Culture

Cedar Rapids couple opens LGBT-affirming church

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Rev. Tony White and his partner, Scott Niskanen, know what it’s like to be turned away from the church, and from those leading a Christian life.

“There are some hateful people out there, and some of th [...]

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St. Ludmila celebrates century of history, looks to future

CEDAR RAPIDS — For the parish at St. Ludmila’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, a 100-year history is no small feat. That’s why members of the Czech Village church will be celebrating for the next 13 months.

“It&# [...]

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Cedar Rapids Museum of Art transformation celebration

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s hard to build a public conversation through a wall.

A last-minute architectural element — a ramp — designed to make the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art accessible to all visitors became a little-use [...]

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Air show takes over Iowa City skies

IOWA CITY — Necks arched upward Saturday as thousands trained their gaze on an array of aircraft roaming the skies above Iowa City.

The Fly Iowa event returned to the city for the first time in more than a decade, and about 2,000 peop [...]

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'Field' still resonates, 25 years later

DYERSVILLE — Kevin Costner and Dwyer Brown trotted to the infield. For a few minutes, the actors focused on playing catch. A usually commonplace occurrence, but thanks to what Costner once called a “little movie about corn” has t [...]

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Ideas flow in first of three Cedar Rapids art museum community forums

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is turning to the community to help frame its future.

A small group primarily of local artists help launch a series of three open forums Wednesday night with an abundance of ideas, from creating interactive dis [...]

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Cedar Rapids returns to 'Survivor' spotlight

Cedar Rapids police officer Sarah Lacina, 29, will have a million-dollar hometown cheerleader in her corner when her "Survivor: Cagayan" odyssey begins airing on CBS at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Season 28 brings the popular television test of strate [...]

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Donation adds to Herbert Hoover museum's collection

A desk with secret compartments and a fire screen hand-embroidered by former first lady Lou Henry Hoover are among several items recently donated to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch.

The museum recently uncrated [...]

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'Humans of Iowa City' photo project documents faces in downtown places

Two men with long gray beards pause on the Ped Mall. A young man with a mohawk strolls through vendor tents at a Summer of the Arts festival. A willowy young woman with rainbow-striped knee socks snaps a photo. Santa meets up with a hippie and an [...]

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Decorah artist's traditional carvings to be featured on PBS' 'Craft in America'

Harley Refsal of Decorah has carved a niche in folk artistry so deep that even the King of Norway has taken notice.

PBS has taken notice, too, and is featuring the award-winning whittler in December's "Craft in America" holiday episode, airi [...]

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Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a destination for all ages

The first clue that the Childrenís Museum of Indianapolis is on a different order of magnitude than most institutions of its kind comes in its parking lot, which is guarded by a 26-foot statue of the Egyptian jackal-headed god Anubis. And then the [...]

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Loretta Lynn cancels Cedar Rapids concert

Country music legend Loretta Lynn has canceled her previously postponed concert at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, organizers announced Friday.

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