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2015 365ink Impact Awards

Tuesday, March 3 @ 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar (Diamond Jo Casino)

The 365 Impact Awards return for the seventh big year to the Mississippi Moon Bar at the Diamond Jo Casino on Tuesday, March 3rd, at 7 PM (doors open at 6 PM.) The event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend (must be 21). Click into this feature to see all the winners!

2015 365ink Impact Awards

Posted on February 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 3 @ 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar (Diamond Jo Casino)

The 365 Impact Awards return for the seventh big year to the Mississippi Moon Bar at the Diamond Jo Casino on Tuesday, March 3rd, at 7 PM (doors open at 6 PM.) The event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend (must be 21). Click into this feature to see all the winners!

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.

Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA: So Much More Than You Know

Posted By Bryce Parks on January 02, 2015

With the new year comes new year’s resolutions, and the #1 resolution most people make every year is to get it shape. Maybe people never get past making the resolution itself. Others get a couple weeks in before they give up. Those who make a real effort at it and those who find success doing so, have a plan. Usually that plan includes some kind of connection with an organized health or fitness facility or group. And when you talk about joining “the guy” there’s one place that’s been in the game of making people healthier longer than anyone and that, of course, is the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA.

Retro Rewind: Cars & Guitars

Posted By Mike Ironside on January 02, 2015

Saturday, January 10 @ Five Flags
Just when you thought there would be nothing to do in the bleak period that follows the holidays, Retro Rewind comes racing into Five Flags with a full day of “Kustom Kulture” and entertainment. Now in its second year, the event which is subtitled “Cars & Guitars” returns Saturday, January 10 with an arena full of vintage hot rods and motorcycles, classic guitars, and live music from 9 AM–7 PM, followed by an evening concert in the Five Flags Theater starting at 7 PM.

Toys for Tots: Winter Concert Tour and Stuff the Truck

Posted on November 20, 2014

Winter Concert Tour: November 20-December 22 at locations across the Tri-States

Stuff the Truck: December 6-7 at Theisen's Home • Farm • Auto

Pinot’s Palette

Posted on November 20, 2014

Paint and sip location opens in Dubuque

by Mike Ironside, w/ photos by Mike and Amber Betcher

Imagine hanging out with your friends, sipping on your favorite wine and listening to music while you all create beautiful paintings on canvas. If you’re thinking the only problem with the scenario is that you can’t paint, you might want to think again. Pinot’s Palette, a national leader in the “paint and sip” industry has just opened in Dubuque and the franchise owner Kerry Bowman is here to say that you can do it.

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U.S. weather forecaster extends likelihood of El Nino through summer

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. weather forecaster on Thursday extended its forecast for a 50-60 percent chance of El Nino conditions through Northern Hemisphere summer 2015.

Ringling Bros. circus to stop elephant acts by 2018: report

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus plans to eliminate its elephant acts by 2018 amid public outcry over animal rights, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.






Hillary Clinton's focus on women's pay may resonate broadly: poll

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans believe men are generally paid more than women, a finding that suggests that Democrat Hillary Clinton's message on pay inequality could resonate broadly with Americans should she run for president in 2016.

Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly.






Washington state cannabis retailer opens in defiance of county ban

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

PARKLAND, Wash. (Reuters) - Sealed bags of marijuana dangle behind a counter, curved glass pipes glimmer on shelves, and a steady trickle of middle-aged customers gleefully buys cannabis strains nicknamed Charlie Sheen and Godzilla.






Wisconsin Assembly to begin final debate on right-to-work bill

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday will begin a final debate on a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker that would prohibit private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union contracts.

Boston bombing trial to move into first full day of testimony

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Marathon bombing trial was set to move into its first full day of testimony on Thursday, with the jury expected to hear from more people who survived the attack that killed three people and injured 264.

New Jersey Governor Christie's office drove favorable Exxon settlement: NYT

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

(Reuters) - New Jersey's long legal battle to recover $8.9 billion from Exxon Mobil Corp for environmental damage ended when Governor Chris Christie's chief counsel, Christopher Porrino, cut a deal to settle for $250 million, the New York Times reported, citing two people familiar with the negotiation.






Storm drops over a foot of snow on eastern U.S.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A large winter storm reaching from Texas to southern New England, which prompted school closings and led to almost 2,300 flight cancellations, had dumped over a foot (30 cm) of snow on parts of the eastern United States by early Thursday morning.

Oregon woman arrives in U.S. after stuck in East Timor for six months

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon woman arrested on a drug charge while traveling in East Timor arrived home in Portland on Wednesday to a swarm of national and local media after six months of diplomatic negotiations.






Entertainment News

Ringling Bros. circus to stop elephant acts by 2018: report

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus plans to eliminate its elephant acts by 2018 amid public outcry over animal rights, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Rebel-turned-filmmaker asks why Syria went so wrong

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - With Syria's civil war spilling across its borders and Islamic State militants beheading captives in their self-declared caliphate, it is little wonder Syrian movies have had pride of a place at an independent film festival in Turkey.






Cate Blanchett on being evil in 'Cinderella'

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After playing both real and mythical queens, a golden age screen idol and Bob Dylan, Cate Blanchett is taking on another iconic, complex character - Cinderella's evil stepmother.

Rapper Big Sean beats Kid Rock to top of Billboard 200 chart

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Big Sean topped the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday for the first time, beating out rocker Kid Rock.






Leonardo DiCaprio partners with Netflix for documentary projects

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest high-profile name to partner with Netflix Inc, as he and his production company Appian Way will produce a documentary and a series that will premiere exclusively on the digital streaming service, the company said on Wednesday.

Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain's childhood home on sale for $400,000

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Washington state is on sale for $400,000, complete with drawings he made on the bedroom wall, a realtor said on Wednesday.






India's censor blocks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' from cinemas

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's government censors have said they will not allow the big-screen adaptation of erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" to be shown in Indian cinemas, a decision most had anticipated in the largely conservative country.

'Guardians,' 'Fault' and 'Neighbors' lead MTV Movie Award nominees

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel's space caper, "Guardians of the Galaxy", will take on weepy teen romance, "The Fault in Our Stars", and raunchy bromance comedy, "Neighbors", at the MTV Movie Awards this year, as each garnered seven nominations in the irreverent annual youth-oriented awards ceremony.






Franchise Man swoops in to save Bollywood

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood is looking for its next superhero, one who can swoop in to amuse audiences in a film industry bereft of fresh ideas. Its name might be Franchise Man.

Brother of socialite Paris Hilton to plead guilty to assault

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

(Reuters) - The brother of celebrity socialite Paris Hilton will plead guilty to an assault charge for threatening flight attendants on a Los Angeles-bound flight out of London last year, officials said on Tuesday.