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Posted September 30, 2020in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Commercial real estate transactions

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS IN POLK COUNTY FROM AUG. 1 – SEPT. 11, 2020 NEW JOHNSTON SPORTS SUPER COMPLEX… Ignit Johnston, LLC paid $2.25 million to buy the property at [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Collections & Hobbies

Blood, sweat and stained glass

Diane Bacon keeps a box of Band-Aids at the ready. The skilled stained-glass artisan has had her hands bloodied more times than she can count while pursuing her passion. “Hundreds,” [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Art News

Classics thrive when not much is new

The art world lags behind the sports world in reopening — except in the public schools of Des Moines where they are recalcitrant to offer activities to the students. So, [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Film Previews

Film Previews

‘Mank’ R | TBD Director: David Fincher Stars: Lily Collins, Tom Burke, Amanda Seyfried The film is David Fincher’s first feature-directing effort since “Gone Girl” (2014) and chronicles Herman Mankiewicz’s [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Sound Circuit

Dustin Farrow

When Dustin Farrow learned to play the guitar, his favorite songs to play in his high school band were by hard metal band Metallica. But that was about to change. [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Iowa Artist

Restorative artist

Sara Jo Boesen conserves old paintings. Sara Jo Boesen liked to paint, yet she didn’t really want to be an artist. She loved the art and history aspect, as both [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in The Sound

Too much time on their hands

It’s March 16, 2020. The governor of Iowa just shut down bars to slow the spread of COVID-19. Local musicians who perform at dozens of venues each week are suddenly [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Sound Notes

Sound Advice

We’d love to provide a full calendar of music opportunities, but who knows what the pandemic may bring? Before heading out, please check with the venue first to make sure [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Duffy

Duffy’s View

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Posted September 30, 2020in Lunch With...

Steven Vail at Lucca

Steven Vail is an international art dealer whose Steven Vail Fine Arts gallery is in Des Moines. I asked him to lunch, and he chose Lucca, Steve Logsdon’s mostly Italian [...]

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