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The Nutcracker

Friday - Sunday, December 5-7, 2014

Nolte Academy of Dance and The Englert Theatre are proud to present a unique and highly entertaining version of the beloved Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. No holiday is complete without a visit to Clara's house where her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer presents the magical gift of The Nutcracker. Take a journey with Clara and her hero as they defeat the evil Mouse King. Travel with them through the magical Land of Snow and delight in their arrival in the Kingdom of Sweets. This holiday classic comes to life with performances by dancers from Nolte Academy of Dance. The production features a live orchestra consisting of local musicians conducted by Carey Bostian. Don't miss the wonder and enchantment of this Christmas tale!

Louie Anderson

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today, loved by the television audiences who never missed his nightly hit series "Family Feud," his FOX animated series "Life with Louie" and his appearances on late night talk shows. He is adored by standing-room-only crowds in Las Vegas and respected by readers of his books. He is worshiped by the rising comics he mentors and encourages with his honesty and wisdom. Louie recently finished writing his newest installment on family, The F Word: How to Survive Your Family. Now, Louie is traveling the States doing what Louie loves to do: stand up comedy. Louie again delivers to his fans his inimitable brand of humor and warmth.

The Salt Company

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8 p.m.

The Salt Company is the college ministry of Veritas Church in Iowa City

Fall Friends Dinner

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Join us for or our 2nd Annual Fall Friends Dinner, an intimate fundraiser for The Englert Theatre. The event will include: a cocktail hour in the Douglas and Linda Paul Gallery, a gourmet dinner served on our stage and dessert and coffee to wrap things up. Chef David Wieseneck (of the Motley Cow) will prepare the meal, Jamie Powers (of Deluxe) will make the desserts, and Cedar Ridge Winery will provide cocktails and wine. Our stage will be transformed into a warm, rustic dining area. Throughout the evening, select artists will treat guests to unique performances. This is a great opportunity to support our nonprofit arts organization, enjoy a great meal in the company of friends, and speak directly with the Englert executive staff and board. 

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.

Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Benji is the sixth full length record by Mark Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon. The album was released February 11, 2014, and features guest musicians Steve Shelley, Will Oldham and Owen Ashworth. On August 20 of 2013, Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde Records released Mark Kozelek & Desertshore, the third record from Mark Kozelek and Phil Carney's side project, Desertshore. 2013 also saw the release of Like Rats, 2 live albums, and the Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Lavalle's collaboration, Perils From The Sea. Both Mark Kozelek & Desertshore and Perils From The Sea made Uncut's top 100 best albums of the year. In 2012, Mark Kozelek released an 18 track album under his Sun Kil Moon moniker, entitled Among The Leaves. Mark toured in support of the album and made his debut TV appearance on Jimmy Fallon performing with The Roots.

Pokey LaFarge's Central Time Tour

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour is a musical revue of American traditions for the modern age. Special guest and master of ceremonies Dom Flemons (founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) guides an evening of performances by Pokey LaFarge and his band, Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége and the Cajun Country Revival, The Tillers and The Loot Rock Gang. This diverse lineup presents styles ranging from string ragtime to country blues to Appalachian folk to Cajun dancehall music and beyond. A self-contained, traveling festival, Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour showcases some of the finest present-day interpreters of real American music for a swinging night of entertainment and dancing for all.

Doreen's Jazz

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Please Note: This event takes place at The Mill (120 East Burlington St). The Mill will open for event seating at 7 p.m. Feel free to come early to grab a bite to eat, including a special Creole/New Orleans option! The Mill is a 19 and over establishment. Patrons under the age of 19 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian after 10 p.m. Doreen's Jazz is a group whose primary interest lies in spreading the culture and traditional music of New Orleans all over the world, through performances and education. Doreen Ketchens, the leader of the group, has been called "Queen Clarinet," "The female Louis Armstrong," and "Lady Louis" by critics who have heard her perform. She's corky. She's candid. She wails on clarinet. Not many musicians/singers can reach out in a sound celebration of life and musicality that will grab you, pull you into a jazz experience that fills your heart, and transport your soul to royal Street. Doreen lures you in from the first note with that hauntingly masterful clarinet, only to captivate you with the charm, charisma, and sheer joy of her bubbly rich voice.

The Salt Company

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8 p.m.

The Salt Company is the college ministry of Veritas Church in Iowa City

Amos Lee

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8 p.m.

With his laid-back vocal delivery and acoustic songwriting, Amos Lee draws inspiration from soul music, ‘70s folk, and contemporary jazz. With the release of his self-titled debut album in 2004, the Philadelphia-born former schoolteacher immediately earned the attention of discerning music fans and fellow artists alike for his adult alternative, indie/rock style. He makes his Englert debut as part of his 2014 Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour, named for his most recent studio recording.

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