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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Art Pimp

Big birthdays for venerable institutions

This April in Des Moines, two venerable art institutions reached significant milestones with style. Civic Music Association (CMA) dropped the baton last week on its 90th anniversary season with a solid mix of memory and desire. Mrs. Elsa Neumann, Mrs. Sam Shloss and Mrs. Arthur Cowles were commemorated for deciding

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Cover Story

A preview of Iowa’s 2014 races Primary colors

For decades, the race for President of the United States has always been front and center in the Iowa political arena. But for the first time in years, the battle for the White House is taking a temporary back seat to the blockbuster state races in the 2014 election. The

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April 16, 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: “Honda’s UniMower: Mowing this way improves your balance as it works your core.” –Jack L. Runners-up: “Billy was fanatical about avoiding grass stains on his Nikes.” –Tyler Wynn “Unfortunately, Craigslist buyers did

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in The Sound

Deconstructing Joe Bonamassa

It’s hard to talk to Joe Bonamassa and not talk shop. The urge springs from the desire to deconstruct what he does, in an effort to find out how someone — anyone — who can do it so well. Bonamassa got his start the same way masters ranging from Mozart

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Political Mercury

Clovis: Obama’s race shields him from impeachment

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sam Clovis, a firebrand northwest Iowa conservative, says he believes many congressional Republicans want to impeach President Obama. The only thing standing in their way, Clovis said in an interview, is the color of the president’s skin. “I would say there are people in the House

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Book Review

Paretsky’s latest, ‘Critical Mass,’ complements mystery series

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books “Critical Mass” By Sara Paretsky Putnam Adult  Oct. 22, 2013 Hardcover $26.95 465 pp. “Critical Mass” spans several generations, starting in the years leading up to World War II and ending with the current generation in Chicago. V.I. “Vic” Warshawski, a  private investigator, has been Sara

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April 15, 2014 by Lindsey in Rap Sheet

Name that Crime 04.17.14

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April 10, 2014 by Lindsey in Status Quote

The Hallelujah Road

Bon Scott, the unimitable lyricist/frontman for the rock band AC/DC during the band’s rise to prominence in the 1970s, once sang of life in a band: “Gettin’ had/Gettin’ took/I tell you folks, it’s harder than it looks/It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock n’ roll.”

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April 09, 2014 by Lindsey in Duffy

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April 09, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Notes

The Iowa State Fair has announced its grandstand lineup for this summer, starting off on Thursday, Aug. 7 with Newsboys and special guest Matthew West. The rest of the Fair’s schedule breaks down as follows: Friday, Aug. 8 — The Happy Together Tour starring The Turtles and featuring Flo &

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