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Iowa Now - Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present Lucky Plush Productions' The Queue at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 17-18, in Space Place Theater in North Hall on the University of Iowa campus.
Iowa Now - Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present the Claudettes in a free Club Hancher at the Mill performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. The performance is a collaboration with the Mill, which is located at 120 East Burlington Street in downtown Iowa City. No tickets are required.
Daily Iowan/DITV - Thursday, August 27, 2015
From sitting in the Hancher Auditorium audience as a child to performing on its stage and launching a career touring across the country, one successful Iowan is excited about the opening of the new Hancher. Susan Werner, who has a longtime Hancher connection as both a guest and performer, said the new facility will open up so many more doors than just a theater.
Iowa Now - Thursday, August 27, 2015
The grand opening of the new Hancher Auditorium is just over a year away, but getting closer every day. So why not celebrate now? Hancher host a free family event titled Drawing Closer: Celebrating Hancher’s Upcoming Opening on Saturday, Aug. 22, which included chalk artists, games, food, and a fantastic performance by Squonk Opera.
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Thursday, August 27, 2015
Since the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium is still without a physical home, Hancher has attached its name, and resources, to the Soul Festival. This year, New Orleans’ premiere band leader Jon Cleary and Grammy winner Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings will headline the festival Friday night.
The Gazette (Hoopla) - Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Music is in her soul, and the music Sharon Jones makes with the Dap-Kings is a throwback to the James Brown soul-funk of her youth. It's the music she and her older brother imitated growing up in Atlanta, and it's the sound that's been the key to her career. From her beginnings as a session and background singer in New York through the evolution of her work with the Dap-Kings, she has found her groove thanks to her retro musical embrace.
Iowa Now - Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The 2015-2016 season for the University of Iowa’s Hancher is underway, and tickets are now available to the general public for the full lineup. Tickets can be purchased online (, by phone (319-335-1160 or 800-HANCHER), or by visiting the Hancher Box Office in the Old Capitol Town Center in downtown Iowa City.
Little Village - Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings’ latest album, Give the People What They Want, is an energetic record with analog warmth and a near-intangible immediacy missing from modern soul music. It was released in January of last year, but was originally slated to drop months earlier, in August. Jones’ diagnosis of cancer, however — along with the resulting surgery and chemotherapy — pushed things back a bit. Now, a year later, she’s coming off her tour behind the record, and made time to chat with us about her music, her journey and her thoughts about where it’s all headed. Jones performs this Friday at the Iowa City Soul Festival.
The Gazette - Sunday, August 23, 2015
Heavy metal soaring into the sky makes a perfect backdrop for heavy metal pouring over the masses. Pittsburgh’s Squonk Opera brought its air-powered sight and sound explosion to more than 1,000 people gathered Saturday on the grounds adjacent to the new Hancher Auditorium, which sports 4,400 tons of structural steel and, eventually, 14,000 stainless steel panels covering its exterior.
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Saturday, August 22, 2015
Hancher Auditorium served as the background to street art, music and family fun Saturday afternoon in Iowa City. Hancher held a Drawing Closer event Saturday at the site of the soon-to-be-finished auditorium to let the community know that the University of Iowa performing venue is a year from being finished.