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Mission Creek Festival

Hancher, Mission Creek Festival, and SCOPE PRODUCTIONS present

Andrew Bird and My Brightest Diamond

Part of the Mission Creek Festival

Preceeded by a free reading by Kelly Link

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Auditorium,  Hancher, 141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Andrew Bird

The A.V. Club calls Andrew Bird a “musical polymath [who] is the quintessential word-of-mouth artist.” So, take our word for it: Bird is the real deal. A multi-instrumentalist, a compelling singer-songwriter, and a heck of a whistler, he has quietly built a loyal fan base happy to shout its approval of his eclectic music. Of the songs on his most recent record, Are You Serious, Bird says, ““Here I am with my most unguarded, direct, relatable [music] to date. Go easy on me.” Fans old and new will no doubt heed this Bird’s call.

 

My Brightest Diamond

The sheer force of Shara Nova’s beautiful voice and adventurous artistic spirit combine to create My Brightest Diamond. Nova’s career and influences are multi-faceted. Raised in a musical family of traveling evangelists, she has studied operatic voice and classical composition. She was a member of the band AwRY and Sufjan Stevens’ Illinoisemakers. She has collaborated with Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, and University of Iowa alum and Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang among many others from across the musical landscape. As My Brightest Diamond, Nova mines the full potential of her prodigious talent.

Kelly Link

Short story writer Kelly Link invites readers into the slipstream with stories of the fantastic. Link has collected a Hugo Award, three Nebula Awards, and a World Fantasy Award. Her most recent collection, Get In Trouble, was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Step into the wondrous with one of today’s most thrilling spinners of tales.

Run Times

6:00-7:00 pm Kelly Link
7:30-8:30pm My Brightest Diamond
9:00 -10:00 pm Andrew Bird


Policies

For this Hancher event, each University of Iowa or other college student must present their student ID to attend the performance with a student ticket.

Parking

There is a large surface lot adjacent to Hancher that is open for public parking after 4:30 pm on weekdays, and all day Saturdays and Sundays.  Note, however, that there are some metered spots in this lot that require payment at certain times, so please read any signage.

Accessibility

The main entrance is accessible to persons with disabilities, and is located on the south side of the building. Accessible parking spaces, hearing augmentation units, large-print playbills, and assistive technologies for the visually impaired are available at most events in the Hancher season. Please contact Hancher Accessibility Services at 319-335-1158 to arrange for individual needs at a specific event.


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