Yearly Archives: 2017


November, 2017

Our Food and Music Culture at The Bohemian


Two of the most powerful fundamental elements of any culture are music and food.   The Bohemian is a café and music venue in the heart of the Midwest, so we celebrate our distinctive regional culture and cuisine.  We refer to this geographical area as the Central Mississippi River Region. Here at The Bohemian, we [...]

Our Food and Music Culture at The Bohemian2019-02-23T00:54:11+00:00

June, 2017

Jazz Facts and Quotes referring to the Cafe Bohemian in the West Village


Here are a few jazz facts and quotes we have found inspirational. Oscar Pettiford’s jazz standard “Bohemia After Dark” was titled in honor of this NYC club (Pettiford gigged for awhile as the club’s house band director). This information was found in Ted Panken’s June 2005 Downbeat article, “When Giants Walked the Village.” Billy Taylor: “It was a hip [...]

Jazz Facts and Quotes referring to the Cafe Bohemian in the West Village2019-02-25T00:22:20+00:00

Historic Inspiration for The Bohemian


Music, Art and Culture are always evolving.  It never really goes back, but often we loop back to integrate aspects of past experience to chart a new way forward.  In creating The Bohemian in Cedar Rapids, we have sought out key aspects of our historic legacy to call on as we build our local [...]

Historic Inspiration for The Bohemian2019-02-25T00:36:57+00:00

May, 2017

The Bohemian Aesthetic


The cultural term “Bohemian” is an integration of ethnic and artistic references.  During the late 1800’s there was an influx of Eastern European immigrants from Bohemia that sought employment in Paris. They settled in low rent neighborhoods.  Poets, painters and other creatives also took up residence in the same low rent districts of Paris.  [...]

The Bohemian Aesthetic2019-02-25T00:32:33+00:00

February, 2017

Kieffer’s Art


During Ed Kieffer’s fifty year career as a professional artist, his works have been dispersed into museums and private collections all over the USA and in Europe. Here at The Bohemian in Cedar Rapids, Iowa we are pleased to present and share with our café patrons the largest collection of Edwin Kieffer paintings gathered into [...]

Kieffer’s Art2017-05-27T01:22:13+00:00
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