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Cedar Rapids Grant Information Session  

Cedar Rapids Grant Information Session

February 13, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Attend a grant information presentation to learn from Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs staff about the department's grants that support arts, history and culture in Iowa. The hour-long session includes information on how to apply, along with tips on submitting strong applications.

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Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival Presents: Roots of Rhythm  

Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival Presents: Roots of Rhythm

February 8, 2020 at 8:00pm

Formed in Cedar Rapids, IA in 2013, jazz group The Roots of Rhythm are members Lynne Hart (clarient/sax), Pat Smith (guitar), and Richard Wagor (double bass) came together with a love for roots jazz, hot & gypsy jazz and folk idioms - precursors to traditional jazz music. These virtuoso clarinet, guitar and bass musicians have combined and collectively improvised the clarinet/sax providing a tapestry of lush textures contrasted with striking guitar and bass rhythms. Included in Roots of Rhythm recorded repertoire are “Winter Jazz” (2018) and debut of the album “Roots of Rhythm” (2015); currently being performed throughout Iowa and the Midwest.

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Jason Snell: EEG-to-Music  

Jason Snell: EEG-to-Music

February 6, 2020 at 7:30pm

Cedar Rapids native, Jason Snell, has created an EEG-to-music system that allows him to compose and manipulate sounds live with his mind. The technology has enabling him to explore the space between consciousness and deep areas of the subconscious, including an intensely visual hypnagogic state where manipulating objects in my mind has an immediate parallel in the audio output. This system has created a power biofeedback system that erases the line between cause and effect as the brain and it’s immediate auditory output influence and shape each other in real time.

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Art Walk First Thursday  

Art Walk First Thursday

February 6, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Spend an evening wandering the district to see local art exhibits, meet the artists & fellow art lovers. Art Walk First Thursdays is a free ongoing monthly art event created to showcase new gallery exhibits in the district by local, regional and national artists-- in various visual arts and mediums. This monthly event will take place from 5:30pm -7:30pm every first Thursday in galleries located just blocks away from each other, within the district of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Kevin Bassett at Newbo Synth Group  

Kevin Bassett at Newbo Synth Group

February 5, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Kevin Bassett Musician, Turntableist and Creative Artist will perform a demonstration with the Roland Juno DS 88 Synthesizer, Akai MPC LIVE & RD 808 Drum Machines.

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Siren Wednesday  

Siren Wednesday

February 5, 2020 at 5:00pm

Siren Wednesdays are after work socials for Economic Alliance member bars and restaurants the first Wednesday of each month. Attendees will learn more about Fork & Knife Feast 2020 and Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2020 happening in February.

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The Democratic Field presented by: the Artists’ Literacies Institute  

The Democratic Field presented by: the Artists’ Literacies Institute

February 2, 2020 at 2:30pm

This piece is locally presented as a partnership with Legion Arts and Mirrorbox Theatre in collaboration with the Verbatim Performance Lab and the Centre for Social Innovation. “The Democratic Field” is a theatrical ‘table read’, social research project, and civic intervention which leverages the ‘literacies’ and methods of actors to expose the role of implicit biases and subconscious perception in voter preferences. Beginning with policy statements from 10 Democratic candidates on selected issues, actors from the Verbatim Performance Lab then table-read these policy statements using an ‘embodied verbatim’ method. The statements are randomized among the actors so that bodies, genders, and races are shuffled, and the audience (and actor alike) no longer know whose words they are speaking. Forced to listen carefully to the words, and to gauge their reaction to the identities of the ‘candidate’, new awarenesses about perception and preference emerge in the listener that no form of polling or surveying can access.

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Dickie w/ TWINS  

Dickie w/ TWINS

January 31, 2020 at 8:00pm

Dickie’s 2015 self-titled release was a moody testimonial of singer-songwriter Dick Prall. Prall took a succession of personal losses and nestled them inside a beautifully-layered soundtrack that found Dickie on the top of several “Best of” lists that year. 2019 finds Prall in a nostalgic headspace, partnering with talented drummer/multi-instrumentalist Billy Barton to produce a stripped-back mix of reflective and pulsating sing-alongs in the latest release, Minus Thieves .

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Elizabeth Moen New Year's Eve  

Elizabeth Moen New Year's Eve

December 31, 2019 at 8:00pm

SOLD OUT GENERAL ADMISSION LIMITED SEATING - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Celebrate the New Year with Elizabeth Moen! Based in Iowa City, Elizabeth Moen is an indie-rock singer and songwriter, “armed,” says Iowa Public Radio, “with a jaw-dropping singing voice, tasteful guitar playing, and songs that stay in your head for days.” She taught herself how to play guitar as a teenager, and it was the writing community of Iowa City that inspired her to write her own songs. Other inspirations include Alabama Shakes, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Esmé Patterson and Lake Street Dive, along with such artists as Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell, and Bonnie Raitt.

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A Carol Christmas  

A Carol Christmas

December 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019

CSPS Hall welcomes back to its stage Cedar Rapid's own performing singer/songwriter, Carol Montag, for her "A Carol Christmas" concert. Montag has graced the Legion Arts stage many times with the former Christmas trio known as Tribute. Joining Carol will be Cameron Sullenberger, musical director and founder of Revival Theatre Company, on piano and vocals, Matt Butler on cello and vocals, and Jeremiah de la Pena on percussion. Montag is excited to present a totally new string and vocal mix. The concert will feature traditional and contemporary Christmas music celebrating Christmas past, Christmas present, and those yet to come.

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An Irish Christmas in America  

An Irish Christmas in America

November 29, 2019 at 8:00pm

SOLD OUT!

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Radoslav Lorkovic  

Radoslav Lorkovic

November 22, 2019 at 8:00pm

Drawing from a multitude of influences ranging from elegant classical and jazz styles to the rawest, most basic blues, country and soul, Radoslav Lorković has taken on an unusually broad musical spectrum and refined it into his distinctive piano style. His tenure on the R&B and folk circuits has culminated in five critically acclaimed solo recordings and numerous appearances on the recordings of and performances with artists including Odetta, Jimmy LaFave, Ribbon of Highway Woody Guthrie Tribute, Greg Brown, Richard Shindell, Ellis Paul, Ronny Cox, Dave Moore, Andy White, and Bo Ramsey.

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