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Scott Thomas & the Birth of Buzz Entertainment Group

Scott Thomas’ love of live music started when his dad took him to see Johnny Cash when he was 8 years old. Today, Scott has been booking live music events in the Tri-States for more than 20 years, from the days of putting on teen dances at Riverside Bowl, to track acts at the Brass Ring (popular pop artists singing to recorded backing tracks), to creating recognizable ongoing festivals like Kickoff to Summer and Summer’s Last Blast, and eventually to the man behind the music at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar. If there was a national act visiting Dubuque, chances are Scott was involved somehow.

Everything Photography: New Location, New Opportunities

Posted on July 23, 2015

Story By Shelby Dill
Photos by Everything Photography

In December of 2012, Sean MacDonald opened the store Everything Photography here in Dubuque. Over the past few years, the store has provided a place for individuals to develop their passion for photography, while giving others a resource for their business or hobby. Now in a new location on 1st and Main, Everything Photography is continuing to do just that and more.

Scott Thomas & the Birth of Buzz Entertainment Group

Posted By Bryce Parks on July 07, 2015

Scott Thomas’ love of live music started when his dad took him to see Johnny Cash when he was 8 years old. Today, Scott has been booking live music events in the Tri-States for more than 20 years, from the days of putting on teen dances at Riverside Bowl, to track acts at the Brass Ring (popular pop artists singing to recorded backing tracks), to creating recognizable ongoing festivals like Kickoff to Summer and Summer’s Last Blast, and eventually to the man behind the music at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar. If there was a national act visiting Dubuque, chances are Scott was involved somehow.

Fever River Outfitters—Now in Dubuque!

Posted Shelby Dill on June 18, 2015

Fever River Outfitters, located in the humble tourist town of Galena, has specialized in mid-west recreation for over thirteen years. It has been quite the unexpected journey for owner, Deb Malone. While she recognized early a need for recreation within the area, her store has gone far beyond the initial vision.

Mindframe Theaters Free Summer Kids Movies

Posted on June 05, 2015

Monday–Friday: June 8 – August 28 @ 10 AM  @ Mindframe Theaters 
Whether you’re looking to get out of the heat or simply love great family movies, you’re not going to find a better deal than this! Mindframe Theaters invites you to join them for FREE MOVIES ALL SUMMER! No, we’re not even kidding. Every weekday morning at 10 AM, Mindframe Theaters is presenting a great family movie at no charge. Each title will play for the week so you can choose your day! Additionally, they will be hosting sensory friendly screenings every Saturday morning at 10 AM of the same film that played during the week (except as noted below). Some new releases will be shown this way at regular ticket price. These specific Saturday morning shows are for patrons with sensory sensitivities. Lights are up, volume is down, guests are welcome to enjoy the experience with movement or vocalizations. What a great way to make summer movie fun accessible to everyone!  (CLICK INTO THE STORY FOR MOVIES AND DATES!)

 

Here’s a schedule for this summer’s screenings. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you at the movies! All movies play at 10 AM. And remember the extra sensory friendly screening.

 

June 8–12: Paul Blart Mall Cop 1 

June 15–19: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 

June 20: (Sensory Friendly Showing) Inside Out (Regular Ticket Price) 

June 22–26: Smurfs 1 

June 29–July 3: Open Season 1 

July 6–10: Surf’s Up 

July 11: (Sensory Friendly Showing) Minions (Regular Ticket Price) 

July 13–17: Matilda July 20–24: Planet 51 

July 27–30: Hotel Transylvania 

August 1: (Sensory Friendly Showing) Pan (Regular Ticket Price) 

August 3–7: Spongebob Movie (the first one) 

August 10–14: Mousehunt 

August 17–21–Barnyard 

August 24–28–Hotel for Dogs 

Meet Me @ Jazz!

Posted on June 04, 2015

Dubuque… and All That Jazz Celebrates 20 Years
Meet me at Jazz. Whether planned or not, Dubuque Main Street’s annual series of free summertime festivals held under the Town Clock have become the prime place for friends to meet. And meet they do, by the thousands. Friends, neighbors, relatives, and acquaintances will all have that opportunity Friday, June 19 at the first Dubuque… and All That Jazz of the 2015 season with a performance by Chicago-based funk and R&B band, The Business. The Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School Jazz Band will open from 5 to 5:30 PM. 
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. 


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.

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National News

Legionnaires' deaths prompt New York mayor to vow cooling tower regulations

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday a historic outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed seven New Yorkers has triggered an effort to mandate city-wide inspections and cleanings of air conditioning cooling towers.









Report of shots fired near Camp Shelby in Mississippi: CNN

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

(Reuters) - Shots were fired near Camp Shelby, a military post in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and authorities were searching for suspected shooters, according to local media.

Ex-medic testifies that accused Taliban fighter shot at U.S. troops

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A former Army medic testified on Tuesday that an accused Russian Taliban fighter shot at U.S. troops during a firefight that followed a failed insurgent attack on an Afghan base in 2009.









Missouri police officer who killed black teen speaks out: magazine

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

(Reuters) - The white police officer who last year shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says he has been unable to find another policing job and still feels threatened by critics who blame him for killing the unarmed black teenager, according to a story published in the New Yorker magazine.

Family of woman found dead in Texas jail files wrongful death suit

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against a Texas trooper, a sheriff’s office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail.









University of Cincinnati creates safety post after fatal shooting

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

(Reuters) - The University of Cincinnati has set up a new post for safety and reform to review on-campus policing following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a university police officer last month, the school said on Tuesday.









U.S. restaurants betting on 'Breakfastarians' for growth

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Call it the rise of the "Breakfastarians" - the dining tribe that craves breakfast food morning, noon and night.

U.S. Senate takes up cybersecurity bill this week

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will consider a cybersecurity bill this week that would make it easier for corporations share Americans' personal information with each other or the government, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday.









Lawsuit challenging New York's use of toll money is revived

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court revived a class-action lawsuit by commercial truckers that accused the New York State Thruway Authority of charging illegally high tolls, and diverting excess sums it collected to maintain obsolete upstate canals.

ACLU suit says Kentucky school officer shackled disabled children

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit accusing a school resource officer in Kentucky of handcuffing two disabled children to punish them for behavior related to their disabilities, ACLU officials said on Tuesday.

Entertainment News

Robert Downey Jr. ranked world's top-earning actor by Forbes

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. was named the world's top-earning actor on Tuesday by Forbes, taking first place on a list that featured leading men from Bollywood as well as Hollywood for the first time.









Jon Stewart steps away from comedy gold as U.S. election heats up

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heartbroken fans are wishing Jon Stewart a "jonvovage" on Twitter, but Donald Trump and the other 2016 U.S. presidential candidates may be breathing a sigh of relief.

Trapero returns to Venice Film Festival with 'El Clan'

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine filmmaker Pablo Trapero returns to compete at the Venice Film Festival with "El Clan" (The Clan), a drama based on the real-life Puccio family who kidnapped and killed people around Buenos Aires in the 1980s.









U.S. pop star Pharrell Williams faces stormy South African tour

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Concerts scheduled by U.S. pop star Pharrell Williams in South Africa next month face disruptions from pro-Palestine protesters over a promotional deal he has with major retailer Woolworths, which has trade ties with Israel.

Two shot dead in Toronto after Drake music festival party

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

TORONTO (Reuters) - Two people died and three others were hospitalized early Tuesday morning in Toronto in shootings that started at a party affiliated with rapper Drake's annual music festival, Toronto police said.









Indian rapper goes viral with toxic waste gibes at Unilever

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

MUMBAI (Reuters) - An Indian rapper has gone viral with a music video calling on consumer products giant Unilever to clean up alleged toxic waste from a forested southern hill station.









Meryl Streep finds inner rock star in 'Ricki and the Flash'

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Multiple Academy Award winner Meryl Streep brings her inner rock star to the screen in "Ricki and the Flash", playing a bar musician who left her family to follow her rock and roll dream.

Singers Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale to divorce: reports

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from rockstar husband Gavin Rossdale after 13 years of marriage, several news reports said on Monday.









Bobbi Kristina Brown buried alongside mom, Whitney Houston

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

WESTFIELD, N.J. (Reuters) - Bobbi Kristina Brown was buried alongside her mother, Whitney Houston, on Monday, bringing to a close the brief and tragic life of the only child of the singing legend.

Actor Amy Schumer calls for gun control after 'Trainwreck' shooting

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two weeks after a gunman killed two women in a Louisiana screening of the movie "Trainwreck," the film's screenwriter and star, Amy Schumer, joined her cousin U.S. Senator Charles Schumer on Monday in calling for increased gun control.