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Summer Arts & Entertainment Guide

The city’s summer fun scene has never been better, and CITYVIEW’S annual list of events has grown to nearly 30 pages. We stuffed as many fun things in this issue as possible, but getting everything central Iowa offers is an unattainable task. As always, enjoy these pages, but remember to checkout www.dmcityview.com whenever you want [...]

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Featured Story
Menacing fun

Meet new Des Moines Menace Manager John Pascarella John Pascarella became the Des Moines Menace manager in January after eight years and an MLS championship as goal keeper coach at Sporting Kansas City — also known as Wizards and The Wiz. He grew up playing in New Jersey youth leagues and then at Penn State, [...]

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Des Moines Style: What is it?

If there is such a thing, it has far more pride than it did 30 years ago All jokes, stereotypes and slurs that distinguish people according to where they come from, what they believe in, or what color their skin might be come with privileged membership. An Irishman can tell a Mick joke, but anyone [...]

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Civic Skinny
Tirrell’s lawyer sues him, then changes mind. Register trims arts coverage. McCoy v. Mauro?

Marty Tirrell‘s lawyer sued him the other day — and then withdrew the suit. Steve Hamilton said in the filing in Polk County District Court that he loaned the deadbeat talk-show shouter and serial loan-defaulter $14,750 and was promised repayment by Jan. 16 of this year. “Despite many demands,” Tirrell stiffed him, the suit alleged. [...]

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Political Mercury
What’s Joni Ernst thinking about President Trump these days?

Iowa senator talks corn, trade, foreign policy and the draft In a 1981 movie partially set in Dubuque frustrated brewery workers had a message: “Take this job and shove it!” The Johnny Paycheck song served as the title of that folksy film, and today, those words sum up what some Mexican leaders have to say [...]

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Film Review
85-minute adrenaline rush

Entertaining film is action-packed with a thin plot Set in Boston in 1978, the film opens outside a warehouse where a group of Irishmen are waiting to buy guns from South African arms dealers. The Irish are led by (and that’s putting it generously) Chris (Cillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael Smiley) with additional muscle (if [...]

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Food Dude
Change and tradition at two Italian legends

Analyzing the menus at Sam & Gabe’s and Tumea & Sons When is a comma worth $10 million? When a government dictates “manual of style” etiquette to lawmakers. In Maine, an Oxford comma (one used after the penultimate item in a list of three or more things, before “and” or “or”) was referenced when Judge [...]

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Your Neighbors
Everyone wins when cancer loses

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year will be announced at the Grand Finale Gala on Saturday, May 20 The nightmare began on Feb. 20, 2013. Tricia Gonyo took her daughter, Ashley, to the doctor. The 4-year old’s body pains were so extreme her mother couldn’t wash her hair without inflicting agony, [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Another marriage saved on the California Zephyr

My wife is stuck. Having climbed up into the top bunk of the sleeper car, legs forward, head tucked, she can’t unfold. The ceiling is just a bit too close for her 6-foot frame to unbend. And now here she is. A human sandwich traveling to Denver on Amtrak. How did this happen? And, more [...]

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Center Stage
A fresh cocktail for theater arts

Playhouse board of directors implements a three-legged leadership stool John Viars is happy to break down the numbers. “When I began here, we did six shows a year and employed two folks full-time,” says the man who’s run the Des Moines Playhouse since 1982. No longer, however. “Now we’ve got a dozen people full-time and [...]

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