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Irish Hooley: A Celebration of Irish Music, Dance, and Culture

Due to inclement weather, Saturday's events have moved to the Five Flags Arena. All times, silent auction set up, merchandise vendors, food and beverage vendors, and entertainment will stay the same.

August 22-23
Mississippi Moon Bar & Five Flags Arena

All ye Irish lads and lasses, if ever there was a reason to raise a pint, here ‘tis. Dubuque’s Irish Hooley celebrates its tenth year this month with an expanded weekend of music, dance and culture worthy of such a milestone. The festival celebrating all things Irish and Celtic begins Friday night, August 22 at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar and continues through Saturday, August 23 at the Alliant Amphitheater with all the live music, Irish dancers, food and drink Hooley revelers have come to enjoy.

Dubuque+ Launches in Hub Monkey 2.0

Posted on August 18, 2014

Hub Monkey, LLC in association with Design Mill, Inc is excited to announce the release of Hub Monkey 2.0 which includes Dubuque, IA as part of the mobile app’s new City+ location feature. Dubuque+ adds an innovative digital experience in which users can discover local Dubuque content. Hub Monkey is available to download for free on the Google Play and iTunes App Stores.

Tranformative Travel. You On Board With That?

Posted Christopher Kulovitz on August 18, 2014

When is the last time you were truly awed? Well open your eyes and your ears and your mind to one of the coolest cruises on the Mississippi - The Riverboat Twilight.

Irish Hooley: A Celebration of Irish Music, Dance, and Culture

Posted By Mike Ironside on August 18, 2014

Due to inclement weather, Saturday's events have moved to the Five Flags Arena. All times, silent auction set up, merchandise vendors, food and beverage vendors, and entertainment will stay the same.

August 22-23
Mississippi Moon Bar & Five Flags Arena

All ye Irish lads and lasses, if ever there was a reason to raise a pint, here ‘tis. Dubuque’s Irish Hooley celebrates its tenth year this month with an expanded weekend of music, dance and culture worthy of such a milestone. The festival celebrating all things Irish and Celtic begins Friday night, August 22 at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar and continues through Saturday, August 23 at the Alliant Amphitheater with all the live music, Irish dancers, food and drink Hooley revelers have come to enjoy.

Live Music Features

Posted on August 18, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Heritage Center's New Season

Posted on August 04, 2014

Garrison Keillor Highlights the 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series at the University of Dubuque

The University of Dubuque has announced the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. The second full season features an increase to 13 events compared to 9 events in 2013-2014.

Bellevue’s Potter’s Mill Re-Opens!

Posted on August 04, 2014

One of Bellevue’s most notable landmarks, Potter’s Mill will reopen August 1 as a new restaurant, entertainment venue, inn, and eventually an outfitters rental and retail store.  Rochester, Minnesota couple Mark and Rachel Herman have refashioned the historic mill into Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ, “where the jazz and southern food of Bourbon Street meet the blues and BBQ of Beale Street in a beautifully restored 170 year old grist mill,” as described by the venue’s web site.

Summerfest

Posted on August 04, 2014

Summerfest 
Wicked Liz & The Bellyswirls
& 50 Pound Rooster
Friday, August 8
Town Clock Plaza

As this issue of 365ink hits the streets on the last day of July, we find ourselves in August – the last month of summer vacation.  Can you believe it? Summer just seems to fly by but before it’s done there is plenty of festival fun to be had and Summerfest Dubuque is one that not only celebrates summer, but raises funds for a very worthwhile program.  Scheduled for Friday, August 8, Summerfest presents an evening concert under the Town Clock with two bands, along with a variety of festival foods and beverages.

Live Music Features

Posted on August 04, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

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National News

Judge blocks Montana from logging in grizzly territory

Sat, 23 Aug 2014

(Reuters) - Conservation groups on Friday hailed a court decision that blocks Montana from building roads and logging in nearly 37,000 acres of a state forest that serves as core habitat for protected grizzly bears.






U.S. undercover investigators among those exposed in data breach

Sat, 23 Aug 2014

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials said on Friday.

Tennessee death row inmates sue to stop electric chair

Sat, 23 Aug 2014

NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Tennessee death row inmates whose execution dates have been set filed suit on Friday against the state to stop it from using the electric chair.






Activists carry coffin of woman killed by Phoenix police

Sat, 23 Aug 2014

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Activists protesting the fatal shooting of a mentally ill woman by a Phoenix police sergeant last week carried her coffin to City Hall on Friday, demanding an independent investigation into her killing.

Exclusive: Amid Ferguson rage, council's lone black member keeps low profile

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) - In many ways Dwayne James is a beacon of hope in Ferguson, which has been torn apart by racially charged riots. The only black councilman in a predominantly black town, James is widely respected even by political opponents and talked of as a candidate for mayor.






Judge denies restraining order in San Francisco rent case

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday denied a motion for a temporary restraining order that would have frozen for the plaintiffs a controversial San Francisco city law that makes landlords pay a hefty fee when evicting tenants to take properties off the rental market.

Connecticut preschool teacher's aide faces child porn charges

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

WILTON Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut preschool teacher's aide has been charged with possessing and sharing child pornography, police said on Friday.






Florida judge approves new state congressional maps, no special elections

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida judge on Friday approved the new congressional maps redrawn by Republican legislative leaders in a lawsuit over gerrymandering, and ruled that he would not order a special election in affected districts.






U.S. undercover investigators among those exposed in data breach

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials said on Friday.






Man freed on bail in Pennsylvania murder case after 25 years

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A man whose murder conviction was quashed this summer was granted bail by a federal magistrate on Friday after nearly 25 years in a Pennsylvania prison on charges he had set a fire that killed his daughter at a Korean religious retreat.






Entertainment News

So you think you can shock? Prizes take backseat at MTV awards

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

INGLEWOOD Calif. (Reuters) - Blood, buttocks, snakes and angry rants are just some of the surprises served up by the MTV Video Music Awards over the last three decades, and as Sunday's ceremony looms, there is stiff competition to deliver the show's next most outrageous stunt.






Gaza war stops director attending Sarajevo film festival: organizers

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Two Gaza directors won an award at Sarajevo's film festival, though the conflict raging in their home stopped one of them from coming to receive his part of the prize, said organizers.

Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams at Emmys

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show's organizers said on Wednesday.






Emmys comedy race takes edgy turn as cable outnumbers networks

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When ABC's "Modern Family" vies for its fifth consecutive best comedy Emmy award on Monday, not only will it battle the beloved geeks of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" but also a bunch of irreverent, foul-mouthed characters from cable and Netflix.

'Jackass' star could face charges for SeaWorld sign prank

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Steve-O, one of the stars of the TV show "Jackass," could face criminal charges after he defaced a San Diego highway sign with a green banner that left it reading: "SeaWorld Sucks," officials said on Thursday.






Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

SAN RAFAEL Calif. (Reuters) - Comedian Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay following his apparent suicide, according to a death certificate released by Marin County on Thursday.






Disney brings the Force with 'Star Wars' game, TV show push

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is ramping up its first major push to promote the "Star Wars" franchise it purchased from George Lucas in 2012, blitzing consumers this year with a mobile game, animated TV show and an expanded line of toys and clothes.






Beyonce and Jay-Z's 2013 Cuba trip no violation of U.S. embargo

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

MIAMI (Reuters) - American music industry power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z did not violate U.S. sanctions on Cuba by traveling to the communist-ruled island last year, a U.S. government review has found.

Swimming away from 'sea of sameness,' U.S. network FX tests TV waters

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television cable network FX revels in its minimalist slogan "Fearless," but it could also opt for "It's OK To Fail," "We Have A Long Way To Go," and "Not For Everybody's Taste."

Jackie Chan takes 'bow of apology' after son busted for drugs

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

BEIJING (Reuters) - Kungfu movie star Jackie Chan offered the public a "deep bow of apology" after his son, actor, singer and socialite Jaycee, was arrested in Beijing for drug use.