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Halloween for Adults

Can you believe it?  Halloween is on a Friday this year!  While that means that there are going to be loads of fun Halloween parties that actually fall on October 31, it doesn’t mean you have to wait until the end of the month to start getting your costume-loving, booty-shaking party pants on.  In fact, there are fun Halloween-themed parties and events that are sutiably adult-oriented throughout the month.  Here’s a list to get you started:

Live Music Features

Posted on October 10, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Halloween for Adults

Posted on October 09, 2014

Can you believe it?  Halloween is on a Friday this year!  While that means that there are going to be loads of fun Halloween parties that actually fall on October 31, it doesn’t mean you have to wait until the end of the month to start getting your costume-loving, booty-shaking party pants on.  In fact, there are fun Halloween-themed parties and events that are sutiably adult-oriented throughout the month.  Here’s a list to get you started:

Halloween for Families

Posted on October 09, 2014

Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults alike.  Here is a whole grab bag of fun-sized events for the whole family, from now through the end of the month.

Gary Olsen: There Are Places I Remember

Posted By Bryce Parks on September 30, 2014

You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone in Dubuque who has more successfully balanced a creative existence between fine art and graphic design than Gary Olsen. In many ways, the lines are blurred, with many of his best artistic works coming growing out of commissions or charitable purposes and many of his finest commercial design pieces being worthy of framing themselves. It’s pretty difficult to engage actively in the Dubuque community and not encounter a Gary Olsen original design, whether it be a painting hanging in a business or a friends home, or a logo on the side of a vehicle or on a t-shirt. He’s painted, drawn, filmed and crafted his life into the canvas of Dubuque, which is only appropriate as the works he’s created for his latest show are a literal reflection of this community on which he’s made such an impact.

Live Music Features

Posted on September 26, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Live Music Features

Posted on September 12, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Novelty Iron Works

Posted By Bryce Parks on August 31, 2014

The last time we checked in on the Historic Millwork District, Greater Dubuque Development Director Rick Dickinson noted, “The key to any direction like this is momentum – that healthy sense of urgency. You can’t finish one building and say, ‘Well, we did it!’ Look across the street. It’s not real pretty in any direction. So the imperative is to keep moving and keep going in every direction…”

Little Growing Pains, Big New Offerings and Lower Prices Across the Board

Posted on August 31, 2014

With so much in this issue going on in the Historic Millwork District, we figured we’d just go ahead and pop-in at the new Dubuque Food Coop and see how things are going now that they have a couple of months under their belt. We met once again with store General manager Patrick Brickel for the organic skinny on what’s cooking at the Coop.

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Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - Illinois has ordered mandatory 21-day quarantines for all "high-risk" people who have had direct contact with Ebola patients while in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, the three West African nations most affected by the outbreak.

U.S. recognizes gay marriages in six more states

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday the U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages in six more states, bringing to 32 the number of states where couples in gay unions qualify for federal benefits.






U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapses

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including this week's reports of defective airbags, a senior administration official said on Saturday.

Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward on Saturday after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America's biggest urban center.






Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities were seeking a motive on Saturday as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself.






Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said.

Maker of U.S. highway guardrails stops shipments over safety concerns

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - Railcar maker Trinity Industries Inc said on Friday that it would stop shipping a highway guardrail system, after the U.S. government demanded earlier in the week that the company conduct more crash tests of the product.

St. Louis officer shot teen in back of legs: family autopsy

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - A white off-duty St. Louis police officer shot a black teenager six times in the back of the legs and once in the side of the head in what was likely a fatal wound, a doctor who performed a private autopsy for the teen's family said on Friday.

Ferguson shooting probe to be complete in coming months: Attorney general

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that he expects the Justice Department's investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, to be complete by the time he leaves office.






Therapists missed Newtown gunman's rage as a teenager: report

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

HARTFORD Conn. (Reuters) - The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager were apparently overlooked by his mother, psychiatrists and counselors, according to a report expected to be issued next month.

Entertainment News

Former Cream frontman Jack Bruce dies aged 71

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Jack Bruce, who formed influential British rock band Cream in the 1960s with guitarist Eric Clapton, has died aged 71, his family said on Saturday.






Elton John joins with U.S. agencies on new AIDS program

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British singer and activist Elton John said on Friday a new $7 million partnership between his foundation and U.S. government agencies will help create an AIDS-free society but urged more work to reach that goal.

'Shell Shock' opera brings trauma of World War One to stage

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian composer Nicholas Lens and Australian rocker Nick Cave have joined forces to create an opera marking the centenary of World War One, depicting the horrors of the conflict through the eyes of soldiers, deserters, a nurse and an orphan.






TLC cancels reality TV program 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cable television network TLC on Friday said it has canceled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," the popular cable reality series, about a rural Georgia family and their precocious beauty pageant daughter.

Trip Tips: New York City for music lovers

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - There are 8 million rhythms in the naked city.






Pulitzer-winning play 'Disgraced' probes identity, prejudice

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A dinner party in an elegant New York apartment goes terribly wrong in "Disgraced," the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about ambition, race, religion and identity that opened on Broadway.






Saturday Night Live interns settle NBCUniversal wage lawsuit

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of former interns at NBCUniversal, including on the late-night TV show "Saturday Night Live," have reached a $6.4 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit claiming they should have been paid for their work.

Matthew McConaughey enjoying his 'Interstellar' career heights

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

KILLEEN Texas (Reuters) - Matthew McConaughey's upcoming film about a journey beyond the stars may as well be about the Texas actor's own stratospheric career these days.

Streaming music service Deezer expands into talk radio with Stitcher deal

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Online music service Deezer is acquiring radio and podcasting app Stitcher, adding a vast catalog of talk radio programs that the company hopes will make it stand out in a crowded streaming music market.






From 'Bates Motel' to 'Ouija,' Olivia Cooke finds breakout in horror

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sitting in a palm-tree lined cemetery in Hollywood promoting her latest film, "Bates Motel" actress Olivia Cooke says the impact of working in the horror genre has left her emotions on edge.