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Landfall Festival presents Aynur  

Landfall Festival presents Aynur

September 14, 2018 at 8:00pm

One of the best-known musicians in Turkey, and a recognized representative of the Kurdish people, Aynur has achieved international acclaim for her vocal brilliance. Inspired by old folk songs, her performances reflect the life and suffering of the Kurdish people, and Kurdish women in particular. Musically, she blends traditional melodies, hundreds of years old, with contemporary Western music, interpreting the traditional repertoire in a modern way.

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Landfall Festival & NextGen Iowa presents Making Movies  

Landfall Festival & NextGen Iowa presents Making Movies

September 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

Comprising a pair of brothers from Panama, and another pair of Mexican heritage, Making Movies blends pulsing Afro-Latino rhythms, psychedelic jams and rock ’n’ roll swagger into powerful live performances, full of theatrics and cathartic climaxes. Armed with the ambitious and politically charged 2017 release I Am Another You — “lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year,” NPR raved — and a companion EP, You Are Another Me, the Kansas City band punches out one high-energy song after another.

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Landfall Festival presents Making Movies  

Landfall Festival presents Making Movies

September 12, 2018 at 6:30pm

Comprising a pair of brothers from Panama, and another pair of Mexican heritage, Making Movies blends pulsing Afro-Latino rhythms, psychedelic jams and rock ’n’ roll swagger into powerful live performances, full of theatrics and cathartic climaxes. Armed with the ambitious and politically charged 2017 release I Am Another You — “lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year,” NPR raved — and a companion EP, You Are Another Me, the Kansas City band punches out one high-energy song after another.

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Melanie  

Melanie

August 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

- SOLD OUT - She was a New York kid, barely known outside the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village, when she took the stage on the first night of the legendary Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. Performing her original song, "Beautiful People," she inspired the first panorama of candles and cigarette lighters ever to take place at a concert event. That, in turn, moved the young singer to write "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain),” which sold more than a million copies the following year, prompting Billboard, Cashbox, Melody Maker, Record World, and Bravo to name her Female Vocalist of 1970.

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Jonah Smith  

Jonah Smith

August 14, 2018 at 7:00pm

Based in Los Angeles, Jonah Smith is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who draws from the deep well of American blues, and from its many offshoots, including soul, country, and folk.

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Luna Gale  

Luna Gale

August 9, 2018 - August 11, 2018

Legion Arts is proud to present the third production of Mirrorbox Theatre’s inaugural season at CSPS Hall.

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The Greyhounds  

The Greyhounds

August 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

"The war is on for your mind," sings Anthony Farrell, one half of the soulful Austin duo Greyhounds, "and we're on the same side." Arriving midway through the band's adventurous new album, Change of Pace, the line serves as a powerful refrain, with Farrell's voice peaking in intensity over partner Andrew Trube's chirping electric guitar. But more than just a memorable hook, it's an encapsulation of the shift in consciousness that defines the album, Greyhounds' second collection of funky, blues-and-R&B-laced rock and roll for the iconic Ardent label.

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The Kinsey Sicks  

The Kinsey Sicks

August 3, 2018 - August 4, 2018

America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet returns to Cedar Rapids and CSPS Hall with their latest romp, Things You Shouldn’t Say.

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The Sea The Sea  

The Sea The Sea

July 27, 2018 at 8:00pm

The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York-based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2014 debut release, Love We Are We Love, received praise from NPR, American Songwriter and No Depression, among others, gathering over 7 million streams on Spotify.

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Bonnie Koloc with Don Stille  

Bonnie Koloc with Don Stille

July 21, 2018 at 8:00pm

In the 1970s, Steve Goodman, John Prine and Bonnie Koloc were a veritable trinity of Chicago folk music. Koloc, unquestionably the best singer of the three, had been described by John Rockwell of The New York Times as “a folk-ballad-pop-blues singer of enormous range, charm and charisma.”

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Adam Ezra Group  

Adam Ezra Group

July 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

Five-time winners at the New England Music Awards, here’s a band whose reputation has been built on “sweaty, passionate and enduring” live performances that have earned them comparisons to Springsteen and U2. Jack Casey of Boston radio station WERS has proclaimed, “After two hours of non-stop playing, Adam Ezra’s given everything he has to the audience.

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The Larry Keel Experience  

The Larry Keel Experience

July 14, 2018 at 8:00pm

Critics have described Larry Keel as “the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic guitarist performing today.” Steeped in the rich mountain heritage of Southwest Virginia, he grew up in a musical family that featured bluegrass on both sides. That solid musical grounding, along with generous natural-born talent, combined to create an incomparable guitarist, one who “can break your heart with a waltz, then scare the hell out of you with his very next song.” Soon the young musician was appearing with the likes of Vassar Clements, Tony Rice, Tim O’Brien, John Hartford and Bill Monroe.

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