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Stella: Aretha Franklin

Learn more about the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Franklin. (Image via: Mam’zelle Swing)

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An Oldie But a Goodie: A Trip to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Ever wanted to play pinball with Mick Jagger? Wear Michael Jackson’s sequined glove? Aside from getting tackled by security for touching the artifacts, experience the history and lasting legacy of rock and roll at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. (Featured image via Destination Cleveland)

Crumpled, greasy pieces of paper and plastic littered the Riverside Theatre stage during a special preview last Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 PM. A table holding salt and pepper shakers stood beside an overturned chair while a piano version of the Beatles’ “Blackbird” played throughout the theatre. Riverside’s most recent production, Blackbird, opened on Friday, … Continued

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The Englert Theatre was packed last Monday night, February 25 at 7 PM. The crowd, filled with students and Iowa City citizens, was there to see one incredible woman: Ayana Mathis. Mathis, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, came back to Iowa City to read from her debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. The … Continued

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