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Q&A: Grand Funk Railroad excited for Iowa City Homecoming appearance

This week, The Daily Iowan had a candid phone conversation with Grand Funk Railroad lead man Don Brewer, who has been with the band since its start in 1969. Now, 43 years later, Grand Funk is excited to hit the stage in Iowa City and play what is popularly described as great American rock music.


Grand Funk Railroad, Matt and Kim to cap UI's 100th Homecoming Week

This year's Homecoming Week marks the 100th anniversary of the tradition, and organizers say it is sure to be a memorable one. Although the focus is on keeping the tradition running strong, there have been some notable changes this year.


Fields Below will open the season for UI student plays

Anyone with siblings will likely agree that sibling rivalry does exist—a little healthy competition is perfectly normal. However, add in a recently deceased father and a family gathering with some clues to potentially hidden fortunes, and tensions between brother and sister will run a little high.


Curious Incident play at Englert for National Theatre Live screening

An aloof 15-year-old walks out of his house around midnight to discover his neighbor's poodle has been speared by a fork, with the attacker nowhere to be found.


Game review: FIFA 2013

Like many other stubborn gamers, if I pick up a game, I feel compelled to learn all the ins and outs of the controls. With FIFA 2013, grab some snacks and prepare to do some practice drills; it's going to take more than just a little while to get the hang of it.


Movie Review: Pitch Perfect

This movie took the television show "Glee" to a whole new level with witty writing and catchy music. It plucks the concept of a show-choir group out of the usual high-school scene and places it in a college community.


Award-winning storyteller to perform with local musicians

American Gothic artist Grant Wood, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, and the Iowa floods of 2008 are just a few of the inspirations the band Stew and the Negro Problem will use for its upcoming show.


Dirty Three and Dark Dark Dark brings musical talents to Iowa City

Music fans looking to expand their horizons might be interested in this performance.


Beer of the Week: Ommegang Harvest Ale

Ommegang is a brewery from Coopstertown, New York with its masters in Belgian brewing. My experience with them thus has far has taught me to expect rich, hearty beers with a creamy grain tastes; the Scythe and Sickle lives up to Ommegang's stellar reputation.


UI School of Music hosts Cello Daze celebration


Iowa Poetry Prize winners to share their distinct voices


Notable poets to perform reading via video chat





 
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