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Dubuque Food & Wine on the River

November 7–9

Port of Dubuque

Once we get past that initial shock of the cool weather which signals the changing seasons, autumn certainly has its charms. While it might be any number of pumpkin spice-scented or flavored things for some, for many it’s crisp fall days, beautiful autumn colors and a sudden urge to fire up the stove in the kitchen. Yes, autumn is a great time to eat, whether it’s a big pot of soup on the stove, a chicken roasted to perfection in the oven, or dinner out on the town. For wine lovers, it’s also a great time to try some hearty reds or find the wine that pairs perfectly with whatever is on the menu for the evening. So the timing really couldn’t be any better for the celebration known as Dubuque Food & Wine on the River.

Dubuque Food & Wine on the River

Posted By Mike Ironside on October 30, 2014

November 7–9

Port of Dubuque

Once we get past that initial shock of the cool weather which signals the changing seasons, autumn certainly has its charms. While it might be any number of pumpkin spice-scented or flavored things for some, for many it’s crisp fall days, beautiful autumn colors and a sudden urge to fire up the stove in the kitchen. Yes, autumn is a great time to eat, whether it’s a big pot of soup on the stove, a chicken roasted to perfection in the oven, or dinner out on the town. For wine lovers, it’s also a great time to try some hearty reds or find the wine that pairs perfectly with whatever is on the menu for the evening. So the timing really couldn’t be any better for the celebration known as Dubuque Food & Wine on the River.

Live Music Features

Posted on October 10, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Halloween for Adults

Posted on October 09, 2014

Two big nights of Halloween this year. Here's what's shakin' on your boots...

Halloween for Families

Posted on October 09, 2014

Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults alike.  Here is a whole grab bag of fun-sized events for the whole family, from now through the end of the month.

Gary Olsen: There Are Places I Remember

Posted By Bryce Parks on September 30, 2014

You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone in Dubuque who has more successfully balanced a creative existence between fine art and graphic design than Gary Olsen. In many ways, the lines are blurred, with many of his best artistic works coming growing out of commissions or charitable purposes and many of his finest commercial design pieces being worthy of framing themselves. It’s pretty difficult to engage actively in the Dubuque community and not encounter a Gary Olsen original design, whether it be a painting hanging in a business or a friends home, or a logo on the side of a vehicle or on a t-shirt. He’s painted, drawn, filmed and crafted his life into the canvas of Dubuque, which is only appropriate as the works he’s created for his latest show are a literal reflection of this community on which he’s made such an impact.

Live Music Features

Posted on September 26, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Live Music Features

Posted on September 12, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

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…”

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National News

Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush denied bail

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

MILFORD Pa. (Reuters) - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and wearing the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after his first court appearance on first-degree murder and other charges.






Illinois mother, three kids killed in crash heading to Halloween parade

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A mother and three of her children on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday.






Former marching band member guilty of manslaughter in Florida hazing

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida jury on Friday found a former college marching band member guilty of manslaughter in a Florida hazing case that drew national attention, according to the law firm representing the victim's family.






New York's top uniformed police chief resigns ahead of promotion

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The highest-ranking uniformed officer in New York City's police department unexpectedly announced his resignation on Friday, days before he was due to be promoted to become the force's second in command.

Court spurns Virginia mom's conviction for taking children to school late

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Virginia's compulsory school-attendance law is too vague to be used to prosecute a divorced mother for bringing her children to school late, the state's highest court ruled on Friday, overturning her convictions in a lower court.

Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions.






Three U.S. soldiers in Texas plead guilty to smuggling immigrants

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers stationed at the Fort Hood Army post in central Texas pleaded guilty on Friday to smuggling immigrants into the United States, officials said.






NYC to pay $2.25 million over Rikers Island inmate's death

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will pay $2.25 million to resolve a wrongful death claim by the family of a mentally ill, homeless Marine Corps veteran who died at the Rikers Island jail complex eight days after his arrest, the city's comptroller announced on Friday.

Appeals court clears way for N.Y. police stop-and-frisk reforms

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City can finally begin to implement court-ordered reforms to its controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic, after a U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a last-ditch challenge brought by several police unions.

California mayor at center of immigration debate charged with DUI

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California mayor who made headlines leading a local backlash against a flood of Central American immigrants across the U.S. border, has been charged with felony drunk driving in connection with an accident that injured four teenage girls.






Entertainment News

Ewan McGregor leads all-star cast in Broadway revival of 'The Real Thing'

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirty years after its initial Broadway run, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is heading an all-star cast in the latest revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony winning play, "The Real Thing," about love, truth, marriage and infidelity.






'Heaven Knows What' takes top prize at Tokyo film festival

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

TOKYO (Reuters) - Joshua and Benny Safdie's "Heaven Knows What," the story of a young heroin addict who finds love in the streets of New York, took the top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival on Friday.

Conchita Wurst gets her burlesque on at Paris Crazy Horse

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Bearded Eurovision queen Conchita Wurst, who found fame in the 2014 version of the singing competition, brings her distinctive brand of sexy to the famous Parisian cabaret club the Crazy Horse next month.






Expectations high for record spending at New York art auctions

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The gavel will not come down on the first lot of New York's major fall auctions until Tuesday, but records have already fallen and more are virtually certain once the bidding actually begins.

A Minute With: Bollywood's Kalki Koechlin on playing disabled teen

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Kalki Koechlin is one of the few Bollywood actresses in recent years to build her star power while proving her talent in indie and mainstream Indian cinema.






Inspiration for Harry Potter nemesis Umbridge revealed on website

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - As a Halloween treat for her fans, J.K. Rowling has revealed that the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge from her "Harry Potter" stories is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike - but whose name she has not disclosed.

Polish prosecutors question Polanski over U.S. sex crime warrant

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

KRAKOW (Reuters) - Polish prosecutors interviewed filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday in connection with a U.S. arrest warrant over a 1977 sex crime conviction, then let him go free saying there were no grounds to hold him.






Gregg Allman dropped from suit over fatal Georgia train accident

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Gregg Allman was dropped on Thursday from a wrongful death suit stemming from a train accident that killed a Georgia woman during the filming of a movie about the rock star's life, although the case continues against others involved.

Frances McDormand's face does the talking in 'Olive Kitteridge'

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frances McDormand's "rubber face" - ruddy, wind-burned, creased and contorted - says as much as the dialogue in "Olive Kitteridge," HBO's miniseries about a New England family and its caustic matriarch.






Vice Media teams up with Canada's Rogers to build Toronto studio

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

TORONTO (Reuters) - Vice Media, a maker of edgy videos popular with younger viewers, has teamed up with Rogers Communications Inc to build a studio in Toronto to produce news, documentaries and other content with Canadian filmmakers.