Blending cultures, note by note

The lights come up on the stage. The audience members hear the piano playing a soft melody. Then comes the consistent clapping in the background mixed with a drum beat. Many recognize the song and expect to hear traditional female American artists come in with the vocals.

Makeovers like the tide

It may seem a bit counterintuitive to write a show about a makeup empire in the hopes of better capturing the attention of theater-going husbands, but that's exactly what Darrah Cloud did.

Dark, classy, and loud

Etnik has never been to America, but in his first visit to the States, he is going to have the chance to perform with dub-step superstar Skrillex.

50 years of yeah-yeah-yeah

There have been three great transatlantic crossings in human history, and only one that was well-received by the local inhabitants: Christopher Columbus shoring up in America, the pilgrims setting sail on the Mayflower, and the Beatles touching down in New York on Feb. 7, 1964.

Welcoming cuisine

This week, I felt like I needed a welcoming environment. And what better way to achieve this than with a big sign outside that reminds me I am indeed, welcome.

Weathering the weather

Before I came to the United States, I hadn't experienced the freezing cold temperatures as I recently have at Iowa. When I go outside, I have to wear three tops, three trousers, and even very thick socks to make sure I stay warm.

Q&A with Naturally 7: R&B a cappella

Q&A with Donna Parsons: Beatles guru

Your Next Drink: Dirty Martini

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Stevens to appear

Workshop graduate returns with first book

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