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Fall Arts & Entertainment Guide

Your go-to source for all things related to theater, outdoors, music, art and more The summer sun is fading, and Iowa’s brisk autumn winds are whistling closer. The time is ripe to reintroduce yourself to sweaters and jeans while putting the tank tops and swimsuits into storage. Likewise, it’s time to exchange days at the [...]

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Underneath Des Moines

More than 1,300 miles of pipes, drains and sewers are underneath the city. It can get messy underground, but this unseen network keeps the surface clean and flood-free. Ever wonder about the city’s sewer system and what really goes on down there? Is it like the movies? Is there a world of people with their [...]

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My Fantasy

Welcome inside the mind of an uptight CITYVIEW staff writer and fantasy football fanatic Most baby boomers remember where they were when John F. Kennedy was shot. Many in subsequent generations won’t soon forget their surroundings as the World Trade Center towers collapsed. Me? I’ll never forget the moment Tom Brady tore his ACL in [...]

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Civic Skinny
Why this is the final stand-alone school election (no one votes). Marty Tirrell and Ken Miller split. Steve Leath loses — again.

School-board elections will be held in Iowa on Sept. 12. You probably won’t have to wait in line at the polls. There are 115,103 registered voters in the Des Moines Independent School District. Two years ago, 4,984 of them voted. That’s a turnout rate of 4.3 percent. In West Des Moines, 1,093 of the 37,116 [...]

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Political Mercury
Hubbell boasts state-wide experience

Democratic candidate for governor seeks a return home in 2018 bid Fred Hubbell, a scion of a foundational Iowa family, says he wants to see rural Iowa flourish as much as its capital city. Hubbell, if elected governor in 2018, says he would return to Terrace Hill, a home his family donated to the state [...]

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Film Review
“Logan Lucky”

It’s “Ocean’s Eleven” meets “Joe Dirt” in Soderbergh’s new heist flick. The Logan boys aren’t known for their looks. They aren’t known for their smarts. And they certainly aren’t known for their luck. But are those really reasons to keep one from attempting to rob one of the most popular sporting events on their biggest [...]

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Food Dude
Centro

For more than a century, downtown culture has been driven by one particular restaurant or another. Younkers Tea Room was the bomb up until World War II. National radio shows even broadcast from the restaurant. Then Babe’s took the WACs and GIs out of the tea parlor and into the night life. His reign as [...]

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Your Neighbors
100 years young

With the Bubble Club behind her, there is no stopping Arlene Lewis Family. That’s what Arlene Lewis says has been the focus of her life. So far, she has spent 100 years on this earth, and she has birthed five children, lost one, has five grandkids and enjoys her great grandkids, too. The Lewis family [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Shirley Ballard — a lie detector in reverse

Shirley Ballard died the other day. Most of you didn’t know her. Honestly, she would have been all right with that. Not because she didn’t want to know you, but because she preferred to be behind the scenes. A little off stage. Far down in the credits. But it would not be true. From the [...]

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Center Stage
More than three make for great ‘company’

Noce Sondheim’s pivotal musical returns for Des Moines audiences Two’s company, as the saying goes. The first show out of the chute for the new creative merger, Iowa Stage Theatre Company, pairs it with “Company,” a bold musical that epitomizes the mission of this new local producer: “Iowa Stage Theatre Company transforms Iowa, its citizens, [...]

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