Entertainment

Jim Gaffigan: finding light in the darkness with humor

Comedian Jim Gaffigan's world has been no laughing matter of late. But humor has been a release valve as his wife and collaborator, Jeannie, has been ...

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10 things to do in the Corridor under $10 July 21-23

FREEMUSIC Marion Big Band VocalistsFree, 7 p.m. today (7/20), Marion Square Park, 1107 Seventh Ave.MUSIC Cedar Rapids Municipal BandFree, 10 a.m. Satu ...

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Cocktail bar, The Lounge, opens in Smulekoff’s building

Adam Covington loves seeing people on their wedding days.#x201c;Weddings are one of the happiest days in most people's lives. Everyone is in such a go ...

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Ode on a Grecian yearn

In comedy, timing is everything.Classics at Brucemore had scheduled #x201c;Lysistrata#x201d; for July 2008, but staging #x201c;such an outrageous come ...

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PiZan offers custom craft pizzas

It's not everyday someone decides to cut a hole in the wall of his business. But that's exactly what Brian Flynn, owner of long-standing downtown Iowa ...

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10 Things to do Under $10 for July 13-July 16

FREEOUTDOORS Five Seasons Ski ShowFree, 7 p.m. today (7/13), Ellis Park, 2021 Ellis Blvd. NW, Cedar RapidsMUSIC Midwest Dueling PianosFree, 7 p.m. Sat ...

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REVIEW: Spirits soar in ‘Billy Elliot’

CEDAR RAPIDS - Theatre Cedar Rapids took a leap of faith, programming "Billy Elliot The Musical," crossing collective fingers that a local tween boy w ...

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Cinematic symbols of ‘Wonder Woman’ show our strengths need not be superhuman

I don't think I can overstate how much I loved #x201c;Wonder Woman.#x201d;For those who haven't seen it yet, it's the story of Diana Prince, immortal ...

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Fire up your grills for recipes from the season’s best barbecue books

Nearly all barbecue and grilling cookbooks are pretty much the same.They tell you the differences between cookers, from kettle and ceramic kamado gril ...

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With nod to Cedar Rapids, Iowa City reaches beyond bar scene

IOWA CITY - On a warm Friday evening in May, some 200 people filled downtown's clothing boutiques and art and jewelry stores, sipping cocktails, munch ...

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REVIEW: ‘Fun Home’ opens window to reality

MARION - "Fun Home" isn't always fun, but it's always wonderful, in the deft artistry of Giving Tree Theater's actors and production staff. It's a hu ...

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MusicIC to offer celebration of ‘transcendence’

A journey from lightness to darkness and everything there in between.This is what John Kenyon, executive director of the UNESCO City of Literature, is ...

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Everybody eats: How to make picnic prep easy

My husband and I received a wicker picnic basket as a wedding present more than 18 years ago. I don't think we've gone on 18 picnics since it came int ...

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Food trucks coming to Greene Square

Food trucks will gather at Greene Square in downtown Cedar Rapids this summer, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced Wednesday.From July ...

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Quack, quack: Great Eastern Iowa Duck Race is Saturday in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - There's still time to get your ducks in a row as the Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary Club hosts its ninth annual Great Eastern Iowa Duck R ...

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