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Visiting the Beyond: with Paranormal Explorer Curt Strutz

Curt Strutz loves hauntings! He has traveled far and wide visiting haunted battlefields, deserted asylums, historic locations and known haunted residences across the US. He shares his experiences...

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UNESCO International Jazz Day: The Art of Improvisation

A music group led by Steve Grismore explores and explains the art of jazz improvisation.

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UI Museum of Art Smart Talk: Yvonne Szafran presents Jackson Pollock's "Mural"

A visual exploration of the recent study and treatment of Jackson Pollock's "Mural" from the University of Iowa by Yvonne Szafran, Senior Conservator and Head Paintings Conservation, J. Paul Getty...

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The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare and ‘The Likeness of a Jew'

Miriam Gilbert, Professor of Shakespeare, drama, and performance criticism in the University of Iowa English Department presents "Shakespeare and 'the likeness of a Jew' Shylock, Fagin and...

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The Development of a New Craft: Colorful Wood Carvings from Oaxaca, Mexico

Presentation and Demonstration by Saúl Aragón and Alma Arreola. Translation by Michael Chibnik.

Starting in the 1970s, artisans from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico have been selling colorful,...

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The Cost of Success: Rap Music, Money, & Civics

A conversation between Dr. Michael Hill (UI English and African American Studies) and Andre Perry. From the moment that it appeared, rap music focused on money. Many commentators used this...

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Ralph Ellison & the Cultural Ambassadors of Jazz

In celebration of UNESCO's International Jazz Day, the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature presents an event that celebrates the intersection of jazz with the work of the writer Ralph Ellison....

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Poetry Month: Poems from the Teachers

Reading Aloud from the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center share poems by University of Iowa Writers Workshop teachers from the past

Recorded on April 26, 2018 at the Iowa City Public...

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Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest

The Iowa Summer Rep, based in the UI Theatre Arts Department, is producing Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest this June 15 to 25 in the E.C. Mabie Theatre. Alyssa Cokinis, the...

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