Join Iowa Public Radio’s Iowa Arts Showcase on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. to explore several upcoming Iowa events. Learn more about the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, season details including their La Boheme performance at the Cedar Rapids Paramount Theatre, and more from Daniel Kleinknecht. Amy Hunzelman from the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls will also give a peek into the remarkable planning processes behind Iowa’s performing arts centers. Learn more about a special exhibit at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art when we talk with famous Iowa artist, Marvin Cone. Terry Pitts will also join in the discussion to share interesting facts about the exhibits to visit over the holidays. Finally, Bernard McDonald, Simpson College Opera director, will discuss their upcoming performance of a nearly three-hundred-year-old ballad opera by John Gay with updated music by Benjamin Britten, the Beggar’s Opera.