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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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National News

Thirteen high school volleyball players hurt in Missouri bus crash

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - Thirteen high school girls on a Missouri volleyball team were injured on Monday when their bus collided with a car on the way to a tournament, the school said.






GAO upholds FCi protest against security contract to USIS unit

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday upheld portions of a protest filed by vetting firm FCi Federal Inc against a $190 million contract awarded to a unit of U.S. Investigative Services LLC (USIS) earlier this year by the Department of Homeland Security.

California mayor resigns after drunk driving arrest

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - A southern California mayor who was arrested last week on suspicion of drunken driving in an accident that injured four teenagers announced his resignation on Monday.






U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspends one of its own in porn scandal

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court late on Monday suspended one of its own, Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, in connection with an email porn scandal and other allegations of misconduct.






Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August.

California man charged with murder of Saudi student

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, authorities said.






Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected.






Obama praises Supreme Court stance on gay marriage: magazine

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said the U.S. Supreme Court's recent move to uphold lower-court rulings allowing gay marriage in several states may be its most significant decision during his time in office, he told the New Yorker magazine in comments published on Monday.

Seattle police officers' challenge to use-of-force policy dismissed

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Seattle police officers challenging new rules restricting the department's use of force, which they claimed could endanger both them and civilians.






Entertainment News

Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for 'nuclear refugees'

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

TOKYO (Reuters) - Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a "godsend" that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town.






Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82.

Protesters decry Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' as anti-Semitic

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, led a rally outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday to protest the company's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer," which some have called anti-Semitic and sympathetic to terrorism.






'Buffy' star Nicolas Brendon apologizes for drunken arrest

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon on Monday apologized for his arrest stemming from a drunken dispute at an Idaho hotel and said he is seeking treatment for "emotional demons."

San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.






Fox TV to air horror anthology 'Scream Queens' from 'Glee' creator

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fox has ordered anthology series "Scream Queens" from the creator of 'Glee" and "American Horror Story," the U.S. television network said on Monday, as broadcast TV takes a cue from a format largely successful on cable networks.

At 22, success has taken time for Britain's 'Charli' Aitchison

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Not everyone who is on top of the fast-moving pop music scene has heard of Charlotte Aitchison, even by her stage name Charli XCX, but lots of people have heard her or her songs.






Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - It was a great day for the Irish at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday as a new production of Brian Friel's "Translations" and Belfast-born "Game of Thrones" British-Irish actor Patrick O'Kane took two of the top awards.

New York's Met Opera braces for 'Death of Klinghoffer' protests

Sun, 19 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera is bracing for its most tumultuous opening in decades on Monday as protesters get ready to picket "The Death of Klinghoffer," the John Adams opera about the 1985 hijacking of a cruise ship by Palestinian guerillas.






Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards

Sun, 19 Oct 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - It was a great day for the Irish at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday as a new production of Brian Friel's "Translations" and Belfast-born "Game of Thrones" British-Irish actor Patrick O'Kane took two of the top awards.