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Kids' Summer Fun: Activities and Adventures for Tots and Teens

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.

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.

Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA: So Much More Than You Know

Posted By Bryce Parks on January 02, 2015

With the new year comes new year’s resolutions, and the #1 resolution most people make every year is to get it shape. Maybe people never get past making the resolution itself. Others get a couple weeks in before they give up. Those who make a real effort at it and those who find success doing so, have a plan. Usually that plan includes some kind of connection with an organized health or fitness facility or group. And when you talk about joining “the guy” there’s one place that’s been in the game of making people healthier longer than anyone and that, of course, is the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA.

Retro Rewind: Cars & Guitars

Posted By Mike Ironside on January 02, 2015

Saturday, January 10 @ Five Flags
Just when you thought there would be nothing to do in the bleak period that follows the holidays, Retro Rewind comes racing into Five Flags with a full day of “Kustom Kulture” and entertainment. Now in its second year, the event which is subtitled “Cars & Guitars” returns Saturday, January 10 with an arena full of vintage hot rods and motorcycles, classic guitars, and live music from 9 AM–7 PM, followed by an evening concert in the Five Flags Theater starting at 7 PM.

Toys for Tots: Winter Concert Tour and Stuff the Truck

Posted on November 20, 2014

Winter Concert Tour: November 20-December 22 at locations across the Tri-States

Stuff the Truck: December 6-7 at Theisen's Home • Farm • Auto

Pinot’s Palette

Posted on November 20, 2014

Paint and sip location opens in Dubuque

by Mike Ironside, w/ photos by Mike and Amber Betcher

Imagine hanging out with your friends, sipping on your favorite wine and listening to music while you all create beautiful paintings on canvas. If you’re thinking the only problem with the scenario is that you can’t paint, you might want to think again. Pinot’s Palette, a national leader in the “paint and sip” industry has just opened in Dubuque and the franchise owner Kerry Bowman is here to say that you can do it.

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NHL's Jarret Stoll arrested for cocaine, MDMA possession

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

(Reuters) - Los Angeles Kings player Jarret Stoll was arrested on Friday at a Las Vegas resort pool for carrying cocaine and the party drug MDMA, also known as "Molly," officials said.






Gunfights and roadblocks rock Mexican city on U.S. border

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gunfights broke out and vehicles were set ablaze on Friday in one of Mexico's biggest cities along the U.S. border, after security forces arrested a leader of one of the main drug gangs in the area.

Texas House approves bill that limits city bans on fracking

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

DALLAS (Reuters) - A bill that would stop Texas cities from enacting their own bans on hydraulic fracturing in the nation's top crude oil and natural gas producing state was approved on Friday in the state House of Representatives.






Los Angeles school district, teachers in tentative labor deal

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the city's teachers union reached a tentative agreement on Friday night, the union said, averting a possible strike.

California gas pipeline explosion, fire injure up to 15 people

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A construction crew on Friday accidentally ruptured a natural gas transmission line in Fresno, California, sparking an explosion and fire that injured up to 15 people, four of them critically, officials said.






Billionaire mall developer Alfred Taubman dies at 91

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

(Reuters) - Billionaire mall developer and prominent philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman, who launched the mall business Taubman Centers Inc in 1950, died on Friday of a heart attack, his son said. He was 91.






Maryland man charged in killing of U.S. Census Bureau guard

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

(Reuters) - Prosecutors charged a Maryland man with murdering a guard outside the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters this month and kidnapping a woman before a deadly shootout, officials said on Friday.






Missouri drops charges against officer indicted in shooting of man

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - A Missouri prosecutor on Friday dismissed charges against a Kansas City police officer indicted in February by a grand jury for the non-fatal shooting of a 37-year-old man last summer.

Campaign begins in Arizona to make recreational marijuana legal

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Advocates for legalizing marijuana launched a petition campaign in Phoenix on Friday seeking a ballot measure that could make Arizona the fifth U.S. state to allow possession, cultivation and consumption of small amounts of pot for recreational use.






Man gets 100 years for killing Montana teacher in drug-fueled frenzy

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

(Reuters) - A man who admitted killing a Montana teacher during a cocaine frenzy was sentenced to 100 years in prison by a state judge on Friday in a case that authorities said underscored a crime wave that accompanied a regional oil boom.

Entertainment News

Mezzo Garanca seduces Budapest audience with her 'Carmen'

Sat, 18 Apr 2015

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca left the audience roaring for more at the end of a recital in Budapest which might have seemed a little short on substance were her singing not so outstanding.

After 53-year run, Univision to end 'Sabado Gigante'

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

(Reuters) - Univision Network will have a giant hole in its Saturday night line-up - "Sabado Gigante," its top-rated variety show, will be going off the air after a record-breaking 53 years, the broadcaster said on Friday.






'King and I' gets royal treatment in new Broadway revival

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein 1951 musical "The King and I" is getting the royal treatment on Broadway with a 29-piece orchestra and huge cast in a production critics say is breathtaking and beautiful.

U.S. jury hears Bryant Gumbel testimony in HBO libel trial

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

(Reuters) - A federal jury heard testimony from Bryant Gumbel on Friday at a trial in which HBO faces libel claims over a report aired on the TV journalist's popular sports news program that focused on child labor in India.






James Franco examines self in life and art in 'The Adderall Diaries'

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - James Franco, actor, director, writer, teacher and the star of the new film, "The Adderall Diaries," thrives on the variety of his multiple pursuits and has no plans to narrow his focus.






'The Wannabe' searches for identity in mobster world

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the waning days of the New York Mafia in the 1990s, a young man ill-suited for a life of crime decides he wants to be a gangster, a real-life quest that inspired the film "The Wannabe."






Few gains in LGBT roles in Hollywood films: report

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More Hollywood movies in 2014 featured one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters than in the previous year, but those roles were mostly minor and stereotypical, said researchers.

Han Solo revs up 'Star Wars' fans in new 'Force Awakens' trailer

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

So declares Harrison Ford's Han Solo in a new trailer released on Thursday for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the much anticipated return of one the most celebrated movie franchises of all time.






Cyberbullying is avenged by a digital ghost in horror 'Unfriended'

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of seemingly innocent teenagers gather online for an evening chat session, not once suspecting that it could be their last night alive, as the film "Unfriended" spins a digital twist in the horror genre.

Kate Winslet says she can 'never stop learning' how to act

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Kate Winslet has won numerous awards including an Oscar as well as widespread critical acclaim in her 20-year acting career but the "Titanic" star admits that she does not always think she has done the best she can on screen.