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Inclusive Dubuque: Connecting People & Strengthening Community

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.

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.

Hotel Julien 12 Days of Christmas

Posted on November 20, 2014

Monday, December 1-Sunday, December 21

In old school holiday tradition, the Hotel Julien Dubuque is celebrating Twelve Days of Chrismas with special events and great offers all season long. Check out the details on the many festive offerings coming your way from the landmark downtown dubuque hotspot!

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Whitney Houston's daughter revived after being rushed to hospital

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

(Reuters) - Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on Saturday, but she was revived after being rushed to a hospital, police said.






U.S. regulators recall 2.1 million vehicles in new air bag issue

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

(Reuters) - The auto industry’s air bag troubles deepened on Saturday as U.S. federal safety regulators said three big automakers will recall about 2.1 million older vehicles to fix defects that could cause air bags to deploy when they are not supposed to.

Ode to the range: Cowboys take to prose to celebrate U.S. West

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

ELKO, Nev. (Reuters) - When long-time bronc rider Paul Zarzyski needed to rest his aching bones after an adrenaline-charged stint on torquing horseflesh, he often turned to the last thing most people would associate with cowboy life: writing poetry.






San Francisco police detain two over body parts in suitcase

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco police said on Friday night they had detained two people in connection with a case involving a suitcase full of body parts discovered on a downtown street earlier this week.

$50 million lawsuit filed over deadly Washington subway smoke incident

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

(Reuters) - The family of the woman who died in a Washington D.C. subway train after smoke filled a tunnel and two rail cars filed a $50 million lawsuit against the city's subway system on Friday.






In Los Angeles, Muslim women find empowerment in female-only Friday prayers

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After the traditional call to prayer, Edina Lekovic stood in front of some 150 women seated on the floor at an interfaith center in Los Angeles, and delivered a sermon, a role traditionally reserved for Muslim men.

Texas Governor to declare 'Chris Kyle Day' in honor of sniper

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

(Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday he would officially declare Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in the state, in honor of the late Navy Seal sharpshooter portrayed in the film "American Sniper."






New York City settles with family of slain black teen for $3.9 million

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

(Reuters) - New York City has settled with the family of an unarmed black teen fatally shot by police in 2012, agreeing to pay $3.9 million, officials said on Friday.

California truckers win $2 million in wage theft suit

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Seven Los Angeles-area truckers have won a $2 million claim against an international shipping company accused of stealing their wages by improperly classifying them as independent contractors and charging them to lease its trucks to drive.






Parents of teen girl killed by Denver police demand federal probe

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

DENVER (Reuters) - The parents of a 17-year-old girl shot dead this week by Denver police while she was driving a stolen car have called for a U.S. Justice Department civil rights investigation into her death.

Entertainment News

Whitney Houston's daughter revived after being rushed to hospital

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

(Reuters) - Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on Saturday, but she was revived after being rushed to a hospital, police said.

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday after police said he ran over two people with a pickup truck at a fast food restaurant in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, killing one and injuring the other before fleeing.






Iconic Les Paul 'Black Beauty' guitar to hit auction block

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One deep-pocketed bidder will get a chance to own a piece of rock and roll history when the iconic Les Paul guitar known as "Black Beauty" goes up for auction in New York next month.

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested for murder in LA after hit-and-run

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday after a man matching his description ran over two people with a pickup truck in a hit-and-run incident near Los Angeles, killing one and injuring the other, police said.






For indie filmmakers theatrical release is an avenue to digital success

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Amid the snow-covered streets of Park City, Utah, the fates of numerous films lie in the hands of film executives as they place bets on which movies screened at the annual Sundance Film Festival will be the next big box office hit.

Michael Jackson's family denied new trial in negligence case

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California state appeals court on Friday denied Michael Jackson's family its latest attempt to reverse a jury's decision that cleared concert promoter AEG Live of negligence in the singer's death.

Singer Shakira gives birth to second child in Barcelona

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

MADRID (Reuters) - Colombian pop star Shakira has given birth in Barcelona to her second child, a boy, she said on Friday.






Miranda Lambert again leads ACM Awards with eight nods

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

(Reuters) - Miranda Lambert on Friday led all nominees for the second consecutive year at the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), collecting eight nods, including entertainer of the year and top female vocalist, in some of country music's highest honors.

Jay-Z to snap up music streamer Aspiro in $56 million deal

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Hip-hop star Jay-Z is buying a Scandinavian music streaming company for $56 million to add to a business empire that has spanned clothing and sports bars.

Katy Perry's Super Bowl promise: lion, sharks and live singing

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

(Reuters) - Pop singer Katy Perry on Thursday teased a lion, sharks and at least some live singing during her Super Bowl halftime performance, the most-watched dozen minutes annually on U.S. television.