August IAS brings in "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibit, wcfsymphony, C.Y. Stephens, OI, and more!

Jul 25, 2014

With the new school year and opening artist series performances gracing stages all across the state, Iowa Public Radio’s Iowa Arts Showcase wants you to be in the right place at the right time. This month’s features include:

  • Iowa State Historical Society’s “Hollywood in the Heartland” exhibit, with curator Leo Landis
  • The wcfsymphony’s upcoming 2014-15 concerts, with their conductor Jason Weinberger;
  • The Silver Anniversary of the Hearst Center for the Arts, with UNI Professor Emeritus, Dr. George F. Day chatting about poet James Hearst;
  • C.Y. Stephens’ Artist Series for their 2014-15 season, with Patti Cotter,  Development and Sponsorship Manager, and Sara Compton, Programming Outreach Coordinator;
  • And Orchestra Iowa’s upcoming 2014-15 season, with their music director Tim Hankewich.

Leo Landis, curator for the State Historical Museum of Iowa, reveals behind-the-scenes details about their new exhibit “Hollywood in the Heartland.” The exhibit showcases Iowa’s rich history on the stage and screen, featuring displays on actors like Cloris Leachman and Ashton Kutcher, as well as filmmaking in Iowa today.

Jason Weinberger, artistic director and CEO of the wcfsymphony, shares the scoop behind the orchestra’s unique 2014-2015 season. From kicking off the season outdoors at the RiverLoop Ampitheatre in Waterloo, to several world premieres, the wcfsymphony’s new season promises something exciting and fun for every audience member.

The Hearst Center for the Arts recently celebrated its Silver Anniversary. As part of the festivities, University of Northern Iowa Professor Emeritus, Dr. George F. Day, talks about his interaction with poet and friend James Hearst.

Iowa State University’s Patti Cotter, Development and Sponsorship Manager, and Sara Compton, Programming Outreach Coordinator for ISU’s Center, provide an inside look at the exciting performances coming to the center for the 2014-2015 season. With musicals like Sister Act and Anything Goes, performances by the Moscow State Symphony and State Symphony of Mexico, and comedy routines from “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” featuring Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, C.Y. Stephens offers a wide variety of entertainment this season.

And Tim Hankewich, music director of Orchestra Iowa, reviews the symphony’s 92nd season. Their line-up includes an all-American performance at Brucemore and their programs feature guest performers, chamber concerts, and collaborations with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre and Ballet Quad Cities.

You can now listen to the August edition of the show here. Join us on the first Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for Iowa Public Radio’s Iowa Arts Showcase