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Monica Lyons is a true Corridorian. Lives in Monticello. Works in Mount Vernon. Plays and volunteers in Cedar Rapids. Don’t know her? You Should. PHOTOS BY CLIFF JETTE

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Five Minutes

We want to know: Who is your celebrity crush?



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Jason Siefken loves local eateries like American Skillet.

3 Things

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Not sure what to do this week? Comedy, comics and cultural revolution.

Bar Guide

Thirsty? Craving some live music or want to croon with karaoke? Here’s how you find out where and when.


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Taste Buds

Hungry? From neighborhood watering holes to fancy schmancy dining, these places might do the trick.

La Reyna is the queen, literally, of authentic Mexican food in Iowa City.

Photography by CLIFF JETTE

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Clean Plate Club

Book Talk

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Music Notes

Mr. B and the Cronnies are the new kids in town. Sort of.

Before it was a movie, “The Soloist” was a book. Natalie Ditmars gives you the Cliffs Notes.

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Get Out

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What’s coming, what’s here and what you better hurry to the multiplex to see before it’s just another title in your Netflix queue.

Andrea Dietzenbach’s search for really good barbecue lands her at BBQ This!

Experience the Ultimate 319-362-3937

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What’s got the Corridor all atwitter? Spring showers bring May flowers.

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I’m Just Sayin’

Editor Carly Weber shares the full scoop on Hoopla, what’s in this issue and whatever else she wants.

All the news you didn’t know you needed to know, plus Greg Dietzenbach’s comic, “Little fish, big pond.”


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Curious about the cool kids behind Hoopla? Find out all about the crew and how to join us.

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In Circle

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Tasting Mega Martini in "B.F." Burt Music by Kev ators ig st and the In Beer Tasting

People You Should Meet

Hoopla is published weekly by Gazette Communications.

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