Friday, October 31, 2014

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October 29, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Notes

Max Wellman has announced five concert dates at Drake University’s Turner Jazz Center. Wellman, long a fan of the criminally underused space on Drake’s campus, now has shows running at the Center from November to June of 2015, including his popular, annual “Home for the Holidays” show. The first event,

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October 29, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Check

Foo Fighters “Sonic Highways” RCA The Foo Fighters are at a point now where they can really mess around and do things on a whim. It’s that feeling of exploration that drives “Sonic Highways,” which is both an album and HBO special documentary. In the words of the iconic Dave

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October 29, 2014 by Lindsey in Belly Up

Granite City: Where happy hour comes twice a day

Granite City isn’t your average restaurant chain. It’s part food, part brewery — all fun. Granite City takes pride in its in-house brewed beer, featuring such creations as the Broad Axe Stout, with notes of roasted chocolate and coffee; the Bennie, which is a German-style lager with caramel flavors; the

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October 29, 2014 by Lindsey in Tech Talk

Google Fiber, the superhero ISP

Americans have a fantastic talent for yielding to malfeasance. Political shenanigans, continually rising college tuition, highway traffic jams, movie spoilers — these things and many more eventually become a fact of life to which we all acquiesce. As far as tech grievances go, as products evolve many annoyances are cleared

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October 29, 2014 by Lindsey in Political Mercury

King on gays: ‘I don’t expect to meet them should I make it to heaven’

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, suggests gays won’t make it to heaven. What’s more, in an interview, King intimated that the divorced or cohabitators could be thwarted in the pursuit of eternal salvation as the Christian faith teaches it. Those assessments from the conservative western Iowa congressman came during his

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October 29, 2014 by Lindsey in Guest Commentary

‘Safety’ trumps sanity in Ames-East fiasco

By now, just about everyone agrees that the Ames-Des Moines East high school football game should have been played Oct. 17 and not cancelled by Ames and the Iowa High School Athletic Association because some jerk was said to have threatened to maybe harm those who attended the game. The

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in News of the Weird

The new normal New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell manages his own fantasy league team by “drafting” NFL players for virtual competitions based on their real-life statistics of the previous weekend. Donnell lamented to New Jersey’s The Record in October that he had benched virtual “Larry Donnell” on his

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in GoodNightIowa

At a recent campaign event for U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley, First Lady Michelle Obama repeatedly mispronounced Braley’s last name as “Bailey”… President Obama later sympathized with Braley, admitting that sometimes late at night the First Lady mispronounces his name as “Denzel.” Congressman Steve King is giving away a rifle

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in The Sound

UnStaind

Aaron Lewis is in the middle of a seismic shift. Don’t mistake him for a pop star looking for a little crossover appeal on a lark. Lewis’ previous band, Staind, has sold in the vicinity of 15 million albums. Hit Parader magazine named him one of the 50 greatest metal

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Game Day

UNI (3-4) vs. Western Illinois (3-5) When: Saturday, Oct. 25 Where: Hanson Field, Macomb, Illinois Kickoff: 1 p.m. CDT South Dakota State kicker Justin Syrovatka nailed a 44-yard field goal with 1:47 left to seal a 31-28 Missouri Valley Football Conference win over Northern Iowa last weekend, a slap in

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