to help two nonprofit organizations in the community. The salon hosted the Hatched Hair and Art Exhibition to raise funds for the United Action for Youth and Rape Victim Advocacy Program. The...