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Iowa Now - Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present mandolinist Chris Thile on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City. Thile's performance will feature music by J.S. Bach, and he will also play contemporary music, including some of his own compositions.
Iowa Now - Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook, and Grace Kelly on Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Mill in downtown Iowa City. The performances are part of the popular Club Hancher series of events. The concerts are titled “You Know How I Feel,” and will honor the music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell.
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Cylar Goss-Netser got a feel for carpentry alongside her own father and stepdad Tuesday at Hancher Auditorium. Goss-Netser, 15, a sophomore at Clear Creek Amana High School, was among 15 students from Johnson and surrounding counties who shadowed skilled trades workers on construction sites on the University of Iowa campus.
Iowa Public Radio - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The former assistant box office manager at the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium, Hal Ide, talks about the search for a new Steinway grand piano for the new performance space, which is set to open next fall.
Iowa Now - Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present the Brentano String Quartet on Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Riverside Recital Hall (405 N. Riverside Drive) in Iowa City. The concert is a collaboration with the UI String Quartet Residency Program.
Iowa Public Radio - Saturday, September 26, 2015
With autumn in the air comes many exciting Iowa arts events. This month’s Iowa Arts Showcase features Hancher’s upcoming season, plus their plans of moving into their new performing arts center during the spring of 2016 all outlined by Executive Director Charles Swanson.
Daily Iowan - Thursday, September 24, 2015
With soul and rhythm that carries from the ears down to the dancing feet, music has the inexplicable ability to transcend social and economic barriers. But whether that power is used is solely determined by the artist. Las Cafeteras is on the frontlines of the social-justice conversation in its community in East Los Angeles.
Little Village - Thursday, September 17, 2015
Las Cafeteras were named by the community from which they rose—a fact that very plainly gets at the heart of what this band’s music is about. The members of this conjunto first came together in East L.A. in various activist spaces. A few met in college classes, a few on the streets during protests, and others in their roles as organizers. “We all had one thing in common,” Flores began to say during an interview with LatiNation about their formation. He quickly corrected himself: “Or two things in common: one, the love for Justice, and two, the love of music. That’s what brought us together.”
Little Village - Friday, September 11, 2015
Pianist Johnny Iguana and drummer Michael Caskey describe their fresh, bluesy rock tunes as “Ray Charles on a punk kick.” Iguana made time to sit down and talk with Little Village about the group’s distinctive sound.
Little Village - Thursday, September 10, 2015
Iowa City’s original Hancher Auditorium, destroyed in the 2008 flood, is being rebuilt from scratch. The new Hancher will seat 1,800 and is scheduled to host its first show in the Fall of 2016. Little Village recently sent photographer Rachel Jessen to document the ongoing project, and shed light on those who’ve worked tirelessly to bring a brick-and-mortar Hancher back to Iowa City.