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University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts Strategic Communications Director and musician, Nic Arp, poses for a portrait outside of the Voxman Music Building at the University of Iowa on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Arp produced an alternative folk album this year called “The Crossing.”

‘A pandemic project:’ UI staff member creates album reflecting past year spent at home

Maddie Johnston, Arts Reporter May 5, 2021

This is the crossing, there is the shore We will not be who we were anymore We may remember who we might have been But we will not pass back that way again These lyrics are from UI College...

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...

Photo of Layale Chaker. Contributed by Anna Rakhvalova.

Layale Chaker and Sarafand Ensemble perform relaxed virtual concert

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter April 29, 2021

Violinist and composer Layale Chaker performed for Hancher Auditorium from an unlikely location last night — a recording studio almost 1000 miles away in New York City, where the performance was...

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New composition depicts springtime in Iowa

Maddie Johnston, Arts Reporter April 21, 2021

Spring in Iowa is a revitalizing time. There’s nothing like looking into your backyard for the first time after a dreary winter and seeing the first few signs of spring popping up — tulips blooming,...

Singer-songwriter Parker Millsap to give virtual americana, folk performance at the Englert

Singer-songwriter Parker Millsap to give virtual americana, folk performance at the Englert

Delaney Orewiler , Arts Reporter April 21, 2021

This weekend, Oklahoma singer-songwriter Parker Millsap will perform a live, virtual concert at Englert Theatre. The performance will begin this Friday at 8 p.m. Part of a two-show series, Millsap’s...

Chris Knight to bring storytelling songs to live audience

Chris Knight to bring storytelling songs to live audience

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter April 15, 2021

Chris Knight left a reliable job as a strip mine inspector in Kentucky behind because he had stories to tell. Knight became a singer-songwriter full time after landing a record deal with Decca Records...

3 Dawgs and a Bone to celebrate UI professor’s retirement with fresh jazz

3 Dawgs and a Bone to celebrate UI professor’s retirement with fresh jazz

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter April 6, 2021

Jazz takes on a whole new meaning when 3 Dawgs and a Bone take the stage. The band plays a combination of original tunes and altered jazz standards to give a fresh face to a classic genre. This weekend,...

Penny Peach performs a live-streamed concert at the Englert Theater on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The event is apart of Englert's Stages, a series of 32 streaming performances spanning throughout their 2021 digital season.

Penny Peach Jr. performs new music as part of Englert’s ‘Stages’ program

Megan Conroy, Arts Reporter March 31, 2021

Penny Peach Jr. and her band sported electric guitars and masks as they opened Englert Theatre’s eighth “Stages” performance with lead singer Penny Peach Jr. stating, “Because we can’t play...

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.

Hinterland Music Festival sells out of first-round passes in 10 minutes

Maddie Johnston, Arts Reporter March 25, 2021

Hinterland Music Festival announced its lineup for its three-day outdoor festival last week, which will be held from Aug. 6 to Aug. 8. With several big-name headliners like the Avett Brothers, Leon...

Beabadoobee plays her guitar for a concert on Twitch March 19, 2021. SCOPE Productions hosted the concert.

Scope Productions hosts singer-songwriter beabadoobee for virtual concert

Josie Fischels, Arts Editor March 19, 2021

As a fairly new fan of beabadoobee’s, I’m now hooked for life.  The rising artist played a free, virtual concert Friday night, appearing on a Twitch stream hosted by the University of Iowa’s...

JACK Quartet presents pieces by UI composition students in virtual concert

JACK Quartet presents pieces by UI composition students in virtual concert

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter March 11, 2021

On Wednesday night, the JACK Quartet concert was streamed live on the University of Iowa School of Music website. The performance featured six pieces written by UI composition students. JACK Quartet...

Jordan Sellergren, mother, songwriter, and artist performed online at the Englert Theatre Wednesday night.

Jordan Sellergren performs as part of Englert’s ‘Stages’ program

Megan Conroy, Arts Reporter March 4, 2021

In the streaming glow of blue and red lights, singer-songwriter Jordan Sellergren and guitarist Randall Davis opened their 30-minute pre-recorded show with the song, “My Ego is An Eagle” on Englert’s...

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