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Rock & Roll Rewind

It’s no secret that Dubuque and the surrounding area has a rich and vibrant live music scene. Pick up any issue of 365ink and look at the live music listings for any given weekend. Not only will there be multiple choices on Friday and Saturday nights (not to mention week nights) but even on Sundays, a music lover might have a dozen or more opportunities to find live music around the Tri-States. (We actually counted 20 live music events on a recent summer Sunday!)  

While part of this phenomenon is no doubt a result of the area’s general vibrancy and economic health, the richness of the current Dubuque music scene can be traced back decades to the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, when high school garage bands rocked teen dances and gymnasiums and rock, blues, and country bands entertained in all sorts of bars, taverns, and clubs. Whatever happened to those bands?

Live Music Features

Posted on July 21, 2014

61st Annual Dubuque County Fair

Posted on July 21, 2014

Are you ready for that yearly event that screams,  “SUMMER!”? If you’re hungry for cotton candy, funnel cakes and lemonade, pumped for midway rides, livestock, and games, with live music, beer and a demolition derby all thrown into one weeklong celebration of Dubuque County in all of it’s glory, you’re ready for the 61st Annual Dubuque Country Fair!

Rock & Roll Rewind

Posted on July 17, 2014

It’s no secret that Dubuque and the surrounding area has a rich and vibrant live music scene. Pick up any issue of 365ink and look at the live music listings for any given weekend. Not only will there be multiple choices on Friday and Saturday nights (not to mention week nights) but even on Sundays, a music lover might have a dozen or more opportunities to find live music around the Tri-States. (We actually counted 20 live music events on a recent summer Sunday!)  

While part of this phenomenon is no doubt a result of the area’s general vibrancy and economic health, the richness of the current Dubuque music scene can be traced back decades to the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, when high school garage bands rocked teen dances and gymnasiums and rock, blues, and country bands entertained in all sorts of bars, taverns, and clubs. Whatever happened to those bands?

Dubuque Gran Fondo

Posted on July 07, 2014

Greg LeMond will be the guest of honor at the inaugural Dubuque Gran Fondo, a combination ride and race that begins and ends at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. The ride, which is described by organizers as the equivalent of a "cycling marathon"—some riders will race to win, others will ride to enjoy an unforgettable day on a challenging course that includes many signature Dubuque bluff hills and sections of gravel roads in Dubuque County. 


 

Summer Theatre

Posted on July 02, 2014

One only has to look at the cover of this issue of 365ink (or flip through the rest of the issue for that matter) to realize that Dubuque has a robust arts and cultural landscape. Check out the offerings for more great summer theatre offerings! But sometimes there is so much going on that we don’t always keep up with all the possibilities.

Live Music Features

Posted on July 02, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

The Cornerstone 6th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on June 25, 2014

June 25 – July 27
The Cornerstone

The Cornerstone, one of Galena’s prime destinations for live music generally hosts some sort of music five nights a week. But every year surrounding the anniversary of the venue’s opening, owner Lehn DuHack schedules a series of live music performances leading up to and stretching through the actual June 30 anniversary. This year, for The Cornerstone’s 6th Anniversary Celebration, DuHack will host 33 straight days of live music, beginning Wednesday, June 25 and stretching through Sunday, July 27 – over a month of live music! In fact, the celebration stretches over three different issues of 365ink! During this celebration The Cornerstone will be featuring over 70 different musicians spread throughout 40 different performances with well over 25 different styles of music!

Live Music Features

Posted on June 20, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

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Groundwater levels drop in Southwestern U.S. in ongoing drought

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

(Reuters) - Underground stores of water in the southwestern United States have receded dramatically amid ongoing drought that has parched states from Oklahoma to the Pacific Coast and is costing California billions in lost crops and jobs, a new study shows.






Colorado appeals court denies bid to block gay marriages in Boulder County

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado appeals court on Thursday denied a motion by the state's top lawyer seeking to block a county clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses until the long-running legal battle is resolved by higher courts.

Federal inspector to examine Alaska tour train derailment site

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A federal inspector has been sent to examine the Alaska site where a tourism train derailed this week, leaving 19 people with minor injuries, a U.S. Transportation Department spokesman said on Thursday.






Navajo president calls slayings of two Native men a hate crime

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - The president of the Navajo Nation condemned the beating deaths of two Native American homeless men in New Mexico as a hate crime, and called on Thursday for a federal investigation into slayings that police have blamed on three teenagers.






Arizona killer was given two doses of drugs in drawn-out execution

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona executioners had to administer at least two full doses of a two-drug lethal injection cocktail to a convicted killer before he finally succumbed nearly two hours after his execution began, the state's assistant attorney general said on Thursday.

Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

(Reuters) - An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.






California attorney general asks lawyers to help immigrant children

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's attorney general has personally asked several major law firms to provide pro bono services to unaccompanied immigrant children flooding the U.S. border with Mexico, a signal that California views the growing crisis as a humanitarian issue.

Police puzzled by dolls left on porches in California city

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police said on Thursday they were investigating porcelain dolls that had been left on the doorsteps of at least eight homes in a Southern California beach city that homeowners said bore a resemblance their daughters.






Milwaukee barber sentenced for role in Stradivarius violin theft

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Milwaukee barber received a 3-1/2-year prison sentence on Thursday for supplying a stun gun used in the theft of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin from a concert violinist.

Website lets donors pay Detroit residents' overdue water bills

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

DETROIT (Reuters) - Widespread water shutoffs in Detroit have led to the creation of a website that allows donors to anonymously pay the overdue bills of residents in the bankrupt city, a site organizer said on Thursday.






Entertainment News

Chinese tourism company sues Paramount over Transformers 4 scenes

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.






'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The past week for "Weird Al" Yankovic has been a little weird by the standards of the curly-haired, accordion-playing, oddball master of pop music parody.

'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' pushed aside for new Comic Con fare

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego's annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzz-building convention kicked off on Thursday, the absence of established blockbusters has allowed studios to push new fare targeting a similar audience.






N.Y. judge adjourns disorderly conduct case against actor LaBeouf

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday adjourned until September the disorderly conduct and harassment case against actor Shia LaBeouf, who was charged with disturbing a Broadway theater performance in June.

Tax credit shortfall costs California TV, movie production revenues

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A growing number of TV series and film crews have left California in search of tax credits elsewhere, causing $2 billion in revenue losses over the past four years to a state that is home to Hollywood and the U.S. production industry, a report said on Thursday.   






N.Y. Met Opera threatens to lock out musicians in labor dispute

Thu, 24 Jul 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera said it will lock out its musicians and other unionized employees next week if a new contract agreement is not reached, in an escalation of a labor dispute that threatens to derail an entire opera season.

N.Y. judge adjourns disorderly conduct case against actor LaBeouf

Thu, 24 Jul 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday adjourned until September the disorderly conduct and harassment case against actor Shia LaBeouf, who was charged with disturbing a Broadway theater performance in June.






Brain power outwits Asian mobsters in sci-fi thriller 'Lucy'

Thu, 24 Jul 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gun-toting thugs and a vicious Asian mob boss are no match for the brawn and brain of French director Luc Besson's super-powered heroine in his sci-fi, action thriller "Lucy."






Old geezer Mura types Tour de France legend in modern era

Thu, 24 Jul 2014

ARGELES GAZOST France (Reuters) - Ashes fall from his cigarette as his puffy fingers play a distinctive staccato on a 38-year-old Lettera 32.

'Shakespeare in Love' adapter revels in rave reviews in London

Thu, 24 Jul 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - The Disney-backed stage adaptation of the hit film "Shakespeare in Love" won nearly across-the-board rave reviews in London this week, to the relief of its creators who are pleased that their big gamble looks set to pay off.