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The Roosevelts with The Brevet  

The Roosevelts with The Brevet

July 6, 2018 at 8:00pm

Indie-rock band The Roosevelts originally came together in Austin, then moved to Nashville in 2015. Following the release of their debut album in 2016, they found their schedule packed with a run of tour dates accompanying acts like Johnnyswim, Robert Earl Keen, Green River Ordinance and Grace Potter. The band enjoyed a featured spot at the BMI Songwriters Festival in Key West, and slots at tastemaker festivals South by Southwest and Austin City Limits.

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation  

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

July 1, 2018 at 7:00pm

Big Sam’s Funky Nation is a driving force of urban funk. Led by trombonist and vocalist Big Sam Williams, the band’s signature noladelic powerfunk masterfully combines a rock sensibility with jazz improvisation and the horn-heavy front section that’s the hallmark of big band funk.

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Five Seasons Chamber Concert  

Five Seasons Chamber Concert

June 30, 2018 at 8:00pm

Now in its 15th year, this week-long Cedar Rapids festival brings together musicians of all ages and levels to play the widest range of chamber music, from simple duets to string orchestras, from Haydn and Mozart to contemporary American composers.

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Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Kings  

Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Kings

June 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings are coming to town! The quirky, old-fashioned quintet specializes in “the weirdest songs from the early days of Tin Pan Alley.” So devoted are they to that era, in fact, that they recorded their first album on the original recording medium, the wax cylinder. As the ensemble puts it, "We mine the zaniest and most obscure songs from the early 20th century, performing them to underscore both the absurdity and importance of popular music in American history."

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Lonesome: A Performance by Chad Serhal  

Lonesome: A Performance by Chad Serhal

June 23, 2018 at 8:00pm

Ninety years ago this month, the Hungarian-born director Paul Fejos released one of the most storied works in Hollywood history. Solitude was inspired by a newspaper article exploring loneliness in modern society.

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Curtis McMurtry  

Curtis McMurtry

June 22, 2018 at 8:00pm

Writing songs about villains that believe they’re victims, Curtis McMurtry is a brash and undeniable talent. Influenced by Fiona Apple, Billy Strayhorn and Leonard Cohen, his music combines sinister lyrics with lush, unconventional arrangements. His first album, Respectable Enemy, released in August 2014, drew comparisons to Calexico and John Fullbright. His sophomore outing, The Hornet's Nest, appeared in February 2017, and continues to garner critical acclaim.

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Boogat  

Boogat

June 20, 2018 at 7:00pm

Born in Quebec City, now based between Montreal and Mexico, Boogat is a young MC who’s managed to bridge Latin grooves with urban and electronic music, while telling everyday stories incorporating catchy hooks and goofy lyrics. He’s also a brilliant vocalist who constantly reinvents himself, evident in his prolific discography and unique artistic approach.

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Hero Among Us, dir Brent Watkins  

Hero Among Us, dir Brent Watkins

June 16, 2018 from 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Join us for the Cedar Rapids premiere of a new documentary from award-winning filmmaker Brent Watkins. Two men share an incredible story of survival during World War II. One, an Army Combat Medic and concentration camp liberator. The other, a holocaust survivor. Both discover how the power of story can bring healing to their troubled past.

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House of Waters  

House of Waters

June 13, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Max ZT, who’s been lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of hammered dulcimer” by NPR, and a “force of nature” by New York Music Daily, is a true innovator on his instrument. Drawing his roots from classical Irish folk music, Max has taken himself and his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko Griot family, and to Mumbai, India, where he received a grant to study under the great santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.

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David Bromberg Quintet  

David Bromberg Quintet

June 1, 2018 from 8:00pm to 9:30pm

We’re thrilled to present, in his CSPS debut, the great singer-songwriter David Bromberg: godfather of Americana, decorated multi-instrumentalist, gifted song interpreter, and bandmate to the likes of Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Jerry Garcia.

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Red Speedo  

Red Speedo

May 24, 2018 - May 26, 2018

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

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Elizabeth Moen with Sister Wife  

Elizabeth Moen with Sister Wife

May 19, 2018 from 8:00pm to 9:30pm

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.”

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