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Rising country star Roman Alexander to play Elray’s

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter March 21, 2023

Country music will grace the main stage of a local downtown bar this Friday, telling stories through songs and entertaining audiences in a welcoming environment. Roman Alexander will perform on...

Part Time Vegan performs during a Summer Camp Music Festival at Gabe’s in downtown Iowa City on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. Local bands could register and perform within the event and event-goers voted on winners.

Local Iowa City band ‘Part Time Vegan’ dissolves, becomes ‘Worst Impressions’ and ‘Shrub’

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter March 8, 2023

Some things are not meant to last forever. This was the case for the Iowa City-based band, Part Time Vegan, which was only the beginning for the two new bands Worst Impressions and Shrub. The band...

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UI concert band to travel to Ireland over spring break for musical St. Patrick’s Day experience

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter March 7, 2023

A concert band organized by the University of Iowa music department will travel to Ireland over spring break and visit different locations across the country. The group will spend two days in Galway,...

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Alexa Tarantino Quartet to bring acclaimed jazz to Club Hancher

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter February 28, 2023

A dimly lit room set with tables and chairs, waves of smooth jazz played live on stage, crowds relaxing with refreshments as they absorb the performance — this is the scene Club Hancher’s Strauss...

Bahri Karacay (left) and Volkan Orhon (right) perform at the  Congregational United Church of Christ in Iowa City for an Earthquake Benefit Concert for Turkey and Syria on Saturday Feb 25, 2023. The Benefit was put on by Orhon, a University of Iowa Professor.

IC community and UI School of Music come together for earthquake benefit concert for Turkey and Syria

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter February 26, 2023

As the sun reflected the colors of stained-glass windows across the walls of the church, University of Iowa School of Music professors and other musicians gave emotional performances at a benefit...

David Harrington, a member of the Kronos Quartet, performs during the Michigan premiere of A Thousand Thoughts  at Detroit Film Theatre on April 12, 2019.

The Kronos Quartet performs ‘At War With Ourselves — 400 Years of You’ at Hancher

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter February 14, 2023

Stories can be told in many ways. Through music, lights, colors, imagery, words, and more, stories come to life and create an unmatchable experience. All of these storytelling aspects came...

The Voxman Music Building is seen on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.

Guest Artist Asya Fateyeva gives passionate saxophone concert at Voxman

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter February 8, 2023

The University of Iowa Voxman Concert Hall fell quiet as Asya Fateyeva walked on stage with her saxophone in hand. Everyone waited in anticipation as she prepared her instrument, nodded to the pianist,...

Greg Brown sings while playing to full house at the Mill on Sunday Apr. 30, 2000. (Brett Roseman/The Daily Iowan)

Local music legend Greg Brown to hold retirement performance at the Englert

Parker Jones, Arts Editor January 31, 2023

Greg Brown’s nearly 50-year career music career is coming to an end — but he’s ending on a positive note. On Feb. 16 and 17, Brown will perform one last concert at the Englert Theater. The...

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‘STOMP’ brings rhythm and joy to Hancher

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter January 24, 2023

On Saturday afternoon, shadows cast by white stage lights danced across the walls of Hancher Auditorium as deep bass and the sharp stomping of boots reverberated through the audience like a heartbeat. Every...

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Hancher to present ‘STOMP’ for Golden Anniversary season

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter January 19, 2023

Brooms sweeping across a stage, steel barrels of all sizes being drummed in rhythmic harmony, boots meeting the ground with power and passion, and fierce choreography are in store for audiences attending...

The Englert Theatre marquee is seen during day three of the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Snail Mail added to Mission Creek lineup

Parker Jones, Arts Editor January 13, 2023

Snail Mail will play as a headliner at Mission Creek Festival 2023 following an announcement Friday. The annual festival returned in-person for the first time last year after multiple COVID-19-related...

Patti LaBelle closes the Jacksonville Jazz Festival next Sunday.

Patti LaBelle gifts Hancher audience with dazzling vocals for holiday tour

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter December 10, 2022

Sweeping across the stage in a stunning red dress and sparkling jewelry, her bedazzled microphone catching the light as she brought it to her lips, Patti LaBelle was an effervescent vision of vocal...

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