Past


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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Ike Reilly  

Ike Reilly

May 18, 2018 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Libertyville, Illinois, native Ike Reilly is one of America’s best contemporary songwriters. The former gravedigger and hotel doorman made his major label debut in 2001 with the Universal release of the stunning Salesmen and Racists.

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SPT Theatre  

SPT Theatre

May 11, 2018 - May 12, 2018

You’re invited to join Cedar Rapids’ SPT Theatre as they celebrate the tenth season of their Tales from the Writers’ Room. The regulars are back ― Adam, Mary, Lindsay, Chris, David ― joined by guest authors and actors, including a few old friends who serve to keep them on their toes. Guest musicians join in to provide live music that rocks the walls while moving the soul. Each episode of the original sketch comedy is written in the weeks leading up to the performance, so the content’s guaranteed to be fresh, the entertainment awesome.

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