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Dubuque Food & Wine on the River

November 7–9

Port of Dubuque

Once we get past that initial shock of the cool weather which signals the changing seasons, autumn certainly has its charms. While it might be any number of pumpkin spice-scented or flavored things for some, for many it’s crisp fall days, beautiful autumn colors and a sudden urge to fire up the stove in the kitchen. Yes, autumn is a great time to eat, whether it’s a big pot of soup on the stove, a chicken roasted to perfection in the oven, or dinner out on the town. For wine lovers, it’s also a great time to try some hearty reds or find the wine that pairs perfectly with whatever is on the menu for the evening. So the timing really couldn’t be any better for the celebration known as Dubuque Food & Wine on the River.

Dubuque Food & Wine on the River

Posted By Mike Ironside on October 30, 2014

November 7–9

Port of Dubuque

Once we get past that initial shock of the cool weather which signals the changing seasons, autumn certainly has its charms. While it might be any number of pumpkin spice-scented or flavored things for some, for many it’s crisp fall days, beautiful autumn colors and a sudden urge to fire up the stove in the kitchen. Yes, autumn is a great time to eat, whether it’s a big pot of soup on the stove, a chicken roasted to perfection in the oven, or dinner out on the town. For wine lovers, it’s also a great time to try some hearty reds or find the wine that pairs perfectly with whatever is on the menu for the evening. So the timing really couldn’t be any better for the celebration known as Dubuque Food & Wine on the River.

Live Music Features

Posted on October 10, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Halloween for Adults

Posted on October 09, 2014

Two big nights of Halloween this year. Here's what's shakin' on your boots...

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…”

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National News

U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.






Accused Colorado cinema gunman's lawyers want second sanity exam barred

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

DENVER (Reuters) - Defense lawyers in the Colorado theater massacre case want a second court-ordered sanity examination undergone by accused gunman James Holmes barred from his upcoming murder trial, court documents on Thursday showed.

Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhunt

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in September could face the death penalty, prosecutors said, after a seven-week manhunt in the Pocono Mountains ended with his arrest on Thursday.






Washington state court says accused rapists cannot bear burden of proving consent

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the burden of proving consent cannot fall on a defendant accused of rape, in a split decision that reversed two earlier rulings and prompted fears that dangerous offenders could avoid conviction.

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage.






Prosecutor seeks death penalty in Pennsylvania police ambush

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - Prosecutors will seek the death sentence for Eric Frein, the suspect in the September murder of a Pennsylvania state trooper, the district attorney of Pike County said on Thursday.

Lack of mechanics threatens U.S. Air Force target date for F-35

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may miss its target of August 2016 to start using the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet in combat if Congress blocks the service's plan to retire its A-10 tank-killer aircraft, a top U.S. general said Thursday.






Four dead, five injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita on Thursday, setting off an explosion and huge fireball, officials said.

Suspect identified in eight graffiti vandalism cases in National Parks

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal officials have publicly identified a woman suspected of graffiti vandalism in at least eight national parks across the West, including Yosemite and Death Valley in California, and credit social media for helping pinpoint the alleged culprit.

San Francisco to raise minimum wage to $11.05 per hour

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - San Francisco will raise the city's minimum wage to $11.05 per hour from the start of next year, up from $10.74 currently, the mayor's office said on Thursday.

Entertainment News

Polish prosecutors question Polanski over U.S. sex crime warrant

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

KRAKOW (Reuters) - Polish prosecutors interviewed filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday in connection with a U.S. arrest warrant over a 1977 sex crime conviction, then let him go free saying there were no grounds to hold him.






Gregg Allman dropped from suit over fatal Georgia train accident

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Gregg Allman was dropped on Thursday from a wrongful death suit stemming from a train accident that killed a Georgia woman during the filming of a movie about the rock star's life, although the case continues against others involved.

Frances McDormand's face does the talking in 'Olive Kitteridge'

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frances McDormand's "rubber face" - ruddy, wind-burned, creased and contorted - says as much as the dialogue in "Olive Kitteridge," HBO's miniseries about a New England family and its caustic matriarch.






Vice Media teams up with Canada's Rogers to build Toronto studio

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

TORONTO (Reuters) - Vice Media, a maker of edgy videos popular with younger viewers, has teamed up with Rogers Communications Inc to build a studio in Toronto to produce news, documentaries and other content with Canadian filmmakers.

Book Talk: Black music, white culture and a legendary U.S. highway

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

BOSTON (Reuters) - Author Dennis McNally accompanied the Grateful Dead as a publicist and historian on the band's “long strange trip,” and he chronicled Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation author of “On the Road.”






Scotland's 'Young Fathers' are surprise Mercury Prize winners

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Little-known Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers beat the bookies to take home the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for best album with their debut release "Dead".

Undercover French politicians sample 'real life' for TV show

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Eight French politicians will disguise themselves as citizens struggling with real-world problems in a TV show aimed at narrowing the gap between France's often remote political elite and the public they are elected to serve.

A Minute With: Egyptian actor Amr Waked on making movies at home and abroad

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Egyptian actor and film-maker Amr Waked, equally at home in Cairo and Hollywood, says the time is ripe for a host of other Arab stars to make it big abroad.






Indian film-maker hopes to take gay issues out of the closet

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

MUMBAI (Reuters) - An Indian director is hoping her new film will throw a spotlight on gay rights in a country where homosexuality remains taboo and little progress has been made on repealing a colonial-era law banning gay sex.

Rap's Suge Knight, comedian Katt Williams arrested in robbery case

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a camera from a celebrity photographer in Beverly Hills last month, the Los Angeles County District attorney said on Wednesday.