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July 23, 2014 by Lindsey in What the?

Next week’s photo: Think you’re funny? Send us your best caption… Email to:   This week’s winner: “Most members of my family play a little guitar. You could say it’s in my jeans.” –Brian K.   Runners-up: “Bob was a drummer, but he played a little guitar.” –Howard Rye

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July 23, 2014 by Lindsey in The Sound

Taking the long view

The evolution of Fitz & The Tantrums can be viewed in microcosm in their music. One song, specifically: 2013’s “Out of My League.” “Out of My League” was a song the band had always believed in. When it was initially released last year, the single was a middling success, but

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July 23, 2014 by Lindsey in News of the Weird

The continuing crisis Clinton Tucker, who is black, sued Benjamin Moore paints in Essex County, New Jersey, in June for wrongful firing — after, he said, he had tolerated years of workplace racial insults. In fact, Tucker said the company had introduced two new paint shades shortly after he was

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July 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Rap Sheet

Metro’s most wanted NAME: Alfredo Gonzales-Angeles SEX: Male RACE: Hispanic AGE: 44 HEIGHT: 5’ 8” WEIGHT: 190 HAIR: Black EYES: Brown DOB: 7/19/1969 Crimestoppers This information was obtained from the Polk County Crime Stoppers website. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Des Moines Police

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July 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Film Review

Skin game

“A Most Wanted Man” 3 stars Rated R 121 minutes Thriller Starring: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi Anton Corbjin’s unconventional post-9/11 spy thriller (based on John le Carré dated 2008 novel) remains an engaging experience in spite of myriad aspects that weigh it down. Notably, one of Philip

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July 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Cover Story

48 Hour Film Project

The list of things couples should avoid to ensure a happy marriage is long and treacherous. Topping the list are the common hotspots of long-distance relationships, airing dirty laundry in public and, of course, working together. One of the more stressful shared work experiences a couple can endure is the

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July 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Food Dude

Something new, something old at Cosi Cucina

When David and Bonnie Bartels opened Cosi Cucina 20 years ago, it was an instant sensation. Super farmer Larry Cleverley recalls it being the best restaurant in Iowa when he began growing things that restaurants didn’t serve here — radicchio, arugula, green garlic, etc. The café’s casual mix of jazz,

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July 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Check

Red Wanting Blue “Little America” Fanatic Records Depending on how you look at it, Little America’s opening track, “Hallelujah,” is either the best or worst track to start the album. On the plus side, it’s a tremendous table-setter with its huge, sweeping sound and frontman Scott Terry’s Marcus Mumford-esque vocals.

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July 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Circuit

Harpin’s fresh start

Paige Harpin’s story begins like many girls’ humble beginnings. “I’ve sang since I was a child,” the now-30-year-old said. “I used to be obsessed with Whitney Houston. Then, as I got older, I started getting interested in jazz.” Being blessed from the get-go with the kind of voice that turns

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July 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Notes

Have you helped out with any of the Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) events this year? Or do you just want to show your appreciation for those who have and maybe network a bit while you do it? If so, Vaudeville Mews is the place for you to be on

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