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MusicIC Festival to celebrate ‘transcendence’ June 21-24

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The MusicIC festival returns for a seventh season from June 21-24, 2017. In an effort to provide a moment of respite during these challenging times, when our stability and peace are threatened on a seemingly daily basis, MusicIC presents four programs that explore the cyclical quality of life through works that embody the qualities of [...]

Iowa City to host 2018 meeting of UNESCO Cities of Literature

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Iowa City has been selected as the host for the 2018 annual meeting of the UNESCO Cities of Literature. Iowa City was designated as the third City of Literature in the world in 2008. The meeting will be part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the designation. Each year, representatives of member cities [...]

Celebrate International Jazz Day in Iowa City!

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To celebrate International Jazz Day, the City of Literature and the Iowa City Public Library are joining to present “Jazz in The Fight for Civil Rights: Jazz as Activist Music.” This free event will be held at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. During the Civil Rights movement, many [...]

This Wheel’s on Fire: Celebrating the Music and Words of Bob Dylan

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Join us at This Wheel’s on Fire, an event celebrating the music and words of Bob Dylan and a benefit for the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, live on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Urban Acres, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, and Carpenter’s Local 1260. Featuring Iris DeMent, William Elliott Whitmore, [...]

Community Reading of Martin Luther King’s Controversial “A Time To Break Silence” Speech

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April 4 marks fifty years since Martin Luther King delivered the most controversial speech in his career, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.”  Veterans For Peace Chapter #161 is sponsoring a community serial reading of that speech, to be held near the fountain in the Iowa City Ped Mall.  It will begin at 11:30 [...]