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Posted May 18, 2017in Center online exclusive

Shock and awe

StageWest is going out with a bang. The fireworks of “Hir” put an exclamation point on the company’s final year, before it’s absorbed into the larger Iowa Stage Company. This comes after 20 years of “bold, challenging” work, as called for in StageWest’s mission. Always frank, often very funny, and

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Posted March 20, 2017in Center online exclusive

Chock-Full O’Nuts

Everyone knows Mel Brooks made some of the funniest movies ever, and “Young Frankenstein” may rank right at the top. But when you see the stage version at the Playhouse, if you can stop laughing long enough to think straight, you realize the man was also crazy for musicals. No

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Posted July 20, 2016in Press Release

50th Anniversary of Star Trek Celebrated in Butter at the 2016 Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (07/20/2016)– Butter is going space age as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the popular TV series and film, Star Trek, will join the 2016 Butter Cow in the John Deere Agriculture Building August 11-21. In celebration of the 50th anniversary and “Star Trek Beyond’s” release

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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 03, 2016in Press Release

Goodman named Publisher of the Year

Shane Goodman was honored as the Publisher of the Year on April 28, 2016, in San Diego, California, at the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) annual conference and trade show. Goodman is the president and publisher of Big Green Umbrella Media (BGUM), which publishes more than two dozen titles

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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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Posted November 05, 2015in Uncategorized

The art of confidence

Courtney Krause is one of the most delightfully sweet, unassuming people you will ever meet. The Iowa native moved to Des Moines in 2011 but has been writing music almost her entire life. “I’ve been writing since I was 6,” she said. “My mom has my first song on tape.

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Posted October 14, 2015in Uncategorized

Long Island Medium tour hits Des Moines

Some kids impress their friends by telling them their mom is a police officer or a lawyer or an artist. Theresa Caputo’s kids grew up telling people their mom communicates with the dead. But it’s not weird. “We’ve always had an open relationship. It’s like, it is not weird to

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Posted August 18, 2015in Uncategorized

Laying it on the line

Starship will perform on the Bud Light Stage on the last day of the Iowa State Fair, Sunday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. Lead singer Mickey Thomas visited with Cityview by phone from his home in Palm Desert, California recently.   CV: What has the band been doing as of

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Posted August 14, 2015in Uncategorized

Rock and roll all night

There are few pleasures in life that are finer than getting together with some friends, partaking in a few adult beverages and swapping seemingly endless tales about how things were so much better back in “The Day,” that pseudo-magical time period when the cars were faster, boys were tougher and

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