Events & Articles

Roshek Celebrates the Holidays Holiday Decoration Silent Auction

Friday, November 21–Friday, December 5

Story by Mike Ironside
Photos by Garth Fuerste

While Dubuque no longer has a big downtown department store decorated inside and out for the holidays with those traditional window displays celebrating the coming of Christmas with a sparkly winter wonderland of toys and other gifts, it does have the Roshek Building, which once served that purpose. For those old enough to remember, Roshek’s Department Store, decked out with Christmas trees and other holiday decorations still exists as fond memories of a more innocent time.

Toys for Tots: Winter Concert Tour and Stuff the Truck

Posted on November 20, 2014

Winter Concert Tour: November 20-December 22 at locations across the Tri-States

Stuff the Truck: December 6-7 at Theisen's Home • Farm • Auto

Pinot’s Palette

Posted on November 20, 2014

Paint and sip location opens in Dubuque

by Mike Ironside, w/ photos by Mike and Amber Betcher

Imagine hanging out with your friends, sipping on your favorite wine and listening to music while you all create beautiful paintings on canvas. If you’re thinking the only problem with the scenario is that you can’t paint, you might want to think again. Pinot’s Palette, a national leader in the “paint and sip” industry has just opened in Dubuque and the franchise owner Kerry Bowman is here to say that you can do it.

Hotel Julien 12 Days of Christmas

Posted on November 20, 2014

Monday, December 1-Sunday, December 21

In old school holiday tradition, the Hotel Julien Dubuque is celebrating Twelve Days of Chrismas with special events and great offers all season long. Check out the details on the many festive offerings coming your way from the landmark downtown dubuque hotspot!

Roshek Celebrates the Holidays Holiday Decoration Silent Auction

Posted By Mike Ironside on November 20, 2014

Friday, November 21–Friday, December 5

Story by Mike Ironside
Photos by Garth Fuerste

While Dubuque no longer has a big downtown department store decorated inside and out for the holidays with those traditional window displays celebrating the coming of Christmas with a sparkly winter wonderland of toys and other gifts, it does have the Roshek Building, which once served that purpose. For those old enough to remember, Roshek’s Department Store, decked out with Christmas trees and other holiday decorations still exists as fond memories of a more innocent time.

Jubeck New World Brewing

Posted By Mike Ironside on November 06, 2014

“Members got us open. People coming in just buying beer is what’s going to keep us open,” says Jay Jubeck, co-owner and namesake of Dubuque’s first “nano” brewery, Jubeck New World Brewing. It’s an important point. Because Jubeck and his partner Dan Caraway used a fundraising plan based on the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model to raise funds to start their CSB (Community Supported Brewery), some people might mistakenly think they are not welcome to stop in and try the beer at the brewery’s tasting room. They couldn’t be further from the truth.

Retro Beer Company: Shifting the Purpose Beyond Beer

Posted By Bryce Parks on November 06, 2014

In July, a friend brought a six pack of Give-A-Shift beer to the front porch. He said he got it because he liked the car on the box. I had no idea at the time of the significance of the brand and what it meant by me drinking it. I later looked up the beer online and noticed all of these Dubuque area venues listed as partners. Needless to say I was perplexed. But I read about the company’s mission and instantly thought, “What a cool idea.” And then life catches up with you and my plans to track this story down get sidelined.

Live Music Features

Posted on November 06, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Bell Tower Theater 2015 Season

Posted on November 03, 2014

The Bell Tower Theater, Dubuque’s hometown theater, is pleased to announce its 2015 season. Next year will feature five brand new comedies and musicals and two youth productions. Season Tickets are on sale now.

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National News

Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote.






Missouri town on edge awaiting grand jury decision on police shooting

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Residents of a St. Louis suburb were braced on Saturday for a decision from a grand jury on whether to bring charges against a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teen, a case that has triggered months of demonstrations and a national debate over police violence.






Four dead in murder-suicide on South Dakota reservation, police say

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A South Dakota man shot and killed three people and critically wounded a fourth person before taking his own life at a residence on a Native American reservation, law enforcement officials said Saturday.

Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

BUFFALO (Reuters) - As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding.






FBI arrests two would-be Ferguson bomb suspects: law enforcement source

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters.

Mother's death leads NFL player to fight domestic abuse

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

(Reuters) - Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay remembers arriving at the hospital as a confused 7-year-old trying to understand why members of his family were sobbing uncontrollably.






Four killed, child injured in shooting at Cleveland home

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

(Reuters) - Two men and two women were killed, and a 10-year-old girl was injured in a shooting inside a Cleveland, Ohio home on Friday, officials said.

Officials prepare for Ferguson grand jury decision, urge calm

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police and protest organizers laid the groundwork on Friday for steps to avert street violence once a St. Louis-area grand jury decides whether to indict the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August.






Seattle police body cameras plan revived by deal with anonymous programmer

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Seattle police plan to outfit officers with body cameras was back on for early December after the agency struck an unusual deal with an anonymous programmer whose massive public-records requests threatened to cripple the program, police said on Friday.

Louisiana AG disagrees with ruling that would free 'Angola Three' inmate

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Louisiana's attorney general disagreed on Friday with a federal court ruling overturning the conviction of the last of the prisoners known as the "Angola Three," who has spent 42 years in solitary confinement.






Entertainment News

Adams, Sellars bring 'Passion' into present in opera's first full staging

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - American composer John Adams likes nothing better than to see well-known stories in a new light, and his version of the Passion of Christ is told through the eyes of the women who were with Jesus in his final hours.






Sold-out Cosby show goes ahead amid sex assault claims

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

MELBOURNE Fla./LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bill Cosby played a sold-out comedy show on Friday in Florida, despite a wave of sexual assault allegations this week that prompted the cancellation of several upcoming shows and two major studios to halt projects involving the comedian.

Actor Dwight Henry eyed in New Orleans killing after arrest for theft

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Dwight Henry, a baker-turned-actor who rose to prominence with his debut performance in the Oscar-nominated 2012 movie "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is facing scrutiny from prosecutors who say they are not sure why he avoided charges in connection with a 2006 New Orleans killing.






Actor Dwight Henry eyed in New Orleans killing after arrest for theft

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Dwight Henry, a baker-turned-actor who rose to prominence with his debut performance in the Oscar-nominated 2012 movie "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is facing scrutiny from prosecutors who say they are not sure why he avoided charges in connection with a 2006 New Orleans killing.






James Cagney's 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Oscar fails to sell

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - James Cagney's best actor Oscar statuette for the 1942 musical film "Yankee Doodle Dandy" went unsold at auction in Los Angeles, in a rare offering of film's top award.

Bill Cosby loses Las Vegas show after sex assault claims

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby and a Las Vegas casino on Friday called off a show scheduled for next week, in another blow to his career after several women publicly alleged the entertainer sexually assaulted them decades ago.






Glenn Close heads all-star cast in revival of 'A Delicate Balance'

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After a 20-year absence triple-Tony winner Glenn Close returned to Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "A Delicate Balance," a production that elicited an uneven response from critics who found it both blistering and boring.

Los Angeles mayor presses China to allow more Hollywood films

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

BEIJING (Reuters) - A flurry of private Chinese investment into Hollywood should prompt Beijing to loosen its restrictions on U.S. film imports, the mayor of Los Angeles said in China on Friday as he urged officials to raise the country's annual cap on foreign films.






U.S. politics takes center stage at Latin Grammys

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent role.

Cosby comedy gigs to go on in midst of swirling allegations

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - All three of Bill Cosby's live comedy shows in November will proceed as planned, venue organizers said on Thursday, despite mounting allegations from multiple women saying the comedian sexually assaulted them decades ago.