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Posted November 02, 2016in The Sound, Uncategorized

Davy Knowles reinvents the blues

It’s closing in on 10 years since Davy Knowles first came to America. Then 19, the blues rock musician came to the states from the Isle of Man with his three piece, Back Door Slam, to play the 2007 SXSW. He’s been living in America since that year, now calling

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Posted October 28, 2016in Uncategorized

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II at the Civic Center, Nov. 5

Bugs Bunny is hopping back to the Des Moines Symphony! The Des Moines Symphony kicks off its 2016-2017 Pops Series with Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut St., Des Moines). One of the Des Moines Symphony’s most beloved concerts

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Posted October 27, 2016in Uncategorized

Brenton Skating Plaza to open for winter season on Nov. 18

Brenton Skating Plaza, Des Moines’ only outdoor ice skating rink, opens for its 11th season on Friday, Nov. 18. The rink is located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines on the Principal Riverwalk at 520 Robert D. Ray Drive.   Opening day at Brenton Skating Plaza will be held

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Posted October 11, 2016in Uncategorized

Iowa Wild make roster cuts

Iowa Wild General Manager Brent Flahr announced on Monday the American Hockey League (AHL) club has assigned forwards Pavel Jenys and Brady Brassart, as well as defenseman Alex Gudbranson to the Quad City Mallards — Iowa’s ECHL affiliate. In addition, forwards Alex Petan, Jack Nevins and Parker Bowles, as well

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Posted October 04, 2016in Joe's Neighborhood, Uncategorized

Joe’s Neighborhood: George Arvidson

George Arvidson died the other day. Most of you probably didn’t know him. I barely did. He floated around my legal career as an older fellow lawyer, but we rarely had contact. I picture him in the courthouse with his traditional suit, glasses, and an easy smile. A defense lawyer

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Posted July 27, 2016in Uncategorized

Tirrell — blather on the radio

  Not long after an ill wind blew Marty Tirrell into town years ago, he had lunch at a pub I owned. One thing led to another, and we agreed on some sort of short-term advertising pact. But I couldn’t bear listening to him blather on the radio, so I

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Posted June 22, 2016in Uncategorized, What the?

Think you’re funny? Send us your best caption… Email to: celeste@dmcityview.com   This week’s winner:   “Watch me whip, now watch me neigh neigh.” Jefferson Steelflex       Runners-up: “Nellie and Wilbur were not on the same page. Nellie thought they were doing a commercial for Head and Shoulders,

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Posted June 20, 2016in Uncategorized

Q&A with Ty Dillon

  By Jeff Pitts Meet Ty Dillon. He’s the grandson of NASCAR legend Richard Childress, the man who famously owned the No. 3 car while Dale Earnhardt was making racing history. Ty grew up in Winston-Salem North Carolina and says southerners know how to grow corn down south, too, just

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Posted May 18, 2016in Sound Notes, Uncategorized

  The Des Moines Music Coalition announced more bands for this summer’s 80/35 concert, including Dilly Dally, Jade Reed b2b Brad Goldman, Jeanna Calvert, Ravyn Lenae, France Camp, Lucky Chops, Dem Boyz vs RAGEthat, DJ Raj and Strobe Trotters. For a full list of acts, stages and times, check out

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Posted April 01, 2016in Uncategorized

The Howe Factor

Seattle-based band Metal Church will perform at Vaudeville Mews this Sunday in support of its new album, “XI”, which was released on March 25 and features the return of vocalist Mike Howe. Howe spoke to Cityview writer Mark Skaar about the process of returning to the band and the making of

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