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Rock & Roll Rewind

It’s no secret that Dubuque and the surrounding area has a rich and vibrant live music scene. Pick up any issue of 365ink and look at the live music listings for any given weekend. Not only will there be multiple choices on Friday and Saturday nights (not to mention week nights) but even on Sundays, a music lover might have a dozen or more opportunities to find live music around the Tri-States. (We actually counted 20 live music events on a recent summer Sunday!)  

While part of this phenomenon is no doubt a result of the area’s general vibrancy and economic health, the richness of the current Dubuque music scene can be traced back decades to the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, when high school garage bands rocked teen dances and gymnasiums and rock, blues, and country bands entertained in all sorts of bars, taverns, and clubs. Whatever happened to those bands?

Live Music Features

Posted on July 21, 2014

61st Annual Dubuque County Fair

Posted on July 21, 2014

Are you ready for that yearly event that screams,  “SUMMER!”? If you’re hungry for cotton candy, funnel cakes and lemonade, pumped for midway rides, livestock, and games, with live music, beer and a demolition derby all thrown into one weeklong celebration of Dubuque County in all of it’s glory, you’re ready for the 61st Annual Dubuque Country Fair!

Rock & Roll Rewind

Posted on July 17, 2014

It’s no secret that Dubuque and the surrounding area has a rich and vibrant live music scene. Pick up any issue of 365ink and look at the live music listings for any given weekend. Not only will there be multiple choices on Friday and Saturday nights (not to mention week nights) but even on Sundays, a music lover might have a dozen or more opportunities to find live music around the Tri-States. (We actually counted 20 live music events on a recent summer Sunday!)  

While part of this phenomenon is no doubt a result of the area’s general vibrancy and economic health, the richness of the current Dubuque music scene can be traced back decades to the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, when high school garage bands rocked teen dances and gymnasiums and rock, blues, and country bands entertained in all sorts of bars, taverns, and clubs. Whatever happened to those bands?

Dubuque Gran Fondo

Posted on July 07, 2014

Greg LeMond will be the guest of honor at the inaugural Dubuque Gran Fondo, a combination ride and race that begins and ends at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. The ride, which is described by organizers as the equivalent of a "cycling marathon"—some riders will race to win, others will ride to enjoy an unforgettable day on a challenging course that includes many signature Dubuque bluff hills and sections of gravel roads in Dubuque County. 


 

Summer Theatre

Posted on July 02, 2014

One only has to look at the cover of this issue of 365ink (or flip through the rest of the issue for that matter) to realize that Dubuque has a robust arts and cultural landscape. Check out the offerings for more great summer theatre offerings! But sometimes there is so much going on that we don’t always keep up with all the possibilities.

Live Music Features

Posted on July 02, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

The Cornerstone 6th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on June 25, 2014

June 25 – July 27
The Cornerstone

The Cornerstone, one of Galena’s prime destinations for live music generally hosts some sort of music five nights a week. But every year surrounding the anniversary of the venue’s opening, owner Lehn DuHack schedules a series of live music performances leading up to and stretching through the actual June 30 anniversary. This year, for The Cornerstone’s 6th Anniversary Celebration, DuHack will host 33 straight days of live music, beginning Wednesday, June 25 and stretching through Sunday, July 27 – over a month of live music! In fact, the celebration stretches over three different issues of 365ink! During this celebration The Cornerstone will be featuring over 70 different musicians spread throughout 40 different performances with well over 25 different styles of music!

Live Music Features

Posted on June 20, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

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Father posts photo of sexually abused son online in donation plea

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

(Reuters) - A Florida father who severely beat an 18-year-old man he said he caught sexually assaulting his son posted the child's photo on a fundraising website to solicit donations for the boy's recovery, police said on Tuesday.

U.S. airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

(Reuters) - U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines said on Tuesday they have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety as the turmoil in the region has intensified.






Manhunt on for armed bandits in $181,000 heist at Atlantic City casino

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

AVON-BY-THE-SEA N.J. (Reuters) - A manhunt was underway on Tuesday for masked bandits who reportedly stole roughly $181,000 in an armed robbery at Caesar's Atlantic City casino in New Jersey, police said.

Court deals blow to Obama health law by limiting subsidies

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judicial panel on Tuesday dealt a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, throwing out a provision that provides millions of Americans with subsidies for private health insurance.






Feds: Police misconduct rampant in Newark, N.J., city OKs monitor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

NEWARK N.J. (Reuters) - Federal investigators found police repeatedly violated civil rights in New Jersey's largest city, Newark, and recommended an independent monitor to oversee changes, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Tuesday.






Defense lawyer says Ventura seeking attention with defamation suit

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

ST PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura's defamation case is aimed at keeping the name of the fading star in the headlines at the expense of an ex-Navy SEAL who served his country with honor, defense lawyers said on Tuesday.

Detroit workers, retirees vote in favor of city's debt plan

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

(Reuters) - Detroit's city workers and retirees overwhelmingly agreed to accept the city's debt adjustment plan, according to results filed late Monday, potentially clearing the way for the struggling city to exit bankruptcy in the next few months.






Wawona Packing recalls fruit over listeria concerns

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wawona Packing Co is recalling fresh Sweet 2 Eat brand peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots because of potential contamination by listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

Three injured when home explodes north of Houston

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Three people were critically burned when a house exploded near a city north of Houston on Tuesday, with the blast felt for miles, officials said.






Georgia voters to pick Republican U.S. Senate nominee after long fight

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A drawn-out fight between an 11-term congressman and a former Fortune 500 chief executive in a key U.S. Senate race is due to be decided by Georgia's Republican voters on Tuesday.

Entertainment News

Toronto film festival unveils partial slate for 39th edition

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

TORONTO (Reuters) - Jean-Marc Vallee's "Wild" and David Dobkin's "The Judge" will be among the world premieres at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, one of the top movie showcases and a favored platform to unveil Oscar contenders.

Singer Billy Joel to be honored with U.S. Gershwin Prize

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel, who penned hit tunes such as "Piano Man" and "New York State of Mind," will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the U.S. national library said on Tuesday.






Actor James Garner of 'The Rockford Files' dead at 86

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "“Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "“The Rockford Files," has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early on Sunday.

Sam Smith says chart-topping debut inspired by unrequited love

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Sam Smith, who is riding a tidal wave of chart success on both sides of the Atlantic with his debut album "In the Lonely Hour", said it was all inspired by his unrequited love for a man.






'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr highest-earning actor: Forbes

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney's Marvel superhero film franchises "Iron Man," and "The Avengers," is Hollywood's highest paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of $75 million, according to Forbes.com.

Modern 'Medea' in London stars Potter film's Helen McCrory

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Helen McCrory of Harry Potter fame is a chain-smoking Medea and pop duo Goldfrapp provides a riveting score for a new staging in London of Euripides's 2,500-year-old play that may not be the "Medea" of all time but is certainly one for this age.






Black and white are the new orange at a county jail in Michigan

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

(Reuters) - Black and white are the new orange in a Michigan county where the sheriff has made a wardrobe change for jail inmates after a TV series brought new popularity to the vibrant color associated with prisoners.

U.S. rapper Nas has London crowd spellbound with 'Illmatic'

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Many in the crowd at the Lovebox Festival in London this weekend were not yet born when U.S. rapper Nas released his groundbreaking “Illmatic” two decades ago, but they seemed to know all the lines anyway.






'Fargo' TV miniseries gets second season on FX with new cast

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

BEVERLY HILLS Calif. (Reuters) - "Fargo," the Emmy-nominated television mini-series inspired by the Coen brothers' cult film, has been renewed for a second season that will feature a new storyline and characters, cable network FX said on Monday.

Play it again: 'Casablanca' piano to be sold at auction

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An iconic piano featured in Rick's Cafe Americain in the 1942 Hollywood classic "Casablanca" is expected to be the highlight of a sale of film memorabilia in New York in November, Bonhams auction house said on Monday.