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Author: The Gazette Staff | May 3, 2012 | No comments

From a media release CORALVILLE — Sara Evans will headline the 2012  FRY fest — A Celebration of All that is Hawkeye, presented by The Eastern Iowa Airport on Sept. 7. Lee Brice will open the outdoor concert at 7 p.m., followed by Evans at 8:30 p.m., on ...

Author: Diana Nollen | May 3, 2012 | No comments

Chalk the Walk May 5 and 6, 2012 Mount Vernon’s main street will become a canvas for more than a half-ton of chalk in the hands of 200-plus artists this weekend. First Street, lined with restaurants and shops, will be filled with 7,000 artists and spectators for ...

Author: Diana Nollen | April 28, 2012 | No comments

By Diana Nollen/ SourceMedia IOWA CITY — Opie and Otis don't live in Working Group Theatre's "Mayberry," but plenty of Eastern Iowans do. This brilliant Hancher-commissioned play gives voice to the culture clash in Iowa City and neighboring communities undergoing ethnic transformations. The main focus is on the ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | April 23, 2012 | No comments

From a media release Clamoring to get into Mayberry Hancher and Working Group Theatre add a second additional performance IOWA CITY -- Desire for tickets to see Mayberry—written by UI alum Sean Christopher Lewis, performed by Working Group Theatre, and commissioned by Hancher—continued to be substantial. The original ...

CD REVIEW: Donald Glover, ‘Weirdo (Live from New York)’
Author: Diana Nollen | April 12, 2012 | No comments

By Diana Nollen/ SourceMedia Group Among Donald Glover’s many names and faces is Childish Gambino, who will be rapping a SCOPE concert Monday night (4/16/12) at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City. Perhaps best known as college student Troy Barnes on the NBC hit sitcom “Community,” ...

Author: Meredith Hines-Dochterman | April 11, 2012 | No comments

IOWA CITY — Playing house was not high on Sabrina Leung’s list of childhood games. “I always defined myself as ‘The Tomboy,’” Leung says. “I wanted to play sports with my male cousins instead of playing dress up.” Teased for not being “ladylike,” Leung set aside her ...

Zach Wahls to partner with LGBT advocacy group on marriage equality speaking tour
Author: Emily Busse/SourceMedia Group News | April 5, 2012 | No comments

Zach Wahls - the Iowan whose personal testimony in support of marriage equality went viral last year - is now partnering with the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group to spread his message of equality for all families. According to the advocacy ...

BEST BETS: Dave Pietro, Jim McDonough tour, Noelridge Easter open house
Author: Diana Nollen | April 5, 2012 | No comments

By Diana Nollen/ SourceMedia Group Hancher: Dave Pietro April 5, 2012 Jazz sax man Dave Pietro will debut his “Iowa Memoirs” tonight at the Englert in downtown Iowa City. Commissioned by Hancher, the piece has been inspired by Pietro’s trips around the state. Also through Hancher, this New ...

Hundreds of students compete in CR for Iowa Science Olympiad
Author: Emily Busse/SourceMedia Group News | March 24, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - More than 300 high school and middle school students converged on Coe College Saturday, launching bottle rockets, flying homemade helicopters, and operating robots. But although it sounds like a day of fun, it's a serious competition for these budding Iowa engineers, scientists, and ...

Author: Diana Nollen | March 22, 2012 | No comments

By Diana Nollen/ SourceMedia Group Jimmie Vaughan March 25, 2012 Whether a part of the Fabulous Thunderbirds or flying solo, Jimmie Vaughan has been rockin’ the blues for 40 years, including a stint working with his younger brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan, who was killed in a helicopter crash ...

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