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Fireworks and Air Show Spectacular Presented by The Dubuque Jaycees and Radio Dubuque

Friday, July 3
A.Y. Mcdonald Park
Story By Mike Ironside
Photos by Bob Felderman

What could be more American than celebrating the birth of our nation, our freedom and independence? An American tradition, Independence Day celebrations take place each summer across the country in a variety of forms. Dubuque doesn’t fool around in celebrating the holiday, with the annual July 3 Fireworks and Air Show hosted by Radio Dubuque and the Dubuque Jaycees at A.Y. McDonald Park and along the riverfront near Lock and Dam 11 being one of the biggest gatherings to be witnessed the entire year.

Independence Bluegrass and Wine Tasting Featuring Finnders & Youngberg 5 and The Driftless Sisters

Posted on June 18, 2015

Thursday, July 2 @ 6:30–10 PM
Schmid Innovation Center Courtyard (Caradco Warehouse)

Two years ago, 365ink had a chance to bring an old friend of ours back to Dubuque for very unique bluegrass concert under blue skies, but in the friendly confines of the just-completed Caradco Warehouse at 955 Washington St. in downtown Dubuque. Tri-State native, Mike Finders’ band, Finnders & Youngberg, have earned their stripes in the bluegrass world and if such a rowdy musical subset had egos, they would certainly qualify as rock stars. Needless to say, the event was a huge success. Well, as fate would have it, the stars have aligned once again this year and we’re very happy to announce the return of Finnders & Youngberg to the now-titled Schmid Innovation Center Courtyard at the Caradco Warehouse in Dubuque’s Millwork District. This year’s event will once again feature a fabulous wine tasting by Dubuque Heritage Winery as well as yet to be determined goodies from both the Dubuque Food Co-Op and Inspire Café, which both call the Caradco building home. We’re also thrilled to have the Tri-States next Bluegrass rock stars, The Driftless Sisters, opening for Finnders & Youngberg that night.

Fireworks and Air Show Spectacular Presented by The Dubuque Jaycees and Radio Dubuque

Posted By Mike Ironside on June 18, 2015

Friday, July 3
A.Y. Mcdonald Park
Story By Mike Ironside
Photos by Bob Felderman

What could be more American than celebrating the birth of our nation, our freedom and independence? An American tradition, Independence Day celebrations take place each summer across the country in a variety of forms. Dubuque doesn’t fool around in celebrating the holiday, with the annual July 3 Fireworks and Air Show hosted by Radio Dubuque and the Dubuque Jaycees at A.Y. McDonald Park and along the riverfront near Lock and Dam 11 being one of the biggest gatherings to be witnessed the entire year.

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

Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

(Reuters) - A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed and a rail car caught fire in Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of more than 5,000 people and the hospitalization of nine for breathing in fumes, officials said.









Kentucky soldier admits to taking bribes in Afghanistan

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - A U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky admitted in federal court on Thursday that he took $100,000 in cash bribes as well as jewelry from vendors seeking contracts while he was assigned to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, federal prosecutors said.

Unruly passenger forces flight diversion to Ohio: officials

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

(Reuters) - A United Express flight to Washington from Missouri was diverted on Thursday to Ohio after the pilots said a disruptive passenger was making threatening statements, officials said.









White House intruder sentenced to time served, supervision

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man arrested for scaling the White House fence in October was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to time served in jail and a year of supervised release, prosecutors said.

Man charged in Washington mansion murder of four fires lawyer

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man accused of killing a wealthy Washington businessman and his family and torching their mansion ditched his lawyer on Thursday in favor of the public defenders first assigned to him.









Bodies found in search for missing Arizona couple, man arrested

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Two bodies believed to be an Arizona couple who vanished 10 days ago were found on Thursday by sheriff's officials and a man was arrested on suspicion of their murder, authorities said.

U.S. Navy triples maternity leave to 18 weeks for women

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy is tripling paid maternity leave for women who serve in the Navy and Marine Corps from six to 18 weeks in the first year after birth.

'All clear' after false alarm over gunshots at Washington Navy Yard

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police issued an "all clear" on Thursday after a false alarm about gunshots fired at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, the site of a mass shooting that took 12 lives two years ago.









Woman falls 400 feet to death in Colorado's Royal Gorge

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

(This story corrects the July 1 story to change time period in seventh paragraph to "more than two million," from "thousands")

U.S. regulator says Fiat Chrysler misled agency on Takata recalls

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV misled U.S. auto safety regulators about recall notifications to the owners of vehicles equipped with defective Takata Corp air bags, a U.S. safety recall analysts said on Thursday.









Entertainment News

Rolling Stones to stage major career exhibit at London gallery

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones will put on their first major exhibition looking at their more than 50 years in music at a London gallery next year, showcasing some 500 items including original stage designs, guitars and costumes.

Two Russians among winners crowned at prestigious Tchaikovsky competition

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian pianist, a Romanian cellist and singers from Mongolia and Russia scooped the top honors at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, though no first place prize was awarded in the violin category.









Tycoon Vincent Bollore takes aim at French satire show

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

PARIS (Reuters) - French billionaire Vincent Bollore, chairman of media group Vivendi, faced a political backlash on Thursday following reports he wants to shut down a satirical TV show renowned for its attacks on the country's elite.

Inspired by Spice Girls, Britain's Little Mix eye movie next

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Taking inspiration from the Spice Girls, whose popularity endures 15 years after the group split, British all-girl pop band Little Mix say they would like their version of the 1997 "Spice World" movie.









Trump's Miss USA pageant finds new broadcaster after NBC drops show

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

(Reuters) - The independent U.S. cable network REELZ will telecast the Miss USA pageant on July 12, the company announced on Thursday, stepping in after NBC dropped plans to broadcast the show because of inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants made by co-owner and U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.









Deadheads get nostalgic before final Grateful Dead shows

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mike Levine is traveling from Florida to Chicago see all three of the Grateful Dead's final concerts. Stephanie Cameli says she is looking forward to the band's "Fare Thee Well" shows this weekend "like a five year-old before Christmas."









Irish singer Val Doonican dies aged 88

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Irish singer Val Doonican, a regular fixture on British television in the 1960s and 70s with hits like "Walk Tall" and "The Special Years" has died peacefully at the age of 88, his publicist said on Thursday.









Book Talk: Back to the future with 21st century soldiers of fortune

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - It's now clear, Sean McFate says in his new book, "The Modern Mercenary", that when nation states spent nearly 400 years officially discouraging soldiers of fortune, it was the exception rather than the rule.









Sotheby's sees record London contemporary art sale despite Bacon failure

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Warhol's "One Dollar", the first in his dollar bill series, fetched 20.9 million pounds ($32.4 million) at Sotheby's on Wednesday, the top-seller in what the auction house said was its highest ever total sales for an auction of contemporary art in London.

Paul Rudd ponders how he will be remembered with Walk of Fame star

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As audiences gear up to see Paul Rudd become Marvel's smallest superhero in "Ant-Man," the actor candidly reminisced about the legacy he was leaving on Wednesday as he received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.