In his exhibit "Some Places on This Planet," Stuart Klipper literally takes on the world. The Minnesota photographer has traveled the world (six visits to Antarctica alone) capturing the light and form of far-flung environments. His arresting panoramic shots of Midwestern water towers, polar icescapes and tropical forests distill a... read more
  • Thu May 1 - Sun Aug 3 2014
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Exuberant youthful energy bursting with natural talent and contagious rhythm, the six young men of Mokoomba bring an electrified blend of Afro-fusion and tantalizing traditional Tonga music. Hailing from the Victoria Falls region of Zimbabwe, the band is setting dance floors ablaze throughout Africa and Europe. Mokoomba combines traditional and ... read more
It was 1968 when Bonnie Koloc, an Iowa girl of 22, burst onto the Chicago folk music scene and became a pivotal act at the Earl of Old Town, Chicago’s legendary folk music club. Along with Steve Goodman and John Prine, she formed what became known as the “trinity of the Chicago folk scene.” During the next decade, Bonnie recorded seven alb... read more
Join us for a celebration of Cedar Rapids being named an All-America City this June in Denver. Iowa native Dan Bern's song "A Place to Go Home to," was central to the winning presentation made by 39 Cedar Rapids delegates. This free concert is sponsored by OPN Architects. Dan Bern is a prolific songwriter and el... read more
  • 7:30 pm
  • Mon Aug 4 2014
  • CSPS Hall • Free with a ticket •
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With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, Davina and the Vagabonds are burning up the concert circuit with their high-octane live shows. So much more than just a blues act, DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evok... read more
Trish Bruxvoort Colligan’s new record was recorded live in the Amish-built barn at Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah. The 12 heartfelt and handcrafted songs on Wild Acre reflect Trish’s return to the basics of storytelling and her own singular voice. She’d spent the last 10 years making music with her husband Richard, raising a child a... read more
When the Los Angeles Times suggested that “if it’s possible to become a pop star playing traditional music on bagpipes and recorder, Núñez could be the man,” it may have been an understatement. Few pop stars pack the energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring and charisma into their shows and recordings as Galician multi-instrumentali... read more
The Holmes Brothers – Wendell Holmes (guitarist/pianist/vocalist/songwriter), Sherman Holmes (bassist/ vocalist/songwriter) and brother-in-spirit Popsy Dixon (drummer/vocalist) – are true treasures of American roots music. For 35 years, their joyous and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and country has been captiva... read more
This fast-rising singer-songwriter duo is made up of Mira Stanley and Chuck E. Costa. They accompany each other with electric/acoustic guitars, along with piano, percussion and the occasional banjo, but it’s their rich harmonies that bring down the house. Their perfectly matched voices sometimes share the back-and-forth conversations of the songs... read more
Will Kimbrough Born and raised in the deep south of the Alabama Gulf Coast, Will Kimbrough’s body of work reflects a lifetime of performing, writing and collaborating from more angles than Da Vinci’s protractor. His music reflect years of learning the intricacies of folk, blues, gospel, country, rock’n’roll, punk rock and ... read more