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Fireworks and Air Show Spectacular Presented by The Dubuque Jaycees and Radio Dubuque

Friday, July 3
A.Y. Mcdonald Park
Story By Mike Ironside
Photos by Bob Felderman

What could be more American than celebrating the birth of our nation, our freedom and independence? An American tradition, Independence Day celebrations take place each summer across the country in a variety of forms. Dubuque doesn’t fool around in celebrating the holiday, with the annual July 3 Fireworks and Air Show hosted by Radio Dubuque and the Dubuque Jaycees at A.Y. McDonald Park and along the riverfront near Lock and Dam 11 being one of the biggest gatherings to be witnessed the entire year.

Independence Bluegrass and Wine Tasting Featuring Finnders & Youngberg 5 and The Driftless Sisters

Posted on June 18, 2015

Thursday, July 2 @ 6:30–10 PM
Schmid Innovation Center Courtyard (Caradco Warehouse)

Two years ago, 365ink had a chance to bring an old friend of ours back to Dubuque for very unique bluegrass concert under blue skies, but in the friendly confines of the just-completed Caradco Warehouse at 955 Washington St. in downtown Dubuque. Tri-State native, Mike Finders’ band, Finnders & Youngberg, have earned their stripes in the bluegrass world and if such a rowdy musical subset had egos, they would certainly qualify as rock stars. Needless to say, the event was a huge success. Well, as fate would have it, the stars have aligned once again this year and we’re very happy to announce the return of Finnders & Youngberg to the now-titled Schmid Innovation Center Courtyard at the Caradco Warehouse in Dubuque’s Millwork District. This year’s event will once again feature a fabulous wine tasting by Dubuque Heritage Winery as well as yet to be determined goodies from both the Dubuque Food Co-Op and Inspire Café, which both call the Caradco building home. We’re also thrilled to have the Tri-States next Bluegrass rock stars, The Driftless Sisters, opening for Finnders & Youngberg that night.

Fireworks and Air Show Spectacular Presented by The Dubuque Jaycees and Radio Dubuque

Posted By Mike Ironside on June 18, 2015

Friday, July 3
A.Y. Mcdonald Park
Story By Mike Ironside
Photos by Bob Felderman

What could be more American than celebrating the birth of our nation, our freedom and independence? An American tradition, Independence Day celebrations take place each summer across the country in a variety of forms. Dubuque doesn’t fool around in celebrating the holiday, with the annual July 3 Fireworks and Air Show hosted by Radio Dubuque and the Dubuque Jaycees at A.Y. McDonald Park and along the riverfront near Lock and Dam 11 being one of the biggest gatherings to be witnessed the entire year.

Fever River Outfitters—Now in Dubuque!

Posted Shelby Dill on June 18, 2015

Fever River Outfitters, located in the humble tourist town of Galena, has specialized in mid-west recreation for over thirteen years. It has been quite the unexpected journey for owner, Deb Malone. While she recognized early a need for recreation within the area, her store has gone far beyond the initial vision.

Mindframe Theaters Free Summer Kids Movies

Posted on June 05, 2015

Monday–Friday: June 8 – August 28 @ 10 AM  @ Mindframe Theaters 
Whether you’re looking to get out of the heat or simply love great family movies, you’re not going to find a better deal than this! Mindframe Theaters invites you to join them for FREE MOVIES ALL SUMMER! No, we’re not even kidding. Every weekday morning at 10 AM, Mindframe Theaters is presenting a great family movie at no charge. Each title will play for the week so you can choose your day! Additionally, they will be hosting sensory friendly screenings every Saturday morning at 10 AM of the same film that played during the week (except as noted below). Some new releases will be shown this way at regular ticket price. These specific Saturday morning shows are for patrons with sensory sensitivities. Lights are up, volume is down, guests are welcome to enjoy the experience with movement or vocalizations. What a great way to make summer movie fun accessible to everyone!  (CLICK INTO THE STORY FOR MOVIES AND DATES!)

 

Here’s a schedule for this summer’s screenings. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you at the movies! All movies play at 10 AM. And remember the extra sensory friendly screening.

 

June 8–12: Paul Blart Mall Cop 1 

June 15–19: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 

June 20: (Sensory Friendly Showing) Inside Out (Regular Ticket Price) 

June 22–26: Smurfs 1 

June 29–July 3: Open Season 1 

July 6–10: Surf’s Up 

July 11: (Sensory Friendly Showing) Minions (Regular Ticket Price) 

July 13–17: Matilda July 20–24: Planet 51 

July 27–30: Hotel Transylvania 

August 1: (Sensory Friendly Showing) Pan (Regular Ticket Price) 

August 3–7: Spongebob Movie (the first one) 

August 10–14: Mousehunt 

August 17–21–Barnyard 

August 24–28–Hotel for Dogs 

Meet Me @ Jazz!

Posted on June 04, 2015

Dubuque… and All That Jazz Celebrates 20 Years
Meet me at Jazz. Whether planned or not, Dubuque Main Street’s annual series of free summertime festivals held under the Town Clock have become the prime place for friends to meet. And meet they do, by the thousands. Friends, neighbors, relatives, and acquaintances will all have that opportunity Friday, June 19 at the first Dubuque… and All That Jazz of the 2015 season with a performance by Chicago-based funk and R&B band, The Business. The Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School Jazz Band will open from 5 to 5:30 PM. 
TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

Posted on May 22, 2015

Premier Exhibitions: TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION
May 23–September 7, 2015
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
One-hundred and three years ago, in the early morning of April 15, 1912, the “practically unsinkable” RMS Titanic, then the largest ship in the world sank into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic after a collision with an iceberg. The latest triumph of the White Star Line and a modern engineering marvel, Titanic sank on her maiden voyage to New York taking more than 1,500 lives with her. A tragedy forever etched in our collective consciousness and immortalized in print and film, the story of Titanic is as epic as the ship itself. 


Sandy Hook Nights: Select Fridays through September

Posted on May 22, 2015

The weather that motorcycle riders have been dreaming of has finally arrived and bikes are being pulled out of storage to hit the road. But where to go? The Sandy Hook Tavern offers a biker-styled alternative on select Friday evenings through the summer with Sandy Hook (Bike) Nights. Beginning Friday, May 29 and running through September, the 13 Friday events will feature a mix of live music, steak feeds, games and raffles, with each night benefitting a different charitable organization. 
Kids' Summer Fun: Activities and Adventures for Tots and Teens

Posted on April 02, 2015

There’s a lot to get through so let’s get to it. If you plan this right, you won’t have to deal with noisy kids for more than a few hours all summer long.

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National News

Bone-dry West Coast states curb July 4 fireworks displays

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Authorities battling dozens of large wildfires along the parched U.S. West Coast are clamping down on Independence Day fireworks displays over fears that wayward sparks could trigger fresh blazes.

It's not the Super Bowl, but World Cup will have its share of parties

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

(Reuters) - The women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan on Sunday may not rival the Super Bowl, but soccer fans, wild with excitement, will be at viewing parties in bars, museums and homes across America.









Vendors in Los Angeles parks may be forced to move along

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lourdes Segura and Teresa De Leon, sitting on folding chairs by a playground at a Los Angeles park, have neatly set out anything a child might want, from tiny firework snappers that crackle on pavement to Doritos chips.

Oregon man jailed on suspicion of killing parents dies after suicide attempt

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

(Reuters) - An Oregon man accused of killing his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer in the family home has died a day after a suicide attempt in his jail cell, police said on Friday.









Louisiana man freed from death row last year dies of cancer: report

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

(Reuters) - A Louisiana man who spent three decades on death row before his murder conviction was thrown out has died at his home in New Orleans less than 16 months after winning his freedom, the New York Times reported.

Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

(Reuters) - A self-styled Montana polygamist who was featured on the reality television show "Sister Wives" said on Thursday he will sue the state if it denies him the right to legally wed his second wife.









Brazil cyclist killed at World Police and Fire Games near Washington

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Brazilian cyclist was killed and two other riders were critically injured in a crash on Thursday during an international bicycle race near Washington, D.C., police said.

NASCAR cools on Confederate flag, but fans still fly it

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - NASCAR wants to limit the Confederate battle flag's presence at its tracks after the murder of nine black worshippers in South Carolina, but getting U.S. motor racing fans to comply may prove difficult.









California removes 'lynching' language from state law

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill striking the word "lynching" from a 1933 law that used the term to describe the crime of trying to take someone from police custody.

California reports drop in hate crimes

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The number of hate crimes committed in California decreased in 2014 by more than 12 percent, and complaints of hate crimes have dropped in half over the past 10 years, according to data released Thursday by the state.









Entertainment News

Rapper Sean Combs avoids assault charges in UCLA kettlebell incident

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will not face assault charges stemming from an incident involving a kettlebell weight at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles city officials said on Thursday.









Comic-Con International to stay in San Diego for now, spurning L.A.

Fri, 03 Jul 2015

(Reuters) - Comic-Con International will remain in San Diego through 2018, despite an effort by the city of Los Angeles to attract one of the world's top conventions for comic books and pop culture, officials said on Thursday.

Jada Pinkett Smith on being the feminist force of 'Magic Mike XXL'

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From playing the villainous, manipulative Fish Mooney on Fox's Batman origins TV series "Gotham" to an empowering erotic club owner in "Magic Mike XXL," Jada Pinkett Smith is no stranger to taking on strong female characters on screen.









Rolling Stones to stage major career exhibit at London gallery

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones will put on their first major exhibition looking at their more than 50 years in music at a London gallery next year, showcasing some 500 items including original stage designs, guitars and costumes.

Two Russians among winners crowned at prestigious Tchaikovsky competition

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian pianist, a Romanian cellist and singers from Mongolia and Russia scooped the top honors at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, though no first place prize was awarded in the violin category.









Tycoon Vincent Bollore takes aim at French satire show

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

PARIS (Reuters) - French billionaire Vincent Bollore, chairman of media group Vivendi, faced a political backlash on Thursday following reports he wants to shut down a satirical TV show renowned for its attacks on the country's elite.

Inspired by Spice Girls, Britain's Little Mix eye movie next

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Taking inspiration from the Spice Girls, whose popularity endures 15 years after the group split, British all-girl pop band Little Mix say they would like their version of the 1997 "Spice World" movie.









Trump's Miss USA pageant finds new broadcaster after NBC drops show

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

(Reuters) - The independent U.S. cable network REELZ will telecast the Miss USA pageant on July 12, the company announced on Thursday, stepping in after NBC dropped plans to broadcast the show because of inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants made by co-owner and U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.









Deadheads get nostalgic before final Grateful Dead shows

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mike Levine is traveling from Florida to Chicago see all three of the Grateful Dead's final concerts. Stephanie Cameli says she is looking forward to the band's "Fare Thee Well" shows this weekend "like a five year-old before Christmas."









Irish singer Val Doonican dies aged 88

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Irish singer Val Doonican, a regular fixture on British television in the 1960s and 70s with hits like "Walk Tall" and "The Special Years" has died peacefully at the age of 88, his publicist said on Thursday.