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TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

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. 


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. 


Dubuque Food Co-Op Celebrating First Anniversary

Posted on May 22, 2015

On May 29th, 2014, the Dubuque Food Co-Op celebrated their Grand Opening. Excitement ensued while people came in to visit and gain a better understanding about the store and its goals. Now, almost a year later, the Co-Op continues to provide a great service to the Dubuque community. However, the road to their first Anniversary was not necessarily easy.
The America’s River Festival

Posted on May 22, 2015

The America’s River Festival, presented by American Trust & Savings Bank, is a two day festival filled with national acts from the world of country music including Dan + Shay, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion on Friday, June 12, and classic rock legends Tommy James & The Shondells, America & Grand Funk Railroad and America on Saturday, June 13. 
Sandy Hook Nights: Select Fridays through September

Posted on May 22, 2015

The weather that motorcycle riders have been dreaming of has finally arrived and bikes are being pulled out of storage to hit the road. But where to go? The Sandy Hook Tavern offers a biker-styled alternative on select Friday evenings through the summer with Sandy Hook (Bike) Nights. Beginning Friday, May 29 and running through September, the 13 Friday events will feature a mix of live music, steak feeds, games and raffles, with each night benefitting a different charitable organization. 
Kids' Summer Fun: Activities and Adventures for Tots and Teens

Posted on April 02, 2015

There’s a lot to get through so let’s get to it. If you plan this right, you won’t have to deal with noisy kids for more than a few hours all summer long.

Inclusive Dubuque: Connecting People & Strengthening Community

Posted on January 19, 2015

How can we make Dubuque a more inclusive and equitable community? That is the question local businesses and organizations sought to answer when they came together in October 2013 through the Inclusive Dubuque initiative.

Presentation and Book Signing with The Kindness Diaries Author Leon Logothetis

Posted on January 18, 2015

Monday, January 19 @ 5:30 pm
Grand Harbor Resort, Platinum Room A

by Jeff Lenhart
photos courtesy of Leon Logothetis

Television host, producer, author, traveler, and just an all-around great guy, Leon Logothetis is making a stop in Dubuque on Monday, January 19th, at 5:30 PM at the Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark in Platinum Room A on the 2nd floor. Logothetis is the author of Amazing Adventures of a Nobody and is promoting his newest book, The Kindness Diaries. Leon will be giving a presentation followed by a book signing. The event is free, but free-will donations are accepted and appreciated for the Dubuque Rescue Mission.

Pura Vida! Yoga Wellness Adventure Retreat

Posted on January 02, 2015

February 16-21, 2015
Costa Rica

Maybe you’re dreading the long Midwestern winter following the excitement of the holidays. Maybe you’ve already had enough of the cold and dark. Or maybe you just need a change, a bit of adventure in your life. Meg Rima of Ignite Power Yoga Studio and Kristina Castaneda of Embody Renegade Wellness offer an enticing opportunity–a yoga and wellness adventure retreat in Costa Rica. Hosted by Peace Retreat in the lush surroundings near Costa Rica’s Playa Negra, the trip is scheduled for February 16–21, 2015 and if you’re already thinking about it the answer is yes, there are still spots open and you can go.

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Owner of pressure cooker in Washington bomb scare apologizes

Mon, 25 May 2015

(Reuters) - A Virginia man who triggered a bomb scare on Sunday near the U.S. Capitol apologized and explained the suspicious device was a pressure cooker used for his food truck business, local news reported on Monday.







Texas governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen

Mon, 25 May 2015

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at least three people in his state as "a relentless wall of water that mowed down huge trees like they were grass."

Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

Mon, 25 May 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for fallen American forces.







Business at the high end is grand for Trump

Mon, 25 May 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warning bells have sounded on the health of golf, from lower participation and course closures to environmental demands for reduced water use, but billionaire Donald Trump says business at the high end is grand.







Bears release McDonald amid domestic violence arrest

Mon, 25 May 2015

(Reuters) - The Chicago Bears have released Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on Monday for misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges.

Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues

Mon, 25 May 2015

(Reuters) - Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit.







Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department reach settlement over police: New York Times

Mon, 25 May 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Three hurt as waterspout sends bouncy house flying at Florida beach

Mon, 25 May 2015

(Reuters) - A waterspout touched down on Florida's Fort Lauderdale beach amid a Memorial Day crowd on Monday, lifting an inflatable bouncy house into the air and injuring three children, police said.







Thousands of bikers gather in Washington to honor vets

Mon, 25 May 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One week after a gathering of biker gangs in Texas that resulted in nine deaths and 170 arrests, thousands of motorcycle riders roared into the nation's capital Sunday to honor military veterans, prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action.

Two dead as south-central U.S. storms force evacuations

Mon, 25 May 2015

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two people were killed in flash flooding and severe storms in Texas and Oklahoma that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands without power, officials said on Sunday.







Entertainment News

Comedian Anne Meara, mother of actor Ben Stiller, dies at 85

Mon, 25 May 2015

(Reuters) - New York-born actress and comedian Anne Meara, known for her opposites-attract comedy routine with husband Jerry Stiller, died over the weekend, her family said on Sunday. She was 85.

France wins big, Italy, Blanchett lose out in Cannes

Mon, 25 May 2015

CANNES, France (Reuters) - French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, crowning a good night for French cinema but a bad one for Italy and actress Cate Blanchett.







France wins big, Italy, Blanchett lose out in Cannes

Sun, 24 May 2015

CANNES, France (Reuters) - French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, crowning a good night for French cinema but a bad one for Italy and actress Cate Blanchett.

U.S. comedian Anne Meara, mother of actor Ben Stiller, dies at 85

Sun, 24 May 2015

(Reuters) - New York-born actress and comedian Anne Meara, known for her opposites-attract comedy routine with husband Jerry Stiller, died over the weekend, her family said on Sunday. She was 85.







Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers tops British albums chart

Sun, 24 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers scored his second solo chart-topping album after "The Desired Effected" went straight in at number one in Britain on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said.







Box Office: 'Tomorrowland' Tops Slow Memorial Day Weekend With $32.2 million

Sun, 24 May 2015

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There weren't as many fireworks at the Memorial Day weekend box office this year as newcomer "Tomorrowland" disappointed with a $32.2 million debut.

Penguin film director gives climate warning in Cannes closer

Sun, 24 May 2015

CANNES, France (Reuters) - The French director who charmed the world and won an Oscar with his 2005 documentary "March of the Penguins" will close the Cannes festival on a somber note with a film about global warming that says not only the penguins should be worried.







Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest

Sun, 24 May 2015

VIENNA (Reuters) - Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in the world's biggest international music show.

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest

Sat, 23 May 2015

VIENNA (Reuters) - Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in the world's biggest international music show.







Icelandic film on sheepfarmer brothers wins Cannes 'Regard' prize

Sat, 23 May 2015

CANNES, France (Reuters) - An Icelandic movie about two sheepfarming brothers who have not spoken in 40 years but are brought together by an outbreak of a disease that threatens their flocks won the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.