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Posted July 11, 2021in

Music Under the Stars

74th season of free concerts featuring central Iowa’s finest instrumental musicians on the west lawn of the State Capitol. Special guests: The Belin Quartet with jazz combo. Bring your lawn [...]

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Posted July 04, 2021in

Music Under the Stars

74th season of free concerts on the west lawn of the Capitol featuring central Iowa’s finest musicians performing a variety of band and instrumental music with special guest vocalists. Bring [...]

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Posted June 30, 2021in Center Stage

Musicals lead an expanded return to more live theatre

Broadway shows back to Des Moines. With the exuberance of an oxygen-starved swimmer gulping in a huge breath of air, many of the region’s best musical theatre performers are expanding [...]

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Posted June 20, 2021in

Music Under the Stars

74th season of free concerts on the west lawn of the Capitol featuring central Iowa’s finest musicians performing a variety of band and instrumental music with special guest vocalists. Bring [...]

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Posted June 02, 2021in Center Stage

More companies offering live theatre options

There are sunnier days ahead for the live arts scene.  The performing arts landscape has been like an Iowa springtime. Patrons impatiently endure an extended winter of desolation, waiting and [...]

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Posted May 05, 2021in Center Stage

Renaissance fairs mark their 2021 return

As the refrain proclaims, “Tra-la! It’s May! The lusty month of May!” (from “Camelot”) promises performances to engage, entertain and inspire. As venues open, led by the Des Moines Playhouse’s [...]

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Posted March 31, 2021in Center Stage

The evolution of central Iowa theatre continues

Performances persist. Creativity will find a way to release, fulfilling the needs of both the creators and the consumers. Central Iowa’s producers have proven to be resolute in their commitment [...]

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Posted March 03, 2021in Center Stage

Creativity and adaptability drive pandemic performances

This month marks the one-year anniversary of when stages across central Iowa went dark. As local producers mourn the loss, they remain resolved to adapt and find ways to overcome [...]

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Posted February 03, 2021in Center Stage

New varieties of performance arts arise from the pandemic

One truth always seems to emerge from cultural chaos: creativity will find a way to adapt, overcome and continue to engage the public. Central Iowa is showing its mettle during [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Center Stage

Short-, mid- and long-term performing arts strategies

One thing that we’ve learned about a pandemic such as this is that this virus has no concept of calendars, seasons, economics or aesthetics. This relentless Covid-19 invasion doesn’t care [...]

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