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Cover Story: Lazerfest


LAZERfest moves to new location and promises to return better than ever

In Boone, Iowa, heavy metal thunders through city limits on an hourly basis in the form of a few dozen graffitti-laden boxcars being pulled by brutally powerful 180-ton locomotives. But on Sunday, May 13, residents and 20,000 guests will witness a new kind of heavy metal rolling into town: LAZERfest, a one-day rock music festival that’s as much about debauchery and rebellious fun as it is about sonic rage. In other words, everything rock and roll. Read More..


 The Sound
Two decades later, Douglas is still golden

While he devotes much of his time to Camerata Ireland, Douglas relishes the chance to tour to new places (this is his Iowa debut), and to play for new ears. Read More...

 Civic Skinny
Kauffman stews; Glover mows; Obama calls. And more!

Jimmy Carter will be the Bucksbaum lecturer at Drake on Sept. 13, thanks in part to 1970 Drake alum Brent Slay. Slay heads a Michigan company that makes “employee-recognition products Read More...

 Food Dude
Proof’s in the kitchen

Spring brought renewal to the local food industry this year. Some of it was obvious like Eastern Buffet replacing Joseph’s Steak House and Host following Flour, both after considerable remodeling. Read More...

 Political Mercury
Beware of dog: Scooby-Doo can turn you gay

He wore a red ascot. Seemed more than a touch too fastidious during those cartoon adventures. And Fred on “Scooby-Doo” never put the moves on Daphne. Read More...

 Locker Room
Norwalk run/walk returns for its 12th year

Spring is here and summer is close behind, which means more and more running and biking events across the metro. But not all of the events have been around for more than a decade, which is the case with the upcoming RUNorwalk event Read More...


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