Preservation Hall Jazz Band Comes Back to Iowa City

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band was the first act to perform in the newly opened Hancher Auditorium in 1972. This year, the band came back to commemorate the 2008 floods through the project Living With Floods. 

Many communities throughout Iowa enjoyed the authentic New Orleans-style jazz. Here’s a slideshow from their June 15th performance in Iowa City!

Photos by Jacklyn Even 

Preservation Hall Jazz Band kicks off its tour today in Des Moines

Preservation Hall Jazz Band. photo by aurorauniversity; Flickr

The New Orleans based Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform in Des Moines today in part of the Living with Floods project. Continue reading

“Living With Floods” Upcoming Events

Photo by Marion Patterson; Flickr

The Living With Floods project is a statewide organization that commemorates, celebrates, and raises awareness about the flooding in Iowa and the recovery progress that has been made.

With the fifth-year anniversary of the 2008 floods coming up, these events will be taking place:

Thursday, May 30, 7pm: “Five Years Out: ‘Trouble the Water’” Curator Talk and Reception
Legion Arts at CSPS Hall, 1103 Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids
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Friday, May 31, 8:30am: “Five Years Out: Ongoing Impacts and Challenges of the 2008 Floods” Symposium
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids
For more information and to register, visit:

On the Radio: University of Iowa celebrates progress in flood awareness

The University of Iowa Museum of Art during the 2008 floods. Photo by bigheadedrobot, Flickr.

Listen to this week’s radio segment here  or read the transcript below. This week’s episode highlights the University of Iowa’s upcoming efforts to celebrate progress in flood awareness.

Leading up to the fifth anniversary of the 2008 floods, the University of Iowa and seven Iowa communities will celebrate progress.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

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