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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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Police arrest Washington, D.C., man for transit terror threats

Wed, 27 May 2015

(Reuters) - Police in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday arrested a man they said had made multiple threats against subway stations, buses and trains around the nation's capital.

Heavy rains hit Texas as death toll rises from floods

Wed, 27 May 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Storms dumped rain on parts of Texas of Wednesday, bringing more runoff to swollen waterways that spilled their banks this week in places such as Houston, where floods have left five people dead and caused chaos in the fourth most-populous U.S. city.







Many Americans have no retirement savings: Fed survey

Wed, 27 May 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many Americans are not financially prepared for retirement, with almost a third of working adults without savings or a pension, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Wednesday.

Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge

Wed, 27 May 2015

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and using the information to boost advertising revenue.







Florida college ends use of students for vaginal probe training

Wed, 27 May 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida community college under fire for allowing female sonography students to perform vaginal probes on one another as part of their class instruction said it will cease the practice for good.

Man dead after car crashes off Connecticut overpass

Wed, 27 May 2015

MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - One man was killed and a second person was in serious condition after their car plunged off a Connecticut interstate highway overpass early on Wednesday, state police said.







Canadian 15-year-old seeks bail in Florida murder case

Wed, 27 May 2015

MIAMI (Reuters) - The 15-year-old son of the Canadian consul general in Miami who faces murder charges from a botched drug deal will seek to be released on bond at a hearing Wednesday in Miami.

NSA chief urges 'safe' Internet under equivalent of Law of the Sea

Wed, 27 May 2015

TALLINN (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency chief called on Wednesday for an "open, reliable and safe" Internet governed by international rules akin to the Law of the Sea, while deflecting critics who say NSA spying has undermined public trust in the cyberworld.







Appeals court strikes down Arkansas 12-week abortion ban

Wed, 27 May 2015

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down an Arkansas law that banned abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy, upholding a lower court's decision last year that had blocked the law.

Colorado movie massacre defense: We need to talk about James

Wed, 27 May 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - In a hushed courtroom on the outskirts of Denver, defense lawyers played family videos of a young boy sitting on a sofa in shorts and a T-shirt, playing on a slide in a park, and frolicking in waves on a sunlit beach.

Entertainment News

Jessica Lange to return to Broadway in 'Long Day's Journey Into Night'

Wed, 27 May 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange will return to Broadway next year in a revival of American playwright Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece "Long Day's Journey Into Night," the Roundabout Theatre Company said on Tuesday.

Advertisers ditch TLC's troubled '19 Kids and Counting'

Tue, 26 May 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four advertisers pulled out of TLC's reality show "19 Kids and Counting," putting pressure on the U.S. cable network to decide the fate of the top-rated program about a Christian family after reports that the eldest son had molested underage girls.







U.S. playwright, actor Sam Shepard arrested on drunken driving charge

Tue, 26 May 2015

(Reuters) - Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested in New Mexico on suspicion of drunken driving, police said on Tuesday.

Judge to hold hearing on whether Shakira's copyright accuser lied

Tue, 26 May 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge who ruled that pop star Shakira's 2010 hit single "Loca" was an illegal copy of a Dominican songwriter's work now says the songwriter may have lied on the stand and is prepared to head to Puerto Rico to sort out the truth.







Broadway 2014-2015 season is best ever with $1.36 billion in grosses

Tue, 26 May 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Broadway enjoyed its highest-grossing season in history with $1.36 billion in 2014-2015 and audience attendance topping 13.1 million, the Broadway League said on Tuesday.







Jessica Lange to return to Broadway in 'Long Day's Journey Into Night'

Tue, 26 May 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange will return to Broadway next year in a revival of American playwright Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece "Long Day's Journey Into Night," the Roundabout Theatre Company said on Tuesday.







Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King's death: officials

Tue, 26 May 2015

(Reuters) - Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters leveled accusations that the blues great was murdered.







Actor Omar Sharif suffering from Alzheimer's: agent

Tue, 26 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Acting legend Omar Sharif, best known for his title role as Doctor Zhivago in the Oscar-winning film, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, his agent said on Tuesday.

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.