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Posted June 12, 2019in Just Released

Nine named as emerging Iowa artists

Visitors to the 2019 Des Moines Arts Festival will experience an impressive level of diverse talent. In fact, 179 visual artists from 33 states plus Vancouver, Ontario and British Columbia, Canada will show their work representing ceramics, drawing, fiber, graphics/printmaking, glass, jewelry, metal works, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, and

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Posted June 12, 2019in Just Released

Bank Iowa Welcomes Five New Board Members

Bank Iowa announced five new board members in early 2019. The additions of Michael Blaser, Dr. Jann Freed, John Hartford, Chris Minor and Matt Sells are a reflection of the bank’s updated board governance and leadership structure. The new board consists of two shareholders, Paige Duncan and J.B. Barr; Bank

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Posted June 12, 2019in Just Released

Des Moines Art Center and Iowa International Center bring awareness to World Refugee Day

In honor of World Refugee Day, observed annually on June 20, theArt Center and Iowa International Center present the following events that bring awareness to the plight of refugees throughout the world. Self-Guided Tour of the Art Center’s collection inspired by World Refugee Day, June 15 – 23, during regular

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Posted June 12, 2019in Just Released

Des Moines May Housing Trends Report

The Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS (DMAAR) reports another month of healthy sales despite May’s stormy weather. Median sale price was up 2.4 percent from May 2018. The median sale price came in at $210,000 last month. 1,419 residential properties were sold in May 2019 while 1,498 were sold

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Posted June 11, 2019in Just Released

Press conference, ribbon cutting and grand opening for Operation Kidsafe’s year-round child safety center

Operation Kidsafe’s new year-round child safety center will provide local children with a free Amber Alert Ready Bio Card. A press conference, ribbon cutting and grand opening are scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 14 at 110 N. Ankeny Blvd., Suite 700, in Ankeny. The program is free and private,

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Posted June 07, 2019in Just Released

Botanical Garden’s Summer Concert Series, Social Irrigation, Kicks Off June 13

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will launch the third season of Social Irrigation, its Thursday night summer concert series presented by EMC Insurance Companies, June 13. The 15-week event features a wide variety of genres from artists across the region. Each Thursday, the Garden will remain open until 9:30

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Posted June 07, 2019in Just Released

FOI GROUP SUES POLK COUNTY FOR RECORDS FROM FATAL SHOOTING

The Iowa Freedom of Information Council sued the Polk County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday for refusing to make public its records related to the fatal shooting of a motorist in Altoona on June 17, 2018.          The lawsuit asks a Polk County District Court judge to order the sheriff to

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Posted June 07, 2019in Just Released

New Des Moines Art Center exhibition highlights photography in Iowa Artist 2019: Noah Doely

On Friday June 21, the Des Moines Art Center will open Iowa Artist 2019: Noah Doely, which runs through Oct. 13 in the Blank One Gallery. Based in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Noah Doely produces work focused on science and the history of visual perception, as well as the origins of

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Posted June 04, 2019in Just Released

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at Hoyt Sherman

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Tribute to Frank Sinatra on Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Hoyt Sherman Place. In the history of the Big Bands, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the all-time best swing orchestras in the world. With the collaboration of Paul Weston, Axel

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Posted June 03, 2019in Just Released

First-Ever Pride Street Flags Set to Greet 20,000 Attendees for Des Moines Pride Fest

On Friday, June 7, Capital City Pride will kick-off the largest Pride Fest celebration in its 41-year history with a wide-range of events and activities for attendees. As part of this year’s celebration, more than 30 rainbow street flags in the East Village will greet attendees from all over the

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