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Kids’ Summer Fun!: Exciting activities for kids in the tri-states

Just in time for warmer weather, 365’s annual list of fun summer classes, activities, camps, and entertainment opportunities to keep the kids active, learning, and having fun is here. So without gilding the lily, let’s get down to the cool stuff...

Kids’ Summer Fun!: Exciting activities for kids in the tri-states

Posted on April 17, 2014

Just in time for warmer weather, 365’s annual list of fun summer classes, activities, camps, and entertainment opportunities to keep the kids active, learning, and having fun is here. So without gilding the lily, let’s get down to the cool stuff...

2014 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Posted By Mike Ironside on April 11, 2014

April 23-27 in Downtown Dubuque

For those readers wondering why Abigail Breslin appears on the cover of this issue of 365ink, we’ll cut straight to the chase. The young actress will be visiting Dubuque later this month in the official capacity as “honorary chair” of this year’s Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (JDIFF). Like Breslin, probably best known for her role in “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006) and one of the youngest Oscar-nominated actresses in history, it seems the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in just its third year has arrived.

Live Music Features

Posted on April 11, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Live Music Features

Posted on March 28, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Graham's Style Store Reborn

Posted By Bryce Parks on March 28, 2014

Photos by Bob Felderman, Bryce Parks and Kristina Nesteby

Ed Graham started working at Boston Clothiers in 1905. Who would have thought it would start a one hundred-plus-year family tradition? From there to Kraft’s Clothiers, where he became the General Manager, to finally opening his own store in 1936 across the street where the American Trust’s Trust Department is today. Ed was cementing the roots of tradition. His sons Joe and John Graham helped him open that first store in a long, skinny building that sat flush with the Cottingham & Butler building along Main Street. Though they eventually wanted to renovate, the building owners at the time purportedly did not allow it because he did not want to raise the building’s value and pay higher property taxes. Graham’s moved across and up the street in 1968 to the Fischer Building where Dubuque Religious Goods stands today.

Dubuque TARDIS

Posted By Mike Ironside on March 28, 2014

Photos by Mark Dierker and Sandy Meyer

When you first looked at the cover of this issue of 365ink, you probably had one of two possible reactions. You either thought, “Huh, I wonder what the deal is with that big blue police box thing?” or “OH MY GOD! THAT’S THE TARDIS FROM DOCTOR WHO!” There may be a few readers who fall somewhere in between, but they are probably in the minority as there are apparently two types of people in the world – rabid Doctor Who fans and … others.

Record-Breaking Year For DuRide Highlights Increasing Community Need

Posted Greg Orwoll, DuRide Executive Director on March 24, 2014

When you think about the Sustainable Dubuque principle of Reasonable Mobility, what comes to mind? Riding the Jule? Maybe biking to work? You’d be right. But when community members met in 2006 to develop the Sustainable Dubuque plan, they had so much more in mind.

You Can Help Create A More Sustainable Dubuque

Posted Cori Burbach, Sustainable Community Coordinator on March 24, 2014

Who has the best ideas about how to make Dubuque’s neighborhoods sustainable? The residents that live there, the non-profit that serve those residents, and the business owners and employees that work there. That’s why in 2013, the City Council created the Sustainable Dubuque Community Grants program to fund creative, impactful ideas that had energy behind them but just needed a little bit of funding to be launched.

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Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state

Mon, 21 Apr 2014

(Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana.






Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

DENVER (Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana.

Sleeping California teen killed when car plows into apartment

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

(Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed was killed early Sunday when a suspected drunk driver careened into an apartment building in southern California, law enforcement officials said.






Brother, sister, both four, die in New York house fire on Easter morning

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A house fire that left two young children dead early Easter Sunday in New York City was sparked accidentally, possibly by a child playing with a lighter or matches, emergency officials said.

Boston Marathon looks to emerge from shadow of 2013 bombing

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

BOSTON (Reuters) - Runners from the world's elite racers to first-timers will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first time the race has been held since last year's deadly bombing attack.






Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to his friend and caretaker John Artis.






Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

(Reuters) - An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to their daughter.

Musical shares stage with gay rights debate at South Carolina college

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical "Fun Home" after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is based.






Former U.S. soldier says his friendly-fire shots might have killed Tillman

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

(Reuters) - A former U.S. Army Ranger who was in the same platoon as ex-NFL player Pat Tillman has stated in a television interview that he believes he might have fired the shots that killed Tillman in a 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan.






Slow-moving landslide in Wyoming resort town destroys home

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

(Reuters) - A slow-moving landslide claimed a house in Jackson, Wyoming as crews scrambled to prevent a water main from rupturing and flooding the affluent resort town with two million gallons of water, a city manager said Saturday.

Entertainment News

Country singer and cancer survivor Kevin Sharp dies at 43

Mon, 21 Apr 2014

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Kevin Sharp, who survived cancer as a teenager and went on to become a successful country music singer in the 1990s, died late Saturday, according to his website. He was 43.

Hollywood plays to the faithful, finds hits with God

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

(Reuters) - Hollywood has embraced God in a big - and lucrative - way.






Canada's Kiesza grabs top spot in British music charts with debut

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Female Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza grabbed the top spot in Britain's music charts on Sunday with her debut single "Hideaway", which sold more than 136,000 copies, the Official Charts Company said.

'Captain America' soars again, tops 'Rio 2' to win U.S. box office

Sun, 20 Apr 2014

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marvel's superhero in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" claimed a third straight box office win, collecting $26.6 million at the domestic box office to beat the colorful birds of animated film "Rio 2," which generated $22.5 million in ticket sales.






Miss America defends student suspended for asking her to prom

Sat, 19 Apr 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miss America has suggested officials at a Pennsylvania high school reconsider their decision to suspend a student for approaching her at a school assembly and asking her to be his prom date, the beauty queen said on Saturday.

Mourning and memories in Garcia Marquez's languid hometown

Sat, 19 Apr 2014

ARACATACA, Colombia (Reuters) - The sleepy Colombian town that was Gabriel Garcia Marquez's birthplace and inspired him to write "One Hundred Years of Solitude" mourned its Nobel Prize-winning author on Friday with music, candles and flowers.






Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

Sat, 19 Apr 2014

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87.

Singer Chris Brown's assault trial delayed to next week

Fri, 18 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Singer Chris Brown's assault trial was delayed on Friday, when a Washington, D.C., judge put off a verdict for the R&B artist's bodyguard whose trial on the same charge is scheduled to conclude first.






Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

Fri, 18 Apr 2014

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87.

Music films hit distinct note at annual Tribeca Film Festival

Fri, 18 Apr 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music and movies played together even before sound revolutionized film during its infancy, and so it is at the Tribeca Film Festival where the documentary lineup is heavy on musical subjects, from hip hop star Nas to shock rocker Alice Cooper.