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Fingers crossed, hoping for a RiverFest revival

Organizers hope to create a lasting impression with this year’s RiverFest, a 32-year-old music festival at the UI. While they’ve had tough luck with weather the past few years, they had $20,000 to plan music and other events this time around.

UI alum brings magic to RiverFest

Nate Staniforth will perform his magic at 9 p.m. today in the IMU Main Lounge. The Campus Activities Board is sponsoring the free event for RiverFest 2010.

Acoustic guitarist headlines RiverFest

Matt Nathanson will perform his set at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the IMU second-floor ballroom. The artist, who has appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman,” is hoping for an intimate gathering in an entertaining, family-friendly act.

Dance as a passage of life

Graduate students will show off their work in an M.F.A. thesis concert this weekend in a production titled Continuing to w(Rite), which has some performances centered on the theme of family.

Fiction writer Colm Tóibín to read

The author will give a reading this evening and share his experiences as a writer as part of the Ida Beam lecture series.

Celebrating green

UI environmental organizations mark Earth Day by encouraging people to ride their bikes.

Word Painters moves into hiatus

Despite the recent suspension of the program — a collaboration between the UI Museum of Art and the Nonfiction Writing Program — officials are optimistic about the change being temporary.

Graduate students screen films

Bijou Executive Director Evan Meaney and fellow graduate student Carina Johnson will screen their graduate thesis projects at the Bijou Sunday.

Exploring the importance in human connection

Two screenings of the documentary *The Way We Get By* and accompanying panels detail the search for meaning in the lives of seniors.

Book Review: Ian McEwan — Solar

Ian McEwan’s latest, Solar, is a boring look at possibly interesting events.

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