The wheels began turning as Brian Glick cleared derecho debris in downtown Cedar Rapids.
A resident of the Smulekoff’s building, he was volunteering for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance in the days following the Aug. 10 storm that devastated the region.
“You’re thinking while you’re working,” he said. “I thought, ‘What could we do to help those in need and how can we do it through the arts?’”
That’s a natural question from the entertainment entrepreneur who, with Cameron Sullenberger, founded the professional Revival Theatre Company in Cedar Rapids in 2014. His other theatrical directing experiences stretch over the past decade, reaching into New York as well as Eastern Iowa.
His answer was to organize the Iowa Concert of Hope, airing at 7 p.m. Thursday on KCRG-TV 9.2 and online at iowahope.com…