Events & Articles

Voices From the Warehoue District 11:  Streets

Voices, arguably Dubuque’s largest annual art event of the year both in scale and impact, returns to the raw 15,000 square foot warehouse space in the rapidly evolving Millwork District with Streets, a large-scale exhibit and series of special events.  Voices 11 begins the annual exhibit’s second decade with an Opening Reception, Saturday, September 12, with a series of special events to follow.  
Voices From the Warehoue District 11:  Streets

Posted on August 26, 2015

Voices, arguably Dubuque’s largest annual art event of the year both in scale and impact, returns to the raw 15,000 square foot warehouse space in the rapidly evolving Millwork District with Streets, a large-scale exhibit and series of special events.  Voices 11 begins the annual exhibit’s second decade with an Opening Reception, Saturday, September 12, with a series of special events to follow.  
Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series

Posted on August 04, 2015

The University of Dubuque’s 2015–2016 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series boasts 14 professional guest artist performances selected from today’s national touring circuit, plus the University’s signature Christmas at Heritage Center presentation. All performances occur in Heritage Center’s premier venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons located at 2000 University Ave. on the University of Dubuque Campus.

The Grand Opera House: Exciting Change & Historical Celebrations

Posted on August 04, 2015

Anniversary Concert
Saturday, August 15 @ 7:30 PM
Story by Shelby Dill
Photos by Josh Dill

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.

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. 


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Suspect in custody in ambush of Houston sheriff's deputy

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

(Reuters) - A suspect was taken into custody early Saturday just hours after authorities said he shot and killed a sheriff's deputy pumping gas into his patrol car at a Houston gas station, police said.









Ten years later, resilient New Orleans reflects on Katrina

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster.









Black Lives Matter marches on Minnesota State Fair

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

ST PAUL, Minn. (Reuters) - Several hundred protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement marched to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday to bring attention to race issues ranging from policing to underrepresentation of minorities at one of the nation's biggest state fairs.

Erika no longer a tropical storm, loses steam over Cuba

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

MIAMI (Reuters) - Erika, a tropical storm that killed 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica and at least one person in Haiti, fell apart on Saturday over eastern Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.









Construction accident closes down major San Francisco freeway

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Emergency work was expected to block off the principal freeway connecting San Francisco to the south for at least 20 hours, after a construction crane crashed into and demolished a tower supporting high-voltage power lines.

Hurricane Ignacio gains strength but expected to bypass Hawaii

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

(Reuters) - Hurricane Ignacio intensified as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Saturday, said the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the National Weather Service.

Like New Orleans, second-line parades struggle but survive

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - It is fitting that the "second line" parade, a central pillar of New Orleans African-American musical tradition, is playing a prominent role in the events marking the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago.

Police kill bystander when New York undercover gun buy goes bad

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A police officer shooting at a fleeing suspect during an undercover gun buy that went wrong killed a 61-year-old bystander in the New York City suburb of Mount Vernon, police said on Saturday.

Obama heads north to Alaska, where drilling decision looms large

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean under what he said were rigorous standards, fending off criticism by environmental groups.









Funeral for slain Missouri teen as family questions police shooting

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

(Reuters) - Mourners were gathering on Saturday for the funeral of an 18-year-old black man whose shooting by a white police officer earlier this month re-ignited racial tensions in the St. Louis area.

Entertainment News

Rachel Platten tops British singles chart for first time

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. singer Rachel Platten scored her first Number 1 on the British singles charts on Friday with "Fight Song", the Official Charts Company said, while Britain's Jess Glynne went straight to the top of the album charts with "I Cry When I Laugh."









Want to buy Pink Floyd's flying pig Algie? Too late

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - As one of the most iconic images of rock, Algie, the inflatable pig which famously flew over London's Battersea power station for Pink Floyd's "Animals" album cover, was set to be a star lot at an upcoming auction.

Want to buy Pink Floyd's flying pig Algie? Too late

Fri, 28 Aug 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - As one of the most iconic images of rock, Algie, the inflatable pig which famously flew over London's Battersea power station for Pink Floyd's "Animals" album cover, was set to be a star lot at an upcoming auction.









Iranian film on Prophet Mohammad stirs calls for Tehran to ban it

Fri, 28 Aug 2015

DUBAI (Reuters) - A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi'ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it.

Steve Jobs seen as brilliant and brutal in Gibney documentary

Fri, 28 Aug 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four years after his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs still fascinates the public, with two major new films this fall analyzing his life and career.









Rachel Platten tops British singles chart for first time

Fri, 28 Aug 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. singer Rachel Platten scored her first Number 1 on the British singles charts on Friday with "Fight Song", the Official Charts Company said, while Britain's Jess Glynne went straight to the top of the album charts with "I Cry When I Laugh."

Doubles trouble in family tennis comedy 'Break Point'

Fri, 28 Aug 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Anyone for tennis? Actors Jeremy Sisto and David Walton serve up a doubles dose of the game in "Break Point", a family reconciliation comedy about estranged siblings who reunite for a tennis tournament.









Pop-up exhibition shows life of Kray twins in London's East end

Fri, 28 Aug 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Pictures of the notorious Kray twins and their native London East End go on display in a pop-up exhibition in the British capital on Friday, ahead of the release of a film about the gangsters.

Netflix drug drama 'Narcos' blurs line between cartels, agents

Fri, 28 Aug 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in Netflix Inc's dark drug drama "Narcos," a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.









'Sister Wives' clan uses same-sex marriage ruling in polygamy case

Thu, 27 Aug 2015

(Reuters) - The stars of the reality television show "Sister Wives" used the U.S. Supreme Court's recent same-sex marriage ruling to support their case against Utah's polygamy ban, court records show.