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Count This Penny

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Intimate at the Englert Series: In late 2009, Count This Penny's Allen and Amanda Rigell canceled their cable, wrote three songs, and played at an open mic inside the wide-hewn walls of the Down Home in Johnson City, TN. Within three years, they relocated to Madison, WI, released an EP and recorded a full length at Madison's legendary Smart Studios just before the doors there closed for good. After their national radio debut on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, their EP took the #6 spot on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart. This year, amidst sold-out hometown and regional shows, they're writing new songs that ring out shinier -- and sharper around the edges -- delivering on the promise of their first steps onto the stage.

Was the Word

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 

Brooklyn-based guitarists Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick create instrumental soundscapes which range from the epic to the intricate to the austerely beautiful. Incorporating elements of post-rock, folk, minimalism, and Baroque classicism—augmented by electronics, drums, violin and ambient vocals—the duo casts a spell that’s both haunting and hypnotic. Threefifty was recently featured on WNYC's "Soundcheck" with John Schaefer, who described the group's music as "expansive yet delicate...recalls the sprawling and ruminative landscapes of Explosions in the Sky and Mogwai" as well as in Guitar Player Magazine ("Outstanding guitar work...intelligent, deep and subtle"). Performance highlights include BAM’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival and BAMcafé Live, TEDx Carnegie Mellon University, The New York Guitar Festival, Le Poisson Rouge, and multiple tours of the UK, Austria and Bosnia. Threefifty is proud to be a part of the D’Addario artist family.

Gallery Reception

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 

Brooklyn-based guitarists Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick create instrumental soundscapes which range from the epic to the intricate to the austerely beautiful. Incorporating elements of post-rock, folk, minimalism, and Baroque classicism—augmented by electronics, drums, violin and ambient vocals—the duo casts a spell that’s both haunting and hypnotic. Threefifty was recently featured on WNYC's "Soundcheck" with John Schaefer, who described the group's music as "expansive yet delicate...recalls the sprawling and ruminative landscapes of Explosions in the Sky and Mogwai" as well as in Guitar Player Magazine ("Outstanding guitar work...intelligent, deep and subtle"). Performance highlights include BAM’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival and BAMcafé Live, TEDx Carnegie Mellon University, The New York Guitar Festival, Le Poisson Rouge, and multiple tours of the UK, Austria and Bosnia. Threefifty is proud to be a part of the D’Addario artist family.

An Evening with Tim Denevi & Jennifer Percy

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7 p.m.

The Englert Theatre and Prairie Lights Bookstore are excited to co-present An Evening with Tim Denevi & Jennifer Percy at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 30. Denevi and Percy, both University of Iowa alumni, will read from their new books, Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD (Simon & Schuster, 2014) and Demon Camp (Scribner, 2014), respectively.

Alloy Orchestra

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8 p.m.

**Please note updated programming**

Alloy Orchestra is a three man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources. Utilizing their famous "rack of junk" and electronic synthesizers, the group generates beautiful music in a spectacular variety of styles. They can conjure up a French symphony or a simple German bar band of the twenties. The group can make the audience think it is being attacked by tigers, contacted by radio signals from Mars or swept up in the Russian Revolution. This year, Alloy Orchestra will present Paul Fejös' great romance, "Lonesome" (1928).

An Evening with Marilynne Robinson
Iowa City Book Festival

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:30pm

An Evening with Marilynne Robinson, in conversation with Ayana Mathis. Robinson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead, discusses her forthcoming novel, Lila, with Mathis, her former student at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and the author of the novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Free and open to the public.

Capitol Steps

Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8 p.m.

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including the group's latest, How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying. The Steps have been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during the group's Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

200th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels
Iowa City Book Festival

Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00pm

Celebrating "Waverley," a program that celebrates the 200th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels. This free literary and musical performance of Scottish culture will be narrated by Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow and Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at The University of Iowa. The program includes readings, music, songs, and dances from and inspired by Scott’s work. 

Jane Smiley
Iowa City Book Festival

Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 1:00pm

Jane Smiley book launch. Smiley, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Thousand Acres, returns to Iowa with her forthcoming novel, Some Luck. Smiley will read from and talk about the book in this special Sunday Book Festival event. Free and open to the public.

Home Free

Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8 p.m.

When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's "The Sing-Off" this past December, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity. Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp during their college years in the early 2000s, Home Free had been perfecting their live show for years prior to "The Sing-Off" - performing together for crowds in countless State and County Fairs, on college campuses, in front of Fortune 500 companies, and in theaters all across the country. It was their experience on the road that carried them to a "Sing-Off" victory, swelling their fan base and bringing their homegrown country style into a national spotlight. Home Free continues to entertain audiences nationwide with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor. They arrive to town on the heals of their debut release on Columbia Records, Crazy Life.

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