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  • Christine Hawes
    Full Bodied Experience taps into Fairfield’s “beatnik” vibe

    You could say that Fairfield will experience a a gentle form of Vegas touch Friday evening. Through Full-Bodied Experience, a live art/networking event, two former Las Vegas residents who now call Fairfield home will join forces with local live model artist Kesryth. While Fairfield residents and business personalities network and converse, Kesryth will complete a full oil painting portrait, “alla prima.” The term means “at once” in Italian and involves an artist applying layers of paint upon other layers not yet dried. It’s a technique used by Claude Monet, Michelangelo Caravaggio, and John Singer Sargent, among many others. “It is a very spontaneous way to work,” writes Suzanne Morris in her blog, The Painter’s Blog. “It is exciting for the painter +

  • Sports gambling may present slippery slope for Iowans

    Here’s some information  that will become more important now that Iowa has legalized sports gambling: Sports wagerers in Iowa are almost twice as likely as other gamblers to become “at-risk” gamblers, the latest results of an annual study shows. Almost +

  • Two dates for The Hook, two international celebrations: TRM Best Bets Sept. 17-23

    The Real MainStream‘s picks for progressive events throughout Iowa, Sept. 17-23 NORTH Tues., Sept. 17, International Day of Peace: 100 Poets for Change. Local poets share with themes of peace and justice along with thousands of poets worldwide. 7:30-9 pm, +

  • Everyday People Say What unites artists for two shows this week

    Everyday People Say What, one of Iowa City’s most respected jazz/soul bands, will gather its largest group of collaborative musicians yet, in two shows this week. Tonight at Trumpet Blossom Cafe, EDPSW plays before Hadiza, a former Iowa Citian who +

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  • Cheryl Weatherford
    Festivals of beers, lanterns and music: TRM Best Bets Aug. 31 – Sept. 5

    EAST Sun., Sept.1st, Festival of Iowa Beers, 120+ beers from 40+ Iowa breweries. Meet the brewers and enjoy live music from Dogs on Skis. $30 in advance/ $35 at the door. 10 am – 5 pm, Millstream Brewing Company, 6835 48th Ave, Amana. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 30-31st, NewBo Women’s Music Festival. Live music by local female artists, including an expanded Rock the Block. FREE, Starts 5 pm Friday and 10 am Saturday. NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids.  Find it on FB Through Sept. 1st: FREE admission to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,  Come in as often as you would like and view all of our 16 galleries, relax in the Carnegie Library, and browse in +

  • On the anniversary of Woodstock, a look back at Camp Euforia 2019

    “The sunsets here are some of my favorite,” texts a friend before I head to the last night of Camp Euforia near Lone Tree, Iowa. My car was all set in the back, and I had my bag of nuts +

  • “Nivrana,” Festival Latino, Pride, Exile and more: Best Bets Aug. 23-29

    EAST Sat., Aug. 24, 8th Annual Festival Latino Iowa City 2019. Dances, music, food and more. Noon-9 pm, Iowa City Ped Mall, Iowa City. Find it on FB. Iowa City Tattoo Fundraiser for Emma Goldman Clinic. Choose from scores of +