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JUL-AUG 2017

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9 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — The Mall of America has launched a new nighttime light show as part of the yearlong celebration for its 25th birthday. The seven-minute nightly experience features an original musical score composed by the Broadway songwriting team of Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner along with many new special effects and elements. Taking place at the south side of Nickelodeon Universe, the new show will temporarily replace Universe of Light, the first light show Mall of America debuted in 2013. The daily show is at 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 7 p.m. on Sundays. W W W. M A L LOFA M E R IC A .COM / BI RT H D A Y IOWA CITY, Iowa — Two major arts buildings are set to reopen this fall at the University of Iowa as the school emerges from historic f looding in 2008 that devastated much of its arts campus. The new $176 million Hancher Auditorium per- forming arts center with an 1,800-seat theater was built just north of the original building and seven feet above the 500-year f lood plain. Its exterior features 14,000 brushed steel panels. The glass-lined, six-level $152 million Voxman Music Building reunites under one roof the 450 music students who have been meeting in several interim facilities across the campus. It features a 700-seat concert hall, one-of-a-kind German organ and interior and exterior of twisted terra cotta. W W W.U IOWA . EDU M A L L O F A M E R I C A F E A T U R E S N E W L I G H T S H O W A S P A R T O F B I R T H D A Y C E L E B R A T I O N U N I V E R S I T Y O F I O W A R E B O U N D S F R O M F L O O D I N G W I T H T W O N E W B U I L D I N G S

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