Events & Articles

Voices From the Warehoue District 11:  Streets

Voices, arguably Dubuque’s largest annual art event of the year both in scale and impact, returns to the raw 15,000 square foot warehouse space in the rapidly evolving Millwork District with Streets, a large-scale exhibit and series of special events.  Voices 11 begins the annual exhibit’s second decade with an Opening Reception, Saturday, September 12, with a series of special events to follow.  
Voices From the Warehoue District 11:  Streets

Posted on August 26, 2015

Voices, arguably Dubuque’s largest annual art event of the year both in scale and impact, returns to the raw 15,000 square foot warehouse space in the rapidly evolving Millwork District with Streets, a large-scale exhibit and series of special events.  Voices 11 begins the annual exhibit’s second decade with an Opening Reception, Saturday, September 12, with a series of special events to follow.  
Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series

Posted on August 04, 2015

The University of Dubuque’s 2015–2016 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series boasts 14 professional guest artist performances selected from today’s national touring circuit, plus the University’s signature Christmas at Heritage Center presentation. All performances occur in Heritage Center’s premier venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons located at 2000 University Ave. on the University of Dubuque Campus.

The Grand Opera House: Exciting Change & Historical Celebrations

Posted on August 04, 2015

Anniversary Concert
Saturday, August 15 @ 7:30 PM
Story by Shelby Dill
Photos by Josh Dill

Everything Photography: New Location, New Opportunities

Posted on July 23, 2015

Story By Shelby Dill
Photos by Everything Photography

In December of 2012, Sean MacDonald opened the store Everything Photography here in Dubuque. Over the past few years, the store has provided a place for individuals to develop their passion for photography, while giving others a resource for their business or hobby. Now in a new location on 1st and Main, Everything Photography is continuing to do just that and more.

Scott Thomas & the Birth of Buzz Entertainment Group

Posted By Bryce Parks on July 07, 2015

Scott Thomas’ love of live music started when his dad took him to see Johnny Cash when he was 8 years old. Today, Scott has been booking live music events in the Tri-States for more than 20 years, from the days of putting on teen dances at Riverside Bowl, to track acts at the Brass Ring (popular pop artists singing to recorded backing tracks), to creating recognizable ongoing festivals like Kickoff to Summer and Summer’s Last Blast, and eventually to the man behind the music at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar. If there was a national act visiting Dubuque, chances are Scott was involved somehow.

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.

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. 


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Supreme Court denies Kentucky clerk request on gay marriage licenses

Tue, 01 Sep 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a Kentucky county clerk's request for an emergency order allowing her to continue to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples while she appeals a federal judge's order requiring her to do so.









Suspect in Houston-area shooting of deputy appears in court

Tue, 01 Sep 2015

(Reuters) - A Houston man charged with capital murder in the killing of a deputy was arraigned on Monday in a case the county sheriff has tied to the "Black Lives Matter" campaign against police violence.

Supreme Court denies Kentucky clerk request on gay marriage licenses

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a Kentucky county clerk's request for an emergency order allowing her to continue to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples while she appeals a federal judge's order requiring her to do so.









Appeals court looks reluctant to overturn California death penalty

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal appeals panel showed little appetite on Monday for upholding a lower-court ruling that could potentially overturn California's death penalty, saying a defense attorney's argument had already been dismissed by a state court.

Wildfire forces evacuation of boaters from Idaho's Salmon River

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Rescue teams scrambled for a fourth day to evacuate dozens of rafters and campers from a popular stretch of Idaho's Lower Salmon River threatened by a massive wildfire on Monday, even as a cooling trend helped crews battling flames in the Pacific Northwest.









Former Subway pitchman sues former foundation head: newspaper

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

(Reuters) - Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, who has been accused of child pornography, has sued the former head of his foundation for not repaying a loan used to buy a home where authorities say pornographic images of children were secretly recorded, the Indianapolis Star newspaper reported on Monday.

Former Secret Service agent pleads guilty in Bitcoin theft

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former Secret Service agent pleaded guilty on Monday to diverting to his personal account over $800,000 worth of bitcoins during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road.









White supremacist aiming to kill Jews convicted in three Kansas murders

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (Reuters) - A man who admitted in court to wanting to kill Jews was found guilty on Monday of murdering three people, including a teenage boy, outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year.









Hurricane Fred forms, flooding in South Carolina from Erika's remnants

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Hurricane Fred strengthened on Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde islands but was forecast to weaken in the coming days, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina, according to U.S. forecasters.









Son of Oklahoma labor commissioner charged with murdering father

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The son of Oklahoma's state labor commissioner was charged on Monday with first-degree murder for the stabbing death of his father.









Entertainment News

Titanic's last luncheon menu expected to fetch up to $70,000 at auction

Tue, 01 Sep 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship's last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,000 in an online auction, a curator said on Monday.

Heavy metal band Disturbed pushes Luke Bryan off Billboard top spot

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Heavy metal rockers Disturbed ousted country singer Luke Bryan from the top spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Monday.









College finds manuscript of song that inspired 'Happy Birthday'

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A college librarian in Kentucky has found the 19th-century manuscript of a musical number that gave rise to one of the most widely performed songs in the world, "Happy Birthday to You," University of Louisville officials said on Monday.

Kanye West gets political action committee, presidential jokes go viral

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Images of Kanye West's face on Mount Rushmore and a potential White House takeover by the Kardashian reality TV clan fired up social media on Monday, a day after the rapper virtually hijacked a rambunctious MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) show as he declared he planned to run for U.S. president in 2020.

Titanic's last luncheon menu expected to fetch up to $70,000 at auction

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship's last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,000 in an online auction, a curator said on Monday.









Obama to test wilderness skills on Bear Grylls TV show

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will test his wilderness survival skills with an appearance on the television show "Running Wild" in an Alaska adventure that will air later this year, the network NBC said on Monday.

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

(Reuters) - Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.









Taylor who? All eyes on wildcard Miley Cyrus for MTV VMA show

Sun, 30 Aug 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Justin Bieber might be making a comeback and Taylor Swift is leading nominees, but at Sunday's annual MTV Video Music Awards, all eyes will be on the show's wildcard host, Miley Cyrus.

Box Office: 'War Room' Stuns With $11 Million, Zac Efron's 'We Are Your Friends' Tanks

Sun, 30 Aug 2015

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The box office underwent a religious conversion this weekend as Christian crowds flocked to "War Room," lifting the low-budget salute to prayer above the Zac Efron drama "We're You're Friends" and the Owen Wilson thriller "No Escape."









Rachel Platten tops British singles chart for first time

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. singer Rachel Platten scored her first Number 1 on the British singles charts on Friday with "Fight Song", the Official Charts Company said, while Britain's Jess Glynne went straight to the top of the album charts with "I Cry When I Laugh."