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Gallery Walk strolls through central Iowa City

Gallery Walk strolls through central Iowa City

March 6, 2017

Levi Wright [email protected] @leviwrite On the evening of March 3, downtown Iowa City buzzed with life as bundled-up residents traversed the area through the cold night air. People from all walks of life came out to be a part of the Iowa City Gallery Walk. Each exhibit showcased a dif...

Renowned Drummer Antonio Sanchez to play Englert

J. Bettman

February 28, 2017

Birdman composer and jazz drummer, Antonio Sánchez plays The Englert By Lily Goodman [email protected]   Born in Mexico City, acclaimed composer and jazz drummer Antonio Sánchez said he began playing the drums at only five-years-old.   “My mother really liked rock musi...

Daily Iowan Q&A with Grammy Award-winning artist Esperanza Spalding

Daily Iowan Q&A with Grammy Award-winning artist Esperanza Spalding

October 25, 2016

By Tessa Solomon [email protected]   When Esperanza Spalding’s self-titled 2008 debut was released to the public, they embraced it with delight. Her jazz -- a dizzying, tri-lingual (Spanish, Portuguese, and English) fusion of Brazilian samba, soul, funk and blues -- came as a w...

“Master of horror” Stephen King set to read at Englert

Photo credit: Shane Leonard

June 13, 2016

By Gracey Murphy [email protected]   15 minutes. That’s all the time Stephen King needed for his reading to sell out every one of the Englert’s 725 seats. King, the ubiquitous horror, suspense and science fiction author will appear at the Englert Theatre, 221 E Washington St....

Isakov reflects on career ahead of Englert performance

Isakov reflects on career ahead of Englert performance

June 10, 2016

By Claire Dietz [email protected]   Music has been part of Gregory Alan Isakov’s life since he and his brothers started a metal band in their basement. However, he never anticipated how much those bands in the basement would have an effect on his life later on. “I never thought...

Evolving into guidance: Englert to produce ‘The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore’

Evolving into guidance: Englert to produce 'The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore'

Claire Dietz, [email protected]

April 28, 2016

On a college campus full of brilliant scholars and intellectuals, can a chimpanzee teach people the most? Audiences at the Englert Theater, 221 E. Washington St., this weekend are going to find out. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, the Englert’s first commissioned play, tells the story of a gif...

Recap: Mission Creek Festival comes to a close

photo by Jordan Gale/The Daily Iowan

April 11, 2016

By Girindra Selleck and Tessa Solomon [email protected] | [email protected] This year’s Mission Creek Festival, held April 5-10, saw hip-hoppers, krautrockers, proto-punks, slam poets, and iconoclasts descend on Iowa City’s downtown. Now that the festivities have wound down,...

Recap: The Joy Formidable at Englert

photo by Margaret Kispert/The Daily Iowan

Tom Ackerman, [email protected]

April 8, 2016

If you haven’t seen the five-foot-something Ritzy Bryan perform, you wouldn’t have anticipated the energy her Welsh alternative rock outfit The Joy Formidable brought to the Englert Theater on Thursday night. Opening with the “The Greatest Light is the Greatest Shade,” the group, which...

Recap: Alison Bechdel at Mission Creek Festival

Recap: Alison Bechdel at Mission Creek Festival

April 6, 2016

Alison Bechdel partook in an informal Q&A, book signing, and lecture on Tuesday, April 5, as part of the Mission Creek Festival. By Tessa Solomon | [email protected] On the Englert’s stage a single wooden stool stands empty, illuminated by purple and white backlight. In a half circle...

The Pines to perform at Englert

The Pines to perform at Englert

March 31, 2016

Musical group The Pines brings the nostalgic small-town feel of their latest album to the Englert. By Adam Buhck [email protected] Nostalgia can leave one wanting to replicate an experience. The pity is things are never quite the same as in the memory. Folk/alternative group The Pines ex...

Halfloves to perform at the Englert

Halfloves to perform at the Englert

Claire Dietz, [email protected]

March 3, 2016

New year, new album, new name. At 8 p.m. Friday, Halfloves, formerly known as the Olympics, will play songs from its new album at the Englert, 221 E. Washington St. Englert Executive Director Andre Perry said Halfloves’ determination to become a better band and develop its “sound and aesthetic”...

Gaelic Storm to rock the Englert

Photo by Pam Ramsey Corey

February 11, 2016

On Feb. 14, the Englert Theater will take a trip to Ireland. Gaelic Storm, a popular Celtic band, will play at 7 p.m.Valentines’ Day. After starting in Santa Monica, California, it has played all over the world for almost two decades, most notably providing a song for *The Titanic*. “We first saw ...