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Gary Olsen: There Are Places I Remember

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.

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!

“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.

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

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

Thu, 02 Oct 2014

DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance.






Judge to make final ruling on Stockton bankruptcy late October

Thu, 02 Oct 2014

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Stockton, California, bankruptcy case said on Wednesday that he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy.

Bail hearing postponed for suspect in Virginia student's disappearance

Thu, 02 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - A bail hearing for the suspect charged in the disappearance of 18-year-old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham was rescheduled for Dec. 4, his attorney said on Wednesday.






U.S. delays plans to replace Healthcare.gov site host: WSJ

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - The U.S. government has shelved plans to move the HealthCare.gov insurance website to a new host, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Judge rules loss could be imposed on Calpers in Stockton bankruptcy

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Stockton, California's municipal bankruptcy trial on Wednesday ruled that the state's public employee retirement system, known as Calpers, could be forced to absorb losses along with other creditors.






Six charged with bribery in grant U.S. National Guard contracts

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six people have been charged in a bribery scheme to grant National Guard contracts improperly, prosecutors said on Wednesday, and three of them have pleaded guilty in federal court in Virginia.

Secret Service director resigns under fire

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance.






Florida man convicted of killing unarmed teen over loud music

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida jury found Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music.






Mother of former U.S. Marine says son suffers in Mexico jail

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The mother of a former U.S. Marine held for six months in a Mexican prison appealed on Wednesday for the U.S. government to do more to free her son, who told her his guards threatened him with rape, torture and execution.

Entertainment News

Tony Bennett breaks own record as oldest artist atop Billboard chart

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At 88, veteran crooner Tony Bennett broke his own record as the oldest living artist to land a No. 1 record on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday with his latest compilation of duets with Lady Gaga.






Ben Affleck gets into dark, tough mind-set in 'Gone Girl'

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ben Affleck is not interested in playing nice guys and would choose an interesting, complicated character over a likeable one, which is what drew him to "Gone Girl," a dark thriller about marriage, intimacy and the roles people play.

A Minute With: Max Irons on class divide, all-male banter

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

TORONTO (Reuters) - Max Irons may come from an illustrious acting family and has already had a taste of Hollywood, but he is very conscious of the empty and fleeting nature of fame and fortune.






Hungarian scholar stumbles on original score of Mozart sonata

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - (This September 30 story was corrected to insert missing word 'not' in paragraph 16)

Netflix 'Crouching Tiger' deal incurs wrath of theater chains

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - U.S. theater chain Regal Entertainment Group said it would not show the sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in any of its IMAX theaters, objecting to a move by IMAX and Netflix to side step a normal theater release.






Amazon, Disney appear close to settling dispute over movies: WSJ

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc  appears to be close to settling a nearly two-month dispute with Walt Disney Co during which Amazon stopped offering Disney DVDs for preorder, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Tracy Morgan incredulous Wal-Mart blames him for accident injuries

Tue, 30 Sep 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Tracy Morgan, who was injured in a road accident that caused the death of his friend, was incredulous on Tuesday that retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc blamed him and others in the vehicle for their injuries, saying they were not wearing seat belts.






Worker on film about Gregg Allman pleads not guilty over fatal Georgia train accident

Tue, 30 Sep 2014

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A filmmaker pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from a deadly train wreck in southeast Georgia on the set of a movie about rock singer Gregg Allman, prosecutors said.

Amal Alamuddin enters fashion pantheon as Clooney's bride

Tue, 30 Sep 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With the help of Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli and Dolce & Gabbana, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin vaulted into the top echelons of Hollywood fashion with her stylish Italian wedding to actor George Clooney.






Netflix 'Crouching Tiger' deal incurs wrath of theater chains

Tue, 30 Sep 2014

(Reuters) - U.S. theater chain Regal Entertainment Group said it would not show the sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in any of its IMAX theaters, objecting to a move by IMAX and Netflix to side step a normal theater release.