City

Matthew Drissell

Mark: A cadre of artists will be setting up shop this weekend in Orange City. They are the Iowa Arts Council Fellows, and their mission is to bring to light Iowa’s arts, to inspire, to provoke, and to teach.

The Lit of Siouxland

Mar 16, 2015
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In talking with Dr. James Schaap about the books to be read in Siouxland 101, we cannot help but land upon the hardships of old times: grasshopper infestations, prairie fires, the unrelenting hand of nature. Walls of devastation that fell upon the early European settlers of Siouxland, that left families prostrated on the hard ground as their livelihood was lost, do not now, however, register in our list of daily fears.

Jimbo Mathus
http://jimbomathus.com/

Vangarde Arts welcomes Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition for a Saturday Night show.  FM90’s Steve Smith talked with Mathus, the former leader of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, who has been collaborating with blues luminaries and making music with his own dark, rootsy twist since the Zippers disbanded over a decade ago.

Ashley Brown
www.symphonicpopsconsortium.com

Ashley Brown, known for originating the title role of Mary Poppins on Broadway, joins the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra this Valentine's Day.

 FM90’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Dr. Richard Steinbach, professor of music at BCU, about his recital this Sunday, February 1st, at First Presbyterian Church.

The band GhostCat looks at Mural
Mark Munger

  

In our ongoing series Music for Pollock, we invite local bands and musicians to view Jackson Pollock's Mural and find a way to express their impressions using music. We begin the process at the Sioux City Art Center, where Mural is currently on view. 

Shanren
Janine Calsbeek

Yunnan province in southwestern China spreads between the tropical jungles of Burma and Vietnam on the South and the Himalayan heights of Tibet on the north; it's a massive land with dynamic features and history. Shanren, comprised of musicians from this region, joins together the features and traditions that have been shaped by these dynamics as well as the by the band members' studies and travels throughout the world.