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‘Kids, let’s face it — they can be a tough audience’: Hancher to kick-off youth programming with Gina Chavez
Little Village Magazine - Friday, January 24, 2020

Musician Gina Chavez is a study in synthesis. In a story familiar to many multi-ethnic Americans, she didn’t always have meaning or identity convenient to her. But she has made a life and a career of creating meaning, of pulling disparate elements in her life into communion with each other.

Bill Nye is coming to the University of Iowa
The Daily Iowan - Thursday, January 23, 2020

The University Lecture Committee will bring Bill Nye the Science Guy to the University of Iowa on April 14 as part of the 2019-20 academic year’s lecture series. The Emmy winner will visit the UI this spring to give a lecture to students.

Five questions with: Brandon A. Wright, Harpo in ‘The Color Purple’
Little Village Magazine - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

As the company of the Broadway tour of The Color Purple rehearsed their captivating show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, recently, I had a chance to speak to actor Brandon A.

Painting the town purple: The Color Purple comes to Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Color Purple has gained massive popularity since its literary début in 1982. Whether the story is on the page, screen, or stage, it has resonated with audiences for decades.

'Color Purple' musical runs emotional spectrum
The Gazette - Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Tony Award-winning revival of “The Color Purple,” emerging from a 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, a 1985 Steven Spielberg film starring Golden Globe-winner Whoopi Goldberg, and a 2005 Broadway musical, is coming to Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City on Jan. 24 and 25.

Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It Announce 17-Date Tour: Exclusive
Billboard - Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor speak onstage at HBO Summer TCA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Mark your calendars for these top 2020 entertainment events in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City area
The Gazette - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

With so many wonderful entertainment offerings planned in the coming year, it’s nearly impossible to narrow down the top offerings. But here are the events I’m putting on my calendar.

Top stories of the 2010s: A decade of recovery from the floods of 2008
The Gazette - Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The eve of a new decade presents a perfect time to reflect on the past 10 years, to look at the changes in our lives and in our state and nation. For Iowa, The Gazette chose 10 storylines of the decade that have changed or will change the state’s trajectory. This is No.

 Local artists and experts pick favorites from a decade of art and culture
Iowa City Press Citizen - Monday, December 30, 2019

Another decade has come and gone. As we enter the 2020s, the Press-Citizen reached out to area experts, creators and enthusiasts involved in arts and culture to ask them what their favorite pieces and performances of the past 10 years have been. Here are their responses:

Joy of the season celebrated at Hancher with Cajun music performance
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Famous Louisiana-based group BeauSoleil is coming to Hancher Auditorium to perform their show, “A Cajun Christmas,” on Dec. 7. The band continues the tradition of Cajun music and the spirit of Louisiana, including the many cultures that influenced it.