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Dubuque Oktoberfest 2014

Saturday, September 27
Alliant Amphitheater, Port of Dubuque

While the Dubuque of today continues to become a more ethnically diverse community, it’s sometimes noted that those who settled the early community were mostly German and Irish. Since the Irish had their Hooley a few weeks back it’s only fair that the Germans have an opportunity to celebrate their heritage. That chance comes Saturday, September 27 as Dubuque’s Oktoberfest returns to the Alliant Amphiteater from noon to 8 p.m. A fundraiser for Camp Albrecht Acres, Oktoberfest will feature German food, a beer tasting, ethnic dancers, traditional games and live music of the German variety. German, Irish, or otherwise, all are invited to join the festivities. This is the sixth year for the event.

“Fall Into Art” Gallery Tour Expanding to Two Day Event

Posted on September 12, 2014

Friday, October 3 @ 5-10 p.m. (Trolley Service)
Saturday, October 4 @ 12-4 p.m. (Self-Guided Tour)

Dubuque Main Street’s annual Fall into Art free gallery tour through Downtown Dubuque’s Cultural Corridor will feature two days of art exhibitions in 2014, thanks to presenting sponsor Premier Bank. The art crawl will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 3, and from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Live Music Features

Posted on September 12, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off

Posted on September 12, 2014

Saturday, October 4 @ 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cable Car Square

Always held the first Saturday of October, which happens to be October 4 this year, The Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off transforms historic Cable Car Square on Dubuque’s Bluff Street into an aromatic chili tasting and competition. With live music and beer (two great accompaniments to a hot bowl of chili) Cook-Off also features a variety of kids games, food and entertainment at this family-friendly event. This is the 22nd year for the annual event.

Dubuque Ink & Art Expo Presented by Ink Tattoo Studio and Dubuque Tattoo Club

Posted By Mike Ironside on September 12, 2014

September 26-28
Grand River Center

The Dubuque Ink & Art Expo returns for its second year, the weekend of September 26-28 at the Grand River Center in the Port of Dubuque. The convention and exhibition will feature a variety of talented tattoo artists, daily tattoo contests, an exhibition of artwork, entertainment, and an auction of skateboard decks with the proceeds benefiting the Dubuque Regional Humane Society.

Dubuque Oktoberfest 2014

Posted By Mike Ironside on September 12, 2014

Saturday, September 27
Alliant Amphitheater, Port of Dubuque

While the Dubuque of today continues to become a more ethnically diverse community, it’s sometimes noted that those who settled the early community were mostly German and Irish. Since the Irish had their Hooley a few weeks back it’s only fair that the Germans have an opportunity to celebrate their heritage. That chance comes Saturday, September 27 as Dubuque’s Oktoberfest returns to the Alliant Amphiteater from noon to 8 p.m. A fundraiser for Camp Albrecht Acres, Oktoberfest will feature German food, a beer tasting, ethnic dancers, traditional games and live music of the German variety. German, Irish, or otherwise, all are invited to join the festivities. This is the sixth year for the event.

Voices X: Make Your Mark

Posted on August 31, 2014

“Yeah, ten years. Who knew?” began Gene Tully, sculptor and founder of the annual Voices art exhibit in the raw Wilmac warehouse space located in what is now known as the Historic Millwork District. Now in its tenth season, the month-long exhibit returns with another exhibit featuring 15 artists from local to regional to internationally recognized, displayed in the sprawling warehouse space on 10th Street. Along with the exhibit, the warehouse gallery space will host a month of special events, including a spoken word showcase, a live painting competition, live music events, a film screening, live theater, a runway fashion show, and more.

Novelty Iron Works

Posted By Bryce Parks on August 31, 2014

The last time we checked in on the Historic Millwork District, Greater Dubuque Development Director Rick Dickinson noted, “The key to any direction like this is momentum – that healthy sense of urgency. You can’t finish one building and say, ‘Well, we did it!’ Look across the street. It’s not real pretty in any direction. So the imperative is to keep moving and keep going in every direction…”

Little Growing Pains, Big New Offerings and Lower Prices Across the Board

Posted on August 31, 2014

With so much in this issue going on in the Historic Millwork District, we figured we’d just go ahead and pop-in at the new Dubuque Food Coop and see how things are going now that they have a couple of months under their belt. We met once again with store General manager Patrick Brickel for the organic skinny on what’s cooking at the Coop.

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National News

Tour boat runs aground near Statue of Liberty; none injured

Sat, 20 Sep 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A large sailboat ran aground on a sandbar near the Statue of Liberty in New York on Saturday, triggering the evacuation of all 121 tourists aboard but causing no injuries, authorities said on Saturday.






Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach

Sat, 20 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man was arrested on Saturday for trespassing at the White House, one day after an intruder from Texas scaled a fence and made it inside the doors of the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, the Secret Service said.

Destructive California wildfire burning in two national forests

Sat, 20 Sep 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire in California's rugged Sierra Nevada mountains has damaged and destroyed some homes in a small community, as thousands of residents remain evacuated and gusty winds on Saturday are expected to fan the flames, officials said.






Kentucky firefighter dies after ice bucket challenge accident

Sat, 20 Sep 2014

LOUISVILLE KY. (Reuters) - A Kentucky firefighter who was severely injured a month ago while helping college students take part in an "ice-bucket" fundraiser died on Saturday from his injuries, authorities said.






Organizers say Los Angeles rejects giant street waterslide plan

Sat, 20 Sep 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Authorities in Los Angeles have rejected a plan to set up a water slide down a city street that drew criticism from conservationists in the drought-hit state, organizers said.

U.S. immigration protesters drop U.S. border blockade plan

Sat, 20 Sep 2014

DALLAS (Reuters) - A plan by U.S. protesters against illegal immigration to block traffic at more than a dozen border crossings in the southwest on Saturday was canceled after organizers said they received online threats from Mexican drug cartels.






Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church

Sat, 20 Sep 2014

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago.

Pennsylvania police shooter manhunt near home of suspect's parents

Sat, 20 Sep 2014

CANADENSIS PA. (Reuters) - A massive police manhunt intensified on Friday for the gunman who killed an officer and wounded another in an ambush at a Pennsylvania state police barracks a week ago.






Secret Service investigates after man jumps White House fence, reaches doors

Sat, 20 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend.






Kentucky preservation society cracking century old bourbons

Sat, 20 Sep 2014

LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - A Louisville preservation society will raise a glass in December to toast the end of the Prohibition Era, but not with just any ordinary drink.






Entertainment News

David Bowie exhibition lands in Chicago for only U.S. visit

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) - David Bowie has been best-known throughout his five-decade career as a prolific musician and songwriter, with hits like "Changes" and "Space Oddity" in constant radio circulation.






White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and athletes.

Angelina Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopic 'Africa'

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct "Africa," a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa's elephants.






Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests: study

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday.






Sophia Loren, Italy's national icon, turns 80 with book of memoirs

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

ROME (Reuters) - Sophia Loren, Italy's national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 this week and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life.

Critics enamored with Broadway revival of 'Love Letters'

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In an age of instant messaging, digital communication and fleeting relationships, the revival of "Love Letters," a play about an enduring friendship recorded with pen and paper, is still capturing hearts on Broadway.






The horror of genocide needs to be shown: UK film director

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The surviving prisoners didn’t know what to expect when British troops entered the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in northwest Germany on April 15, 1945.

A Minute With: Jane Fonda on learning from the young comic set

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Jane Fonda says one of the blessings of growing older is that "you learn what you can and can't do" and she freely admits she doesn't have what it takes to do comedy improv.






Judge dismisses wig lawsuit against rapper Nicki Minaj

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A judge has dismissed a $30 million federal lawsuit by a celebrity hair stylist who accused rapper and former "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career.






'Maze Runner' sets hopes on O'Brien and big screens for young adults

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When MTV's "Teen Wolf" heartthrob Dylan O'Brien first auditioned for young adult dystopian film "The Maze Runner," director Wes Ball thought he was too "cool" to play the movie's innocent, vulnerable lead.