In This Issue of 365ink... I had the oddest experiece this week. It was like memories washing over me but the context was all screwy and it was messing with my head. I was taking a tour of the amazingly vast Architectural Salvage complex with the owner, Bob Johnson. The facility, which houses tens of thousands of square feet of recovered historical artifacts, building materials and antiques, was also once the home of the Eagle Window and Door Company. Now I might be some kind of media mogul wannabe these days, but once upon I time I had a lovely mullet and was trying to pay for college and beer. To accomplish this feat, I worked summers and holidays at, you guessed it, Eagle Windows. And not the fancy new Eagle Windows, the good old-fashioned one on 9th Street. Five stories of well-worn concrete and timber. For those of you who know the company, I worked in set-up. That’s where we used finished windows to create custom multiunit window monstrosities like angle bays five windows wide and three windows high. Three summers and two Christmases. It was the longest, hardest hours I’d worked since the days of stacking hay in Grandpa’s barn. Most people didn’t like set-up because it was heavy work. But with the need for creating custom-trim mitered joints and all that stuff, the creative aspects of the department made it a far better option than putting the same parts on 1,000 of the same windows. I worked with the best people imaginable, and a few crumudgeonly old bastards. Mike Paradiso would lead the department in sing-alongs. Boots would regale us with stories, like being run over twice in the same night by the same car. And then there were the practical jokes. I enjoyed using the table saw to cut the ends of of Boots’ cigarettes so they all fell out when he picked up his pack on the way to break. They there was sending the new guy to fetch items that didn’t exist, like a box of window cranks for a double-hung (they don’t have cranks) or a left-handed wiggle nailer. It was funny at the time. Maybe you had to be there. Anyway, so Bob’s walking me through a number of areas of the architectural warehouse. And it took me a while before I realized where I was. It’s amazing how
the mere application of a warehouse can completely change its character. Without realizing it, I was standing right in the middle of my old department. A place I had spent literally thousands of hours building and boxing up the Cadillacs of windows. The walls and floors held scars of decades of work and hundreds of workmen who passed through the doors. There were occasional scribbles and words carved into the wood here and there and I realized, I had never left my mark anywhere in the place. What was I thinking? Doing it now wouldn’t be the same. I did, however, leave the boys with a song. If you’ve been reading the Inkubator for long, you know I have a band and even then, at the ripe old age of 20, I was penning the next big hit. In this case, it was “The Set-Up” song, a silly 12-bar blues tune that combined every stupid euphemism and memory that we created in three years of working together. Just this weekend I saw Boots for the first time in ages and he mentioned the song. It may now be legend. I was left thinking about how much my life had changed in the last decade since my days at the factory. I don’t feel much different, but I’ve seen a lot since then, much like the building itself. At its core, it was very much the same, but it too was living a whole new life, filling new roles and fitting into the community in a wholly different way. Bob and his partners have big plans for the warehouse complex and it was exciting to hear about its renaissance, while at the same time very weird to imagine as I looked from the roof down into the prison-like break area you might loosely have called a courtyard. It’s a place where my memories are fond but dominated by thoughts of long hours of work. Now, it will be a place of comfort, even home, to many people, who will have a completely different story to tell ten years later. What’s the moral to my story? If you have the chance, leave some graffiti somewhere in your office or workplace. You never know when you might stumble across it in another life. And to all my friends at Eagle Windows and those who have gone on to become something else: Thanks for some of the best memories of my life. And friends, if you need an angle-bay window, I can make you one. We’ve hidden 365’s WANDO somewhere in this issue of Dubuque365ink. Can you find the master of movies buried within these pages? Hint: He’s tiny! Good Luck! Winners get a free warm fuzzy!
ISSUE # 5
June 1 - June 14, 2006
America’s River Festival: 4 Community Events: 5 & 6 Arts: 7-9 (Cabaret) Borders Book Reviews: 10 Dad Contest: 11 Live Music Focus: 12 - 15 Budweiser True Music Live Music Calendar: 16 & 17 Wando’s Movies: 18-19 TV Town: 20 Your City / Mayor Buol: 21 Primary Election: 22
Mattitude: 23 River Museum Happenings: 24 Dear Trixie / Dr. Skrap’s: 25 365 Tips for Your Home: 26 Howling at the Moon: 26 Grow Iowa Tour: 27 Crossword / Sudoku: 27 Family: 28 Galena: 29-30 Platteville: 31
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Popular Southern rock star Charlie Daniels and classic rock legends Styx are set to perform at America’s River Festival 2006. Scheduled for the weekend of June 9-11 at the Port of Dubuque, the event will feature concerts, a bass fishing tournament, a lumberjack competition and a variety of family-friendly activities. The festival, originally inspired by the success of the Grand Excursion of 2004, is now in its second year. While still a celebration of life on America’s greatest river with activities for everyone, the focus for many will be live music on two stages. Headlining the June 9 Friday night concert will be the Charlie Daniels Band, best known for hit songs like “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp,” and Daniels’ 1979 Grammy Award-winning “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Unapologetic of his Southern pride and spirit of American patriotism, Daniels has provoked dialogue with songs like “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “Still in Saigon” and “Simple Man.” Also performing will be local country music favorites Horsin’ Around.
The Saturday night concert (June 10) will feature classic rock radio regulars Styx. First reaching mass popularity in the 1970s, Styx went on to become one of the most popular bands of the ‘80s. The band is only one of a few to have had Billboard top 10 singles in three different decades, from the ‘70s through the ‘90s. In a career that includes 15 studio albums, 7 live albums and 6 compilation discs, Styx has had 16 Billboard top 40 singles including hit songs like “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Fooling Yourself,” “Renegade,” “Babe,” “Too Much Time On My Hands” and “Mr. Roboto.” Opening for Styx will be area party band Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls. Also per-
Jimmy Buffet tribute band Pirates Over 40 opening. Also performing are Celtic party leaders Pat McCurdy (I thought it was Pat Riedy and the Lads) & the Lads and the Apple Dumplin’s with their outlaw country mix of Waylon, Willie and Johnny Cash songs. While admission to the festival grounds is free this year, bracelets will be sold for admission to each evening’s main stage entertainment. Bracelets for each night’s performance ($15 each for Friday or Saturday, $10 for Sunday) can be purchased at the gate or at a discount in advance ($12 each for Friday or Saturday, $8 for Sunday) at Dubuque area Kwik Stop gas stations. A $25 bracelet, good for the entire weekend, will also be available. In addition to musical entertainment, the festival will feature a wide variety of activities. “The America’s River Festival will be filled with activities for all ages,” said Steward Sandstrom, President of the America’s River Corporation, the sponsoring organization. New to the festival will be a lumberjack com-
petition sponsored by Stihl Timbersports. Considered to be a major highlight of the event, the regional competition will include single buck, stock and hot saw, underhand, standing and springboard chop contests. A festival celebrating life on the Mississippi would not be complete without a fishing tournament and America’s River fulfills the most avid angler’s appetite for competition. The ESPN Bass Masters will host their regional fishing tournament in Dubuque for the first time on Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11. The tournament is expected to bring hundreds of anglers to Dubuque. The festival will also feature tethered hot air balloon rides by the Greater Galena Balloon Festival group. At night, the group will inflate the lighter-than-air craft, creating a “Hot Air Balloon Glow” illuminating the night sky with the brightly colored balloons. A variety of other attractions and features promise fun for the whole family. Kids will enjoy a magic show and puppet theater by Dave Allen and inflatable rides (continued on page 6)
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Kennedy Mall, The Final Frontier... The Space Exploration Experience, a museum-quality interactive exhibit featuring past, present and future space travel, will be in Dubuque for ten weeks this summer beginning May 5. Kennedy Mall and Radio Dubuque are sponsoring the NASA displays, which will include a giant space shuttle, Destiny Module and a moon rock. During the event, astronauts will visit and a space simulator will be operational. NASA agreed to provide the displays after recognizing this area has an extreme interest in aeronautics. The free exhibit is a first for Dubuque and for the State of Iowa. The Space Exploration Experience will be open to the public from May 5 to July 9 at Kennedy Mall during regular mall hours.
Big men ride trikes Grab 10 friends, family members or co-workers. Make sure five of ‘em are ladies. Literally. Prepare to get down and dirty in games like Chicken-on-a-Stick, Big Man Trikes, Fish Fly Stomp and Arm Chair Quarterback. Oh yes. The ARC Corporate/Community Games are back for the 5th year in a row at the Port of Dubuque on June 14 from 4 to 9 p.m. Here’s the deal: Teams of ten compete against each other for prizes and trophies. All of the games are low-impact and super fun. How to play? Gather a team, think of a great team name … submit a registration form (call 556-7565 or visit www.arearesidentialcare.com) with the $150 fee … hurry – after today, June 1, the fee goes up. All proceeds benefit Area Residential Care of Dubuque.
Beautiful weather is in full bloom and Dubuque is home to a little natural heaven: The Mines of Spain. Check out their weekly free events for people of all ages. On June 11 at 1 p.m. meet at E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center and hike the woodlands on the Mesquakie Foot Trail. Hikers will explore the sighted and the unseen. Cool. On June 25 at 1 p.m., meet up at E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center for a canoeing trip on Catfish Creek. Check out the native blue herons, beaver cuttings and deer. Tour guides will explain stream piracy and look a little deeper at prehistoric rock shelters used more than 2000 years ago. The park has 8 canoes that will go on a first-come, first-serve basis, but you can bring your own canoe. Everyone must bring a lifejacket. Call 556-0260 for more information.
Big Muddy Duathlon: more than just an-athlon.
WAIT! Don’t dive into the Mississippi during the Big Muddy Duathlon. Swimming is not an event. Key syllable … “du.” by Ellen Goodmann
We at Dubuque365 are not duathletes. We’re mathletes. But we still believe that the Big Muddy Duathlon, to be held here in Dubuque on Saturday, June 10, is a great addition to activities during America’s River Festival and that Club Red, the young professionals organization that has created and planned the event, is an important development in the Dubuque area. If you are athletic to some extent, which some of you must be because we see you jogging and biking on Grandview every single day … check out the duathlon’s details: 16 miles of running and biking (total). You begin at the Port of Dubuque (pretty) at 8 a.m., and head up ridiculously steep West 3rd Street (challenge yourself) to Bryant and Hill Streets on to Murphy Park (parky) where the second leg of the race will begin – a 10-mile bike ride through the beautiful Mines of Spain … then back to Murphy Park where you run the last three miles down to the Port of Dubuque. We’re thinking that a lawn chair near the top of West 3rd should provide some very humorous views of other people’s agony. Club Red founder Emily Szeszycki said that the organization chose a duathlon as a fund-raiser because Dubuque is an active community. “We wanted to put on a ‘different’ sort of event,” she said. “There are already 5Ks and other road races, so we chose the duathlon as something different.” As a new organization establishing an original event, Club Red members wanted to be affiliated with a larger event. “We asked Steward Sandstrom, CEO of the Chamber, and he thought it was a great idea to combine the two,” Szeszycki said. “I really don’t think there is a much prettier route in the city than the one we chose. We really want to showcase Dubuque. We would like to see a crowd of about 100 at the event.” A post party begins at 8:45 a.m. back at the Port of Dubuque where an awards ceremony will follow. Proceeds from the duathlon will go to the Red Cross of the Tri-states, although the club is not affiliated with the Red Cross. Check out registration details at www.arcdbq. org and clink on the Big Muddy Race sign me up link.
Something bigger Iowa is leaking young people. We have heard it and said it over and over. About one-third of college and community college graduates leave the state. Iowa communities must continue to learn that we need to fight harder, to offer cultural and professional opportunities to new generations, to go out of our way to involve young people in leadership roles. Club Red, which was formed in the fall of 2005, exemplifies a small movement that this city needs not simply to notice, but to encourage, support and defend. Szeszycki said of this inaugural event, “We want to make an impact on our community.” The club, which welcomes members from the approximate ages of 21 to 40, right now includes about 25 members who aim to continue volunteering their time to make Dubuque a cooler place to live. Let’s help them.
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by LT Amusements. Everyone seems to... ...enjoy the “Dock Dogs” contest where canines compete by jumping great lengths off the dock into the river. Extreme Motorcross riders will display their skills with exciting feats of motorcycle stuntwork. Local artisans and crafters, including wood carvers and glass blowers, will showcase their skills with ongoing demonstrations throughout the weekend.
All those years of mom telling me not to play in the garden?
Truly a celebration of the river and life on it, America’s River Festival promises fun and entertainment for everyone. For more information, visit www.americasriver. com or call the Iowa Welcome Center at The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Sunday concert series, Music in the Gardens, returns this summer. The free concerts are scheduled for most Sundays throughout the months of June, July and August, with special performances on other select nights. The arboretum is located at Marshall Park, 3800 Arboretum Drive, just off JFK Road.
The Humane Society joins in the fun with the “Grand Pet Excursion,” an America’s River version of the
2. What are the five flags that have flown over this region? 3. In 1904, Jake Rosenthal, a Dubuque theater entrepreneur, took over the theater where the Five Flags Theatre now stands. What did he call it? A. Rose Theatre B. MoviePlex Deux C. The Bijou D. The Orpheum E. Bruce 4. At what Dubuque theatre did Sarah Bernhardt and Lillian Russell perform? 5. According to Prairie Ghost Hunters, Grand Opera House cleaning ladies called the police in the 1990s because they saw what? A. a mouse B. your mom C. a man in a long red coat D. two ladies sitting in the auditorium seats
group’s annual “Strut Your Mutt” dog walk. Scheduled for Sunday, June 11, at the Port of Dubuque between 8 a.m. and noon, participants may register at the American Trust Pavilion near the floodgate by the Diamond Jo parking lot.
“Iron” men and women can compete in the Red Cross-sponsored Big Muddy Duathlon – a race that begins and ends with 3-mile runs with a 10mile bicycle segment in between.
1. Five Flags Theatre and Civic Center is known for the Five Flags that have flown over the region since what year? A. 1993 B. 1482 C. 1771 D. 1673
E. their reflections 6. What is the name of the theatre at Clarke College? A. Sister Ruth Kehl Center B. Jansen Hall C. Terence Donaghoe Hall 7. Auditions for what children’s show at the Grand are coming up on June 26 and 27? A. True Lies B. The Wiz C. Rocky Horror Picture Show D. Aladdin Jr. 8. The Dubuque Fine Arts Players present what national contest in Dubuque annually? 9. Main Street Players is a theatre company located in A. Platteville B. Galena C. Sinsinawa D. My basement E. Abu Dhabi F. Galena 10. Why haven’t you attended any live theatre in Dubuque lately? A. You live in Nebraska B. You’re just not very cool C. You don’t even have money to buy groceries … gosh. D. NO REASON.
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The series will be kicked off with a performance by The Music Men Barbershop Chorus, Sunday, June 4, at 6 p.m. The following Sunday, June 11, marks a performance by the Dubuque Community String Orchestra, also at 6 p.m.. Both concerts are sponsored by the Northeast Iowa School of Music (NISOM). Friday, June 16, is the date for a special performance of the Paul Hemmer Swing Band, scheduled for 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. For the full schedule of summer concerts, visit www.dubuquearboretum.com. The only arboretum and botanical garden in the United States staffed entirely by volunteers, the Dubuque arboretum depends on the efforts of 375 committed individuals for its maintenance. Each year, the Arboretum has visitors from around the nation and other countries. For more information about the Arboretum or the Music in the Gardens concert series, call 563-556-2100.
Now that’s what I call a musical!
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CABARET Fly-By-Night’s awaited performance is socially relevant and boldly risqué by Ellen Goodmann Expect to escape for a while at “Cabaret.” But don’t expect to escape its beauty, its wildly raw entertainment or its relevance. In a rare performance choice, Fly-ByNight Productions will stage a musical. A critically acclaimed, challenging musical. “Fly-by-Night has been talking about doing ‘Cabaret’ for years,” said Fly-By-Night Artistic Director Lenore Howard of the 1930 Berlinset show. So have countless other directors and theatre-lovers in the area. The in-your-face intimate, gritty and revealingly honest production is a classic, colorful favorite. “But I was not going to do it unless it could be performed in the Bijou Room.” The Bijou Room, tucked coolly in the basement of Five Flags, has night-clubby, round-table seating that is so close to the stage the audience can feel the heat of show within a show. It feels real. This element is essential in giving honor to Cabaret’s script and plainly, performing the show well, Howard said. In the eve of its 23rd season, FlyBy-Night is collaborating with great theatrical, musical and dance talent from the Dubuque area to stage “Cabaret.” The reason it’s finally viable? A 2005 Arts and Culture Special Program Grant from the City of Dubuque. The Arts and Culture Grant program commenced in 2005 and Fly-By-Night
Productions was one of the first area arts organizations to receive funding. It was granted $10,000 to interpret and produce “Cabaret” – a little less than half of the production cost. To say that Howard and the company are elated is an understatement. “We would have never gathered enough revenue from seating in the Bijou Room to pay for production costs,” Howard said. After receiving the go-ahead, Howard instantly teamed with local musical veteran performer and director Jill Heitzman-Carlock and actor and choreographer Doug Mackie. HeitzmanCarlock is directing music in “Cabaret” and Mackie is director of choreography. Both directors are also cast in major roles in the show. The trio’s experience is vital in rounding out the demanding show that is gorged with layers of history, emotion, dance and dissonance. The script is just the tip of the iceberg. This is the musical for non-musical lovers. It is a total theatrical experience. You, the audience, are the audience of the Kit Kat Klub in “Cabaret.” Scene: Berlin, Germany, 1929-1930. Three years before Hitler comes into power. Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub cabaret. It’s the bitter end of the 1920s – a decade starved of commerce, color and calm. The country is tense, laden in turmoil, poor and looking to escape. Cabarets are asylums of diversion and denial. Home to a huge cross-section... (continued on page 11 )
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Spring Into It
Jump from jazz club to cocktail lounge or from trendy boutique to local bar in the Red House Art Gallery’s 2006 season opener, “Spring Into It,” a pastel and acrylic art exhibit featuring Chicago artist and Dubuque native Lacey Windschitl. Windschitl, who has lived and worked in New York City and Chicago, paints high energy and big city excitement using the backdrops of Rush Street, Michigan Avenue, Soho and The Village. Windschitl speaks magically of big city life. “The night hours last longer, the city lights glow brighter, the dresses seem more elegant and the music seems to extend its notes just a bit longer to those who listen,” she said. Windschitl was born and raised in Dubuque and graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in Graphic Design and Drawing. She now lives, works and creates in Chicago. “Spring Into It” will be shown until June at the Red House Art Gallery, located in Historic Cable Car Square. For more information, contact Susan Farber at 563-585-1116 or via email at redhouseiowa.mchsi.com, or visit www.redhouseiowa.com.
Funding For the Arts... What a concept! The City of Dubuque Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, through permission of the Dubuque City Council, continues to grant funding in two Arts and Culture support programs: Operating support for 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organizations and a grant program designed to encourage the development of new or expanded arts and cultural programs in the Dubuque community. The program began in 2005, during which which Fly-By-Night Productions was awarded $10,000 in the first-ever selection process to specifically fund this month’s production of “Cabaret.” (See the covr article on page 7 if you missed it.) As of May 23, the Dubuque City Council had awarded a cumulative $200,000 for Arts and Culture Operating support for 2007. Nine not-for-profit organizations were granted the following: • Dubuque Museum of Art, $22,848 • Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, $38,780 • Dubuque Arboretum, $9,407 • Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, $18,497 • Northeast Iowa School of Music, $13,047 • Dubuque County Historical Society, $50,000 • Dubuque Arts Council, $3,666 • Bell Tower Productions, $15,850 • Grand Opera House, $27,905 The intent of the program is to sustain and ensure long-term viability for existing arts and culture organizations in the Dubuque community. Keep your eyes and ears open for more information about arts funding for 2008.
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Independent Film Premieres in Dubuque
Dubuque365 is thrilled to sponsor and support Curious City Films’ premiere Dubuque screening of the independent mini-feature “Saddled” and its concurrent fund-raiser for Dubuque Senior High School. The film company, composed of Christopher Kulovitz, Lou Coty and Michael Coty, has offices in Dubuque, Chicago and Minneapolis, and the guys are looking forward to unveiling the feature in Dubuque. The screening is definitely something worth checking out. It’s about time that the Midwest is recognized as a vibrant arts source and a Mecca for cool filmmaking. Kulovitz and the Cotys’ collective skill, creativity and business savvy in their endeavors are impressive. They’re telling
our stories. And there is something about the stories of humans in Middle America that is universal, yet pared like an apple. We’re not New York. We’re not Los Angeles. And this might be our greatest strength when it comes to the arts. Join the group and cheer them on at the Senior High School auditorium on Thursday, June 22, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the welcome and screening at 7:30 p.m. The short film, shot on location in Galena, centers around a family filled with grief, guilt and angee, when the words of a stranger lead the members to a journey of self-search and introspection. The piece is reflective and honest, and the approximately 25 minutes unfold like a full-length feature. Check out the June 16 edition of Dubuque365ink for an in-depth interview with “Saddled” star, executive producer and co-writer Christopher Kulovitz.
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Raiders of the Lost Gospels By Robert P. Gelms
The Lost Gospel:
The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot By Herbert Krosney In this account of the search and revival of the Gospel of Judas Iscariot, initially, the global community knows the manuscript exists but also knows that no one has seen it for 1,500 years. Krosney explains that early fathers of the church refer to it in their own books in an attempt to demolish and discredit what the manuscript says. For this reason, scholars allegedly even know what some of it says because these early critics quote whole sections of the manuscript. A brief history: It was discovered in the mid 1970s completely by accident, rising, literally, from the sands of Egypt. For the next 30 years it passed from hand to hand without its true identity being recognized until it came into the possession of a woman who suspected it was the Gospel of Judas. She managed to run it by scholars at Yale who confirmed for her that what she held was the long lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot. Since its discovery, it had come into the possession of a succession of greedy peasants, mercenary book dealers, smugglers, scholars and thieves. At every turn, money was the sole concern of these “owners.” The manuscript was stolen once but the thieves didn’t know what they really had. The scholars wanted it donated to their insti-
Borders Books Events Saturday, June 10, at 1:00 p.m.
Becky Sisco, Garters & Grit The former Telegraph-Herald reporter takes an intimate look at the stories of Galena and Jo Daviess County in Illinois.
Saturday, June 17, at 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Paul Sipiero, author of the children’s books The Hubble Space Telescope. The astronomy professor and author will sign books in conjunction with the Space Exploration Experience! exhibit in the mall.
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tution so they could announce the discovery and do the translation. The book dealers only cared about the manuscript’s value. Had any of these people done just the slightest bit of research, especially the book dealer who first had it, they would have realized it as one of the two or three greatest discoveries in Judeo-Christian archaeology. They could have then taken steps to preserve the manuscript that began rapidly deteriorating once it was removed from the desert sands of Egypt. The story of the discovery of the Gospel of Judas Iscariot is almost as interesting as what the gospel actually contains. This is the stuff of great Hollywood movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Maltese Falcon but with one aspect that makes the whole story more breathtaking – all of this is true. A documentary about the discovery has been produced by the National Geographic Society – an organization that also published the book. Even if you couldn’t care less about ancient manuscripts, the story itself is filled with intrigue, huge amounts of money, illegal activities by the trunk load, a cast of characters that you’d swear to God Dan Brown dreamed up and a race against time. You see, after the manuscript was removed from its 15-century resting place, it started to disintegrate. The manuscript is made from papyrus and the more it was exposed to the air the more it started to fall apart. If what was done to preserve the manuscript wasn’t done in time, we would have been left with a pile of dust. But this story has a happy ending. When the manuscript finally arrived in a safe place and after five years of restoration of the most delicate kind to preserve the book,
a translation was complete. This brings us to the second book in question...
The Gospel of Judas Edited by Rodolphe Kasser, Marvin Meyer, and Gregor Wurst These books should be read in this order: ”The Lost Gospel” then “The Gospel of Judas.” “The Gospel of Judas” is set to stir up more controversy than “The Da Vinci Code.” Here is the central idea in the Gospel of Judas: Jesus knows he needs to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament, so Jesus asks Judas to betray him to make sure that he is arrested and crucified. Jesus could only trust such an important mission to the only apostle who truly understands him – Judas. Judas, in this Gospel, is offered as a hero – someone to be emulated for having the faith to do for Jesus what no one else was capable of doing. “The Gospel of Judas” was vehemently and repeatedly denounced as heresy by early church fathers. I guess you can understand why. It was a hot topic for two or three hundred years and then faded into history until earlier this year. The commentary that goes with the Gospel is a fascinating account of what it was like in the early days of Christianity. You have to understand that there were dozens of Christian sects all claiming primacy. They all had their own “take” on Jesus’ ministry in addition to their own texts supporting their beliefs. There will be plenty of things said about the Gospel of Judas in the coming days. No matter what opinion you might have, the one thing you can’t say is that the discussion will be dull.
Why don’t you come over this weekend and mow the yard.
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of German nightlife and inviting to misfits. It is the Kit Kat Klub that introduces webs of relationships inside clouds of unawareness: A young American writer who falls for a cabaret performer, an older German woman who is courted by a Jewish widower … a young man on the outskirts of what is to become the Third Reich among a slew of memorable characters. “You experience personal relationships in front of the humongous backdrop of a storm that is rising,” Howard said. She added that it will be interesting to watch audiences watch the show, because we know what happens when Hitler comes into power. “I wouldn’t be surprised if (audience members) yelled out to the Jewish character, Herr Schultz, to leave before it’s too late,” she said. The relevance is striking but Howard noted that when you watch “Cabaret,” it’s easy to scoff at characters for staying in the disintegrating country and political situation, but “it’s a lot easier when you’re watching from the outside.” “This is not a judgment on the German people,” Howard said. “It’s a good lesson to pay attention to what is going on around you. To stay awake.” “Cabaret” has got a lot of meat, a 1968 Tony award (one of eight) for best composer and lyricist, a ton of dancing, political and social relevance and risqué, wildly fun performances. This was Vegas, long before the riches and refinement. This social and political collapse has the potential to happen in any society at any time.
Howard hopes the audience connects with the show. “It will linger. I want the audience to take the story with them.” Eyes peeled: Pay attention to this during the show … • The costuming. There are not a lot of costume changes, Howard says. “People did not have a lot of money back then. They probably had one work outfit and one dress outfit,” Howard said. • The show is seamless. There will be no blackouts. The audience is very much a part of the production. You may buy a glass of wine or a beer to drink at your 6-top table. • “Cabaret” is purposefully shocking. This was part of the culture of cabarets. • Some of the music is very dissonant, according to musical director Jill Heitzman-Carlock. This is representative of the social discord at the time. • Nazi references still make people uncomfortable. This show will probably hit the audience in the gut. The cast includes: Doug Mackie, Jody McGill, Adam Wacker, Jill HeitzmanCarlock, Vincent Williams, Jonathan R. Brown, Teresa Fairchild, Gretchen Breitbach, Megan Gloss, Sydney Ruf-Wong, Sarah Szeibel, David Hayes, Bill Hesse, Cody McGill and Kersten Rowley. Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays, June 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, June 4, 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. Ticket cost is $16 for all performances and may be purchased at the Five Flags Box Office at the West Locust Street entrance Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m. You may also purchase tickets by calling 563-557-8457 or at ticketmaster. com. Tickets sold at the door are cash sales only.
Dads, the legend of loafers and tighty whiteys. by Ben Graham Yes, you red this before, but we want to give you one more chance to tell us a humiliating story about your dad and win him something nice for Father’s Day. I have been puked on, pooped on, and peed on countless times. I have been dragged out of restaurants, churches and parties because of tired kids. I won’t even begin to talk about how many times that I have been awakened at 12:03, 12:27, 1:38, 2:19, 4:23, 4:25, 4:28, and 5:57 in the morning. Although revenge and payback are not the right words, especially when speaking about my own flesh and blood, I look forward to my prerogative as a dad to embarrass my kids someday. Again, not acts of retaliation – rather, ways to reestablish my role as the king of my castle and lord over all egos within. I will not do anything that will require my children to go to therapy but I really look forward to the day when I can wear a Frisbeesized button with a picture of my kids at their games or an extra-special bathrobe I can put on when my kids bring their friends to the house. I can picture it like it was yesterday. My buddies and I would be hanging out in the basement playing pingpong or planning our night. Dad would always come down the stairs to say “hi” to the guys and see what we were up to. He always had a cigarette in one hand and a can of Dr. Pepper in the other. While it was perfectly cool that dad
wanted to see who his son was hanging out with, he would sit on the basement steps and carry on an entire conversation with my buddies wearing nothing but his white Jockey t-shirt tucked neatly into his tighty-whitey Jockey shorts and a pair of brown loafers (you know the loafers I am talking about). “How are your folks doing, Mark?” “How about a Dr. Pepper, guys?” “What are you fellas up to tonight?” “Daaaaaaaddd! Put some pants on! Geez! Sorry, guys! He does that sometimes.” No conversation about growing up would be complete without one story about how our dads would “innocently” humiliate us. In recognition of our beloved dads on Father’s Day, June 18, I want you to send your story about the embarrassing things your dad would do or wear to mortify you. A story and a picture would be even better.
Submit your story to
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to:
Dubuque 365, 210 W. 1st Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 All stories must be submitted and received no later than June 9. The writer of the most embarrassing story will receive a gift certificate for your dad to Graham’s Style Store for Men for an S. Cohen navy blazer and an Enro dress shirt. And to all you dads out there, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
So much fun, you’ll get yourself fired. •
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Auto Racing - Many Divisions, Dbq. Co. Fairgrounds Speedway, 7-10 PM Karaoke - Phoenix Entertainment, The Hangout 9 PM - 3 AM
‘Round Midnight Jazz w/ Bill Encke - Isabella’s, 9 PM-12 AM Loose Gravel Duo - Riverwalk Cafe, Grand Harbor, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Open Mic - Hosted by the Dert Tones, The Busted Lift, 9 AM - 1AM Open Forum - Poetry, Music, Isabella’s (In the Ryan House) 7 PM - 9 PM Dubuque Area Writer’s Guild Open Forum - 2nd Wed. (Isabella’s) 7-9PM Live Comedy - Live on Main Comedy, Bricktown, 8 PM - 11 PM Live Comedy - 3100 Club Comedy Night, Midway Hotel, 8 PM- 10 PM The Wundo Band - Pizzeria Uno Annex, Platteville, WI, 9 PM - 12 AM WJOD Wild West Wed - (Country Dancing), Fairgrounds, 7 PM - 11 PM Karaoke - Becky McMahon, Denny’s Lux Club 8:30 PM -12:30 AM Karaoke - C-N-T Ent., Second Wind, Galena, IL, 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Live Music - Riverwalk Cafe, Grand Harbor 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Y-105 Party Zone - Dbq Co. Fairgrounds, 7 PM - 10 PM Open Mic - Grape Harbor, 8 PM - 10:30 PM Karaoke - Rainbow Lounge, Canfield Hotel, 7:30 PM - 2 AM Karaoke - Riverboat Lounge, 8:30 PM - 12 AM Karaoke - Becky McMahon, Ground Round, 9 PM - 12 AM Karaoke - Flyin’ Hawaiian, Shannon’s Bar, 9 PM - 1 AM Karaoke - C-Sharp, A&B Tap, 9 PM - 1 AM Karaoke - Soundwave, Bulldog Billiards, 9:30 PM - 1:30 AM Karaoke - Dave Lorenz, Player’s Sports Bar, 9 PM - 1:30 AM DJ Music - DJ Brian Imbus, Jumpers, 8:30 PM - 1 AM DJ Music - Double J DJs, Benchwarmers, Platteville, WI, 9 PM - 2 AM Guest Bartender Night - Isabella’s (Ryan House) 5 PM - 8 PM
Auto Racing - Many Divisions, Farley Speedway, 7 PM - 10 PM Live Comedy - Arthur House Restaurant, Galena, 9 PM - 10:30 PM Open Mic - Bluff Street Live, Mississippi Mug, 7:30 PM - 11 PM Karaoke - Rainbow Lounge, Canfield Hotel, 7:30 PM - 2 PM Karaoke - Riverboat Lounge, 8:30 PM - 12 AM Karaoke - Flyin’ Hawaiian, Sublime, 9 PM - 1 AM Karaoke - C-Sharp, A&B Tap, 9 PM - 1 AM Karaoke - C-N-T Entertainment, T.J’s Bent Prop, 9 PM - 1 AM Karaoke - Dave Lorenz, Player’s Sports Bar, 9 PM - 1:30 AM Karaoke - Brian Leib’s Essential Entertainment, Aragon Tap, 9 PM - 1 AM Karaoke - Becky McMahon, Sandy Hook Tap, 10 PM -2 AM DJ Music - Renie B., George & Dales, East Dubuque 11 PM - 3 AM DJ Music - DJ Brian Imbus, Jumpers, 8:30 PM - 1 AM DJ Music - Double J DJs, Benchwarmers, Platteville, WI, 9 PM - 2 AM
Live Comedy - Arthur House Restaurant, Galena, 9 PM - 10:30 PM Karaoke - Rainbow Lounge, Canfield Hotel, 7:30 PM - 2 AM Karaoke - Riverboat Lounge, 8:30 PM - 12 AM Karaoke - C-Sharp, A&B Tap, 9 PM - 1 AM Karaoke - Dave Lorenz, Player’s Sports Bar, 9 PM - 1:30 AM Karaoke - Starburst Karaoke, w/Dave Winders, Instant Replay, 9 PM1AM DJ Music - Double J DJs, Benchwarmers, Platteville, WI, 9 PM-2 AM
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by Mike Ironside It’s a Tuesday night in Dubuque – admittedly, usually a slow night for nightlife. You wander downtown looking for something to do. Eventually, you make your way up Locust Street to the stillimposing Victorian mansion, the Ryan House. You park on the street and as you walk through the garden to the side entrance, you see a collection of people enjoying drinks and lively conversation on the patio. Nice. “Everyone must be outside, enjoying the weather,” you think to yourself. You enter the garden door to slip down to the basement bar for a drink, but immediately are struck by the sound wafting up from below. It’s the sound of jazz music and people, and this time it’s not coming from some out of print vinyl on the turntable. You have just discovered “Jazz Night” at Isabella’s. It’s a Tuesday night in Dubuque? Only a few weeks into it, the Tuesday night jazz sessions have really begun to catch on. The whole thing started one night when guitarist Bill Encke and drummer Pab Adams were out playing at an open mic night elsewhere in town. (The two had met at an open mic at the Mississippi Mug and were playing fairly regularly at the Mug or the Thursday open mic at the Grape Harbor.) Having had a good night, they were still feeling the energy that playing live music generates and were looking for somewhere else to play some more. Being familiar with Isabella’s, they drifted in and asked Eric behind the bar if they could take the stage for a few songs. They ended up playing for two or three hours. “That first night it was just Pab, me, (Isabella’s owner) Chad, and Eric,” reports Encke. Chad (Witthoeft) liked it so much he declared Tuesday nights to be “Jazz Night” and the duo became the core of an ever-shifting band of players known as ‘Round Midnight. And so it was begun.
What Encke and Adams discovered immediately was how much they liked the room. Not only does it provide the dark, intimate atmosphere perfect for jazz, but the room itself sounds great. “This is a jazz room,” said Encke. “It’s the best room in Dubuque.” The only thing missing is the smoke many associate with a jazz club, only most are not missing it and those who do can always visit the garden. From the modest beginnings of two players and two audience members, the word has spread and the scene has grown. Encke reports that he recruits players he knows while he’s out and about, but others have heard about it through the grapevine. While guest players are not scheduled in advance – you never know who might be joining the group on any given night – Encke keeps it structured. It’s not an open jam. Like an ad hoc conductor of an accidental symphony, Encke invites players up in new and interesting combinations trying to find common material they can work with and getting the most out of the shifting instrumentation. “They come down and blend in with the sound. They make something happen,” said Encke. “That’s the magic that happens here.” The magic has attracted a variety of players. University of Dubuque instructor and trumpet player Jim Sherry has sat in, as have drummer Bill Lemay (ochOsol, Hunter Fuerste, Russ Morgan Orchestra, among others) and conga player and percussionist Jon Obe (ochOsol). On a recent Tuesday night, not only did Lemay take a turn in the drummer’s chair, with Rich McGlynn playing electric bass guitar and Zane Merritt running some impressive scales on electric guitar, but at different points cello, standup acoustic bass and trombone joined the mix. Encke describes the night Dick Sturman, the area’s best...known jazz pianist, sat in on electric piano. Picking up on ...continued on page 22
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We’re looking ahead a bit, but the word is out on the first of two editions of The Rotary Club of Dubuque’s Rock ‘n Soul Reunion on the River. On July 29 at 7 p.m. the outdoor music festival at the Alliant Amphitheater will feature the totally authentic beehive-sporting, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s tribute band Mickey and the Memories. The Chicago-based band boasts a high energy line-up of seven men backing up three lovely ladies and have become a huge hit with oldies lovers around the country. The music they’ll perform against the backdrop of the shadow of the Star Brewery ranges from Connie Francis to the Ronettes, Supremes and more. “They were extrememly popular when we had them here for the smae event two years ago.” say Paul Hemmer, Rotary swing band leader and venreable voice of Dubuque Radio on KGRR. “Everybody loved em’. There were tons of people dancing and having a great time so we said let do it again,” Speaking of doing it again. There will be a special FREE second edition of the Reunion on August 26, featuring the party blues of the Brews Brothers Band and the saucy zydeco of We’re Late and Smell Like Beer. The partnership between Rotary and the stations of Radio Dubuque (KGRR, KAT-FM, KDTH and The River) will support the Special Olympics Winter Games an event which the stations have traditionally supported greatly with fund raising initiatives at this time of year. Tickets for the July 29 event are $10 in advance and are available from Hy-Vee, Radio Dubuque and from all Rotary Club members. Admission at the gate is $12. For more dish, call Vicky at 563-583-3576. Proceeds go to the Dubuque Community Health Center to fund a complete dental suite. Sponsors for the Rotary’s Rock and Soul Reunion on the River are Verizon, Alliant Energy and Sedona Staffing Services.
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For sone, Jazz means four hours of pouring beer.
Tabor Home Vineyards & Winery
Dubuque Main Street Ltd. marks its 15th season of Dubuque…And All That Jazz! this summer. So bust a move and grab a brew in the Town Clock Plaza on Friday, June 16, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the first jazzy night of the summer.
Tabor Home Vineyards and Winery presents “Music in the Vineyard,” a series of live music events scheduled for the afternoons of the second and fourth Sundays from the end of May through the beginning of October. The series will feature a variety of players in the acoustic blues tradition. Upcoming artists include Scott & Michelle Dalziel on June 11 and Bryce Janey on June 25. The events are scheduled from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Iowa cheese & grilled pork sandwiches will be available for purchase or guests are invited to bring their own picnic, though no alcohol may be brought in. Why would you when you can enjoy Tabor Home wine? In addition to the Sunday music series, the winery will host a number of special events in the fall. Saturday, Sept. 30, marks the 9th Anniversary Festival from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., featuring Bob Dorr & the Blue Band. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 and 5, Tabor Home will be part of the Upper Mississippi Valley Wine Trail “Holiday Food & Wine Weekend.” Saturday, Nov. 18, is the date of the Nouveau Wine Festival and Dinner at Potter’s Mill in Bellevue (6-10 p.m.), an event co-sponsored by Tabor Home, while the same weekend is the winery’s Holiday Open House from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For those unfamiliar, Tabor Home Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned and operated winery producing international award-winning estate wines in eastern Iowa near the town of Baldwin. The vineyards and winery are located on the family’s farmstead, established in the 1860s. Winemaker and manager Dr. Paul Tabor is the fifth generation in his family to work the farm, opening the winery in 1997. With seven Tabor families living in the same area, the farm has always been referred to as the “Home Place,” so the name Tabor Home was chosen to highlight and honor the farm’s history. Described as part of “a landscape right out of a Grant Wood painting,” the Tabor Home Winery offered six wines when it opened in 1997. Now producing 19 wines, 1500 of the 9000 gallons Tabor Home Winery produces annually come from its own vineyards with production increasing 40 percent each year. For more information, visit www.taborwines.com.
Music in the Vineyard Entertainment Schedule: June 11 – Scott & Michelle Dalziel June 25 – Bryce Janey July 9 – Billy Lee Janey July 23 – David Zollo
Aug. 13 – Scott & Michelle Dalziel Aug. 27 – Vickie & Joe Price Sept. 10 – Craig Erickson Sept. 24 & Oct. 8 – TBA
Orquestra Alto Maiz … a.k.a. The Salsa Band kicks off the celebratory season with its sexy Latin grooves that grab from merengue, samba, cha-cha, calypso and boleros. The band, which has been together for 20 years, has played at All That Jazz since the first season, so it’s a bit of an anniversary bash for it, too. In celebration of the 15th season, free swing dancing lessons will be offered for all ages under the Town Clock by Brian Imbus and Pete Kenyon from 5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. Check out T-shirts and limited edition prints (created by award-winning artist Michael Schmalz of Refinery Design Co.) showcasing the 2006 Jazz logo during the event, sold by Dubuque Main St., Ltd. Obviously, delicious food and ice beer will be available starting at 5 p.m. Food vendors include Athenian Grill, A Little Taste of Philly, Bricktown, Carlos O’Kelly’s, Choo Choo Charlie’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Fat Tuesday’s, House of China, Jan’s Grate Shop, the Morning Optimists, Sugar Ray’s Barbecue, Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant, the Town Clock Inn and the Tater Booth. The Dubuque Jaycees will provide the beverages. Cash sponsors of the June performance are Prudential Financial, U.S. Bank and Steele Capital Management, Inc. June contributors are Allied Waste Services, Dubuque365. com, JMJ Screen Printing, KCRG TV-9, Mercy Medical Center, Radio Dubuque, Refinery Design Co., the Telegraph Herald and Union-Hoermann Press.
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The Heavenly States Monday, June 12
Counterproductions, Busted Lift by Aaron Hefel Rising from the ashes of mid-‘90s indie almost-band Flute Starbucker, The Heavenly States take the formula Archers of Loaf perfected and throw down-home classical gas into the mix. Hailing from Oakland, Calif., The Heavenly States are coming through Dubuque Monday, June 12, to once again to ask the question, “Do you need a biscuit?” Ted Nesseth’s vocals are at once tender and raging, while Genevieve Gagon’s keys and violin pretty the whole thing up. Jeremy Gagon’s background in jazz drumming lends itself to understated simplicity, always on but never over the top. “Black Comet,” the ‘States second record, captures everything they do right. Fiddle/ violin harmonies seamlessly change to crescendos while guitars crash and relent. Nesseth’s musings on love and politics provide the storyline to a deceptively intelligent pop record. If you are a fan of Archers of Loaf, Andrew Bird or The Frames, this show should not be missed. Also appearing will be Grainbelt, Lake Shore Drive and Face of Ruin.
Jason Ringenberg Saturday, June 17, The Busted Lift
by Aaron Hefel
In the early 1980s country music had gone the way of fluorescent lights – glossy production and no feeling. Jason Ringenberg and the Scorchers set to change all that by taking this new “punk rock” and applying it to their beloved country music. The world asked for a band rowdy like the Replacements but swinging like Hank Williams, someone to reclaim the country throne. 1985 saw the release of “Lost and Found,” a short document of the ferocious cow punk that the Scorchers brought. Through four more albums, they continued staying true to country roots and punk fervor. The mid-1990s saw the Scorchers scaling back touring and Ringenberg looking to start a family. Not looking to quit recording, Ringenberg chose to look inside and recall the protest folk and real country that branded his mind as a child. Songs jump from sparse Woody Guthrie acoustic arrangements to rock ‘n’ roll rave-ups, all with Ringenberg’s unique honky-tonk howl pushing it along. Ringenberg’s newest record, “Empire Builders,” puts the protest upfront without preaching. Pointing out simple inconsistencies and frustrations with the current administration while staying in tune with the everyman, Ringenberg emits an air of world-weary family man. This is a great show for fans of Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr. and Hank 3. And there’s more...
Farmer Jason Family worked its way into Ringenberg’s creative process more than once. Farmer Jason, his kid songs’ alter ego, blasts out educational acoustic silliness about animals, farm life, and our environment. Born out of a father and daughter’s trip to an equestrian farm, Ringenberg saw the experience as a chance to share that feeling with every child. Farmer Jason performs routinely at county fairs, schools, and libraries. Farmer Jason will be performing Saturday, June 17, in Farley Iowa at 2 p.m, at Farley Park. Bring the kids! Jason Ringenberg will be performing later on June 17 at the Busted Lift with special guest Matt Grimm and the Red Smear.
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Thursday, June 1
Saturday, June 3
Sunday, June 4
ochOsol Bartinis, 9 PM - 12 AM
Fran Felton Grape Harbor, 9 PM – 12 AM
Cozmo Billy New Diggings, 3:30 PM - 7:30 AM
Friday, June 2
BadFish Dagwoods, 9 PM – 1 AM
West Memphis Three Benefit The Busted Lift, 5 PM - 9 PM
Tuesday, June 6
Ralph Kluseman & Friends Riverwalk Patio - Grand Harbor Resort 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Loose Gravel (John Moran & Dean Mattoon) Riverwalk Patio - Grand Harbor Resort 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Jodi Splinter & Kevin Beck 3100 Club, 8 PM –12 AM
Wednesday, June 7
Horsin’ Around Band Catfish Charlie’s, 9 PM – 1 AM Big Muddy Grape Harbor, 9 PM – 12 AM Craig Erickson Blues Band The Busted Lift, 9 PM – 1 AM James Kinds and the All Night Riders Bartinis, 9 PM - 1 AM
Saturday, June 3 Julien’s Bluff Bent Prop Marina, 2 PM – 6 PM
Friday, June 9
LiviN’ Large Jumpers, 9 PM – 1 AM Okham’s Razor Doolittle’s, Cuba City, 9 PM – 1 AM Mr. Obvious Doolittle’s (Lancaster), 10 PM – 1 AM
Open Mic w/ the Dert Tones The Busted Lift, 9 PM - 12 AM The Wundo Band Pizzeria Uno, Platteville, 9 PM - 12 AM
Thursday, June 8 Two Blue Guitars The Pizza Factory, Asbury, 7 PM - 9 PM
The Rick Tittle Band 3100 Club, Midway Hotel, 8 PM - 12AM
Charlie Daniels Band Port of Dubuque, America’s River Fest 8:30 PM - 10 PM Horsin’ Around Band Port of Dubuque, America’s River Fest Eagle Window and Door Stage 8:30 PM - 10 PM Ken Wheaton Jamie’s Wine Studio, Glna, 7 PM - 9 PM Artie & The Pink Catillacs Red N Deb’s, P-ville, 9 PM - 1 AM Okham’s Razor Grape Harbor, 9 PM - 12:00 AM James Kinds and the All Night Riders The Busted Lift, 9 PM - 1 AM
The Wundo Band Main Street Galena, 5 PM – 6:30 PM Country Tradition/Horsin’ Around Band PRCA Jackson County Rodeo Party Bellevue Horseman’s Club Arena, 9 PM - 1 AM
Andy Schneider Jazz Trio The Busted Lift, 9 PM – 1 AM
Zero 2 Sixty Casseville Ferry Appreciation Days, 4 PM - 8 PM Massey Road Grand Tap, 7 PM - 11 PM
Saturday, June 10
Live Music Riverwalk Patio - Grand Harbor Resort 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday, June 9
The Mighty Short Bus The Yardarm, 8 PM – 12 AM
Cozmo Billy New Diggings, 9 PM - 1 AM
Country Tradition/Horsin’ Around Band PRCA Jackson County Rodeo Party, Bellevue Horseman’s Club Arena, 5 PM - 12 AM
Just Push Play Pitstop, 9 PM – 1 AM
Drill Remy’s, Warren, IL, 9:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Becky McMahon & the All For Fun Band Downtown Friday Night, Dyersville, 6 PM - 9 PM
Rocket Surgeons Denny’s Lux Club, 9 PM – 1 AM
Mr. Obvious Doolittle’s, Lancaster, 10 PM - 2 AM
Denny and the Folk-Ups Chestnut Mtn. Resort, 6 PM - 8 PM
Styx w/ Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls Port of Dubuque, America’s River Fest 8:30 PM - 10 PM Catch III, Jammer Port of Dubuque, America’s River Fest Eagle Window and Door Stage 8:30 PM - 10 PM
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Saturday, June 10
Wednesday, June 14
Brother Trucker The Busted Lift, 9 PM - 1 AM
The Wundo Band Pizzeria Uno, 9 PM - 12 AM
Country Tradition & Horsin’ Around PRCA Jackson County Rodeo Party, Bellevue Horseman’s Club Arena, 5 PM - 1 AM
Open Mic w/ the Dert Tones The Busted Lift, 9 PM - 12 AM
The Legends Cascade, Cruisin’ the Ave, 6 PM - 10 PM
Lay me down a phat beat!
Thursday, June 15 Cowboy & The Makeshift Band Mississippi Mug, 7:30 PM - 11 PM
Artie & The Pink Catillacs 3100 Club, Midway Hotel, 8 PM - 12 AM
Friday, June 16
Blackbloom Catfish Charlie’s, 8 PM - 12 AM
Orquesta Alto Maiz “Salsa Band” Dubuque & All That Jazz, 5 PM - 9 PM
Cowboy & The Makeshift Band Frontier Saloon, 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers The Busted Lift, 9 PM - 1 AM
Ken Wheaton Grape Harbor, 9 PM - 12 AM
Artie & The Pink Catillacs Happy’s Place, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Betty and the New Headlights Woodbine Bend Golf Course, 9 PM - 1 AM
Denny Troy Grape Harbor, 9 PM - 12 AM
50 Pound Rooster Dirty Ernie’s - Farley, IA, 9 PM - 1 AM
Saturday, June 17
Scarlet Runner New Diggings, 9 PM - 1 AM WhiskeyCow Jumpers, 9:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Sunday, June 11
Billy Dean Bellevue’s Rockin’ ‘n’ Splashin’ Fest 4 PM - 11 PM Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers, with guest Matt Grimm The Busted Lift, 9 PM - 1 AM Ken Wheaton Jamie’s Wine Studio, Glna, 7 PM - 9 PM
Yesterday - Beatles Tribute w/ Pirates over 40 Port of Dubuque, America’s River Fest 7:30 PM - 9 PM Apple Dumplin’s & Pat McCurdy Port of Dubuque, America’s River Fest Eagle Window and Door Stage 8:30 PM - 10 PM
Sid Vicious & the Human Resources Grape Harbor, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM Left of Center Dirty Earnies, 8 PM - 12 AM The Legends 3100 Club, Midway Hotel, 8 PM - 12 AM Horsin’ Around Band Bernard, IA Park, 9 PM - 12 AM
Scarlet Runner New Diggings, 3:30 PM - 7:30 AM
JB Richie and the Power Blues Band New Diggings, 9 PM - 1 AM
Somanydynamos, From Russia w/ Love The Busted Lift, 5 PM - 9 PM
Julien’s Bluff Dog House Lounge, 9 PM - 1 AM
Monday, June 12 The Heavenly States The Busted Lift, 5 PM - 9 PM
Tuesday, June 13 Loose Gravel duet Riverwalk Patio, Grand Harbor Resort 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fly By Night Presents “Cabaret” June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17, at 8 PM June 4, 11 & 18 at 2 PM Xtreme Dance Studio Presents: “Night with the Starz” June 3, at 7 PM Alice Cooper - Live in Concert July 1 at 8 PM Tickets on Sale, Sat. May 20 @ Noon Ticket Prices are: $36.75 & $30.75
The Rick Tittle Band Thums Up Pub and Grill, 9 PM - AM Mixed Emotions Red N Deb’s Bar & Grill, 9 PM - 1 AM Massey Road Dino’s Backside, 10:30 PM - 2:30 AM Relapse The Arena, E. Dubuque, 11 PM - 2 AM
Expires June 30, 2006
The Da Vinci Code
- A Film by Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) “The Da Vinci Code” is based on the wildly popular novel of the same name by Dan Brown. In the film adaptation, Tom Hanks portrays Robert Langdon, a Harvard scholar who specializes in symbology. When the curator of the Louvre is murdered, Langdon is implicated in the crime and pulled into a complicated and intricate plot by a fanatical religious organization to protect a secret so incredible that it would bring down centuries of religious beliefs. This group will stop at nothing, even murder. Thus begins the search for the Holy Grail through the streets and museums of Paris. Langdon is joined by police detective Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) who knows he is innocent and helps him stay one step ahead of Bishop Manuel Aringarosa (Alfred Molina), his devout follower Silas and Detective Bezu Fache (Jean Reno). Also along for the ride is Sir Leigh Teabing (Sir Ian McKellen), a longtime friend of Langdon and a Grail expert. The Da Vinci Code is an interesting, intriguing and intelligent thriller. Be forewarned, the story is rather complicated so you will want to pay attention and watch the screen closely at all times. As a fan of history, especially movies that use history as a plot device, I really enjoyed the intricate way in which this story weaves events from our collective past into the plot. On the technical side of the film, Ron Howard once again proves he is more than just Opie or Richie Cunningham. He carries the film on his shoulders but also knows when to allow his actors to shine. He uses the tools he has at his disposal to create some haunting imagery and to accentuate the story. The remainder of the cast is also top-notch, from McKellen to relative newcomer Tautou. We recommend that you see this film, no matter what your beliefs are. It will either reinforce what you already believe or allow you to see your own faith in a different light. I doubt it will change your perspective but it might focus it a bit. I am anxious to read the novel now and will most likely see the film again, if I can fit it in my schedule (it did take almost a week to see it the first time, after all).
.X-Men: The Last Stand - A Film by Brett Ratner (Red Dragon, Rush Hour) In the third installment in the “X-Men” movie series based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, our beloved X-Men are faced with the ultimate threat to their survival: a cure. One special mutant has been found who can eliminate a mutant’s powers simply by being in close proximity to them. A pharmaceutical company has figured out a way to use this mutant to create a vaccine. When it appears that the government may use the cure as a weapon instead of allowing mutants to voluntarily choose to take the cure, Magneto (Sir Ian McKellen) gathers an army of like-minded mutants to stop the government from implementing its plan. He enlists the aid of Pyro (Aaron Stanford) and Mystique (Rebecca Romijn) and some other familiar faces from the previous films to help lead the charge. Fighting at all costs to stop him are Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Storm (Halle Berry), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) and Rogue (Anna Paquin) among many others. The fight becomes a war where there are significant losses on both sides, both human and mutant. “X-Men: The Last Stand” follows in the footsteps of the first two “X-Men” movies, bringing back every major actor/character from the first two highly successful films for what, for some, is potentially the last movie in the series. By now, pretty much everyone knows that some of the major characters from those other movies will not survive “The Last Stand” but, as we’ve seen in the past, no one ever really stays dead in the world of superheroes. If this film is as successful as the first two, you can rest assured there will be another. The young cast of up-and-coming characters could easily carry the series forward, with more minor roles for the high-priced actors whose characters survive this film. Some of the losses will shock you but they really make this film work better. The knowledge that no one is safe heightens the suspense. The story here is becoming a little redundant (government sees mutants as a threat, Professor Xavier wants to find common ground and Magneto wants to fight them) but it is again effectively played out on the big screen and there are enough differences between this and the other two films to make it work. And, the series has done a great job developing these characters for the audience. Sure, if you see this film without seeing the other two first, you will undoubtedly not understand all of the history here but there probably aren’t too many people who will be in that position. When all is said and done, “X-Men: The Last Stand” is an entertaining installment in the series and we hope we get a few more.
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By Tim “The Anti-Wando” Brechlin
It’s a pretty simple premise. A couple (Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston) decides to break up, yet both parties refuse to move out of the condo they’ve been sharing. A war of mind-games and general tomfoolery ensues as each attempts to drive the other out. Insider reports and early trade paper reviews have been
unmerciful, with the general consensus being that “The Break-Up” is a disaster. We’e hoping otherwise, as Vince Vaughn is too great a talent to be wasting away in low-rent movies like this. Our take? Wait for The Wonderful Wando’s movie review on Dubuque365.com before making a decision.
upon a real-life radio variety show syndicated on public radio, also produced by Keillor. A stellar cast, including Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin, also headlines. With Keillor’s penchant for biting humor and Altman’s pedigree as one of the finest directors of our time, this one is automatically worth a look.
A Prairie Home Companion: Celebrated writer Garrison Keillor joins forces with legendary director Robert Altman. As a beloved Americana radio show begins its final broadcast, Altman and Keillor give us a look at what goes on backstage. The movie is actually based
In a remake of the 1976 horror romp, two parents realize to their growing horror that their young son may be the son of the Devil, ushering in the end of the world on 6/6/06 – the 666 representing the Mark of the Beast.
Don’t expect more than a typical modern horror movie – slick visuals, some decent gore effects, but nothing really running under the hood. Most movie remakes are like listening to a cover of an Elvis song; you enjoy it while it lasts, but you really want to hear the original right away.
Ah, the thrill of anticipation. You spend months waiting for that big movie, you stand in line to buy your tickets, you’re there on opening night...and then you find out that your two hours would have been better spent punching yourself in the face and your nine bucks were better off at the corner tavern. We know this pain well. So here’s our take on the movies of the next two weeks, and hopefully you can avoid any face-punching catastrophes.
JUNE 9 Cars:
The brilliant John Lasseter’s pet project finally comes to fruition at Pixar, telling the story of a young hotshot race car (voiced by Owen Wilson) who begins a journey of self-discovery on his way to a big race. While the trailers haven’t really set our world on
fire, and the presence of Larry the Cable Guy is enough for a red flag on our racetrack, let’s look at the basics: It’s John Lasseter, Pixar’s creative force behind all the recent classics like “Finding Nemo,” and it’s Pixar, for heaven’s sake. We’ll be shocked if this one doesn’t take the checkered flag.
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offered Dale. “It could make things interesting. Perhaps we are going to get this project off the ground I thought. I then called my pals, Jim Barefoot and Kathy McMullen, at Mediacom. “What do you need?” they asked. “Jim,” I responded. “He’s the best sound guy I’ve ever met. This is going to require his expertise.”
Using Television to Teach Kids Gardening By Gary Olsen
Megan Dalsing is a nutritionist from Hy-Vee and she is probably one of the fittest people I’ve ever met. When she hugged me once, I swear she left bruises. We had been working together on the hit series “Kids in the Kitchen” that is sponsored by and filmed at Hy-Vee. One day she asked me if I could help her recruit kids for a garden project she had in mind. Was I surprised that a nutritionist actually enjoyed planting and harvesting her own food? Of course not! I was intrigued, and I began asking questions. “Where is this garden going to be?” “On property I have available adjoining my home at Barrington Lake. It was my grandfather’s.” “Well, if I’m going to help recruit kids, this better be a television show,” I said. I was already seeing kids raking, planting, weeding, watering, and hopefully learning something in the process. And Megan’s insistence on the garden being organic was just one more wrinkle in the fabric of the show. Next, I consulted my executive producer of “Kids in the Kitchen,” Wally Brown, and he immediately asked me, “What do you think you’ll need… tools, plants, picnic tables, a porta-potty?” A list was started. There wasn’t anything Wally couldn’t get if we really needed it. “What about a helicopter? … Kidding!” I quickly added. “But that porta-potty is a great idea.” Another person was brought into our rapidly expanding loop: Sarah Selchert. She’s a friend of Megan’s and she happens to belong to the family that owns Steve’s Ace Hardware and Steve’s Home and Garden Center. Besides Hy-Vee, Steve’s Ace was a natural fit. She was enthused. But would kids be interested in gardening? We called a meeting with one of the middle school principals, Dale Lass, at Roosevelt, and he thought students might, but he wasn’t sure. He agreed to help promote it, and I started building a website with all of the details. And then I asked, “What if we have enough kids to form teams or tribes that would compete in various tasks associated with the garden?” “Kids love to compete,”
Then I remembered a guy I had met several months ago while I was having a conversation with Cindy Steinhauser, assistant city manager for the City of Dubuque. She reminded me that the Solid Waste Manager, Paul Schultz (with whom I was acquainted), was an expert in recycling and composting. “You should give him a call,” suggested Cindy. “I’ll tell him about your show because I’m seeing him this afternoon.” “Great!” I responded. I had a callback later that day. The City was on board with the picnic tables, and better yet, Paul Schultz agreed to be an on-camera expert in all matters of garden composting. He would create a state of the art composting operation at the garden site. The call for cast members went out a week before our first production day. That wasn’t much time. The clock was ticking and we had to get crops planted or we would miss our window of opportunity. I figured we would get about 10 kids, tops. The calls went out to all of the middle schools, and I kept my fingers crossed. On that first Saturday we were shooting, 25 families showed up! We almost had to call the Sheriff’s Office to help direct traffic. About half the kids have never gardened before. Among my favorite moments so far was this young man planting okra. I asked him, “Have you ever eaten okra?” “No,” he responded, “but I’m planting it.” We are shooting one to two episodes a week, and on a rainy day we toured the greenhouses at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. That was a great episode. As I film this, I’m amazed at the entertainment value as well as what everyone is learning. We have a parade of expert gardeners and farmers who are just delighted to some and help us. The show is called “The Garden Organic,” and the point of it all is to grow and garden with no chemicals and use only natural and certified organic plant supplements. So really, this isn’t just about gardening, but gardening organically. This is what makes our show totally unique.
I’m going to try to shoot the episodes and get them out as quickly as possible on our website and on Cable TV Mediacom Channel 19. As I write this, I already have five episodes in the can, and we have absolutely beautiful stuff. Every time I look through the viewfinder of the camera, I pray the tape doesn’t break or the battery go dead. It’s incredible. The kids are wonderful. There’s more than plants growing in “The Garden Organic.” We are growing character. Log on the www.dubuque.k12.ia.us, and click on “The Garden Organic” link. You can download the episodes right off the website. Gary Olsen is an award-winning media designer and producer. He is the public affairs coordinator and web developer for Dubuque Community Schools.
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Put down your fork! The Iowa Department of Public Health is again requesting that citizens with fresh, dead crows and blue jays on their property call the local health department for collection in order to test the birds for West Nile Virus. If you live within the city limits, call the City of Dubuque Health Services Department at 589-4181. If you live outside the city of Dubuque, but in Dubuque County, call the Dubuque County Health Department at 557-7396.
A Look at Progress in Dubuque On Your Mark…Get Set…VOTE!
By Mayor Roy D. Buol
The “right” to vote wasn’t just handed to Americans. They had to fight for it! Two hundred years ago, you had to be white, male, wealthy and 21 to vote.
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Your great-grandmothers faithfully protested for 75 years before the 19th Amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote in 1920.
Compost is now available at the Dubuque Metro Landfill. Residents may purchase compost on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. only and businesses may purchase compost on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. only. The compost sells for $5 per cubic yard with a minimum charge of $2. Pickup trucks will be mechanically loaded by landfill personnel; however, persons picking up smaller quantities of compost must bring their own containers and shovels and self-load. Compost is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to all Dubuque and Delaware county residents and businesses. The Dubuque Metro Landfill is located at 14501 Highway 20 West, approximately 2.5 miles west of the Northwest Arterial intersection. For additional information, call the Solid Waste Education Office at 563-588-7933 or the Dubuque Metro Landfill at 563-557-8220.
Twenty-one was the magic age for the “right” to vote, when, during the Vietnam War era, your relatives raised their voices: “If we are old enough to fight and die for our country, we are old enough to vote!” That collective voice resulted in the 26th Amendment being passed in 1971, guaranteeing every 18-, 19- and 20-year-old (and older) the right to vote! Yes, voting is a right we take for granted and it defines our nation as a democracy. As we today listen to the national and international news, we should be humbled by the opportunity we have to shape our future, and do anything except take that right to vote for granted.
The time is near…some things to consider in the upcoming Primary races: • Which candidate understands issues facing young adults and young families, and will work hard to influence your opportunities in life?
Road to Success
• Which candidate has demonstrated the experience and ability to improve the vitality and stability of your community as a whole (as opposed to those who say they will)?
The City of Dubuque’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program will sponsor its fourth annual “Road to Success” on Tuesday, June 6, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Immanuel Congregational Church at 1795 Jackson St. Donations of job interview-appropriate attire and door prizes for participants are being accepted by the City of Dubuque’s Housing and Community Development Department. The “Road to Success” program was developed to provide Dubuque’s low-income families the skills they need to become economically independent and free of all welfare benefits. The program offers general job-hunting skills, professional resume assistance, advice on interview preparation and it gives participants the opportunity to choose one or two free interview outfits. This free workshop is limited to Family Self-Sufficiency Program participants. Childcare is available to allow interested persons to participate. Refreshments and door prizes will also be provided. The event is free but registration is required by Tuesday, May 30. For more information on donations of interview-appropriate attire and door prizes, or to register for “Road to Success,” please call Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator Carroll Clark at 589-4230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Which candidate will partner to achieve a national balanced budget, without sacrificing the safety of our women and men serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, or the education of our nation’s children at home?
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As we know, all politics are local…what happens in D.C. and Des Moines, and the choice of whom we send there, will indeed impact our lives at home! We have a critical Primary election facing us on Tuesday, June 6. You can go to the Dubuque County Courthouse Elections Office immediately and through Monday, June 5, to cast your vote. Or, you can call the courthouse at 563-589-4457 to find out your polling location, and then set time aside to vote there on Tuesday, June 6th until the polls close at 8 p.m. (Polling locations are also listed in the voting article on page 22 of this issue of 365ink.) Embracing the right to vote will help young adults and families to “own” their future, and secure the dignity in retirement earned by our seniors. Above all, it will make the efforts of our visionary and hard-working ancestors mean something!
Uncle Sam pity the fool that don’t vote!
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QUITYERBITCHIN! Vote ... It’s a privilege. Hey. Make time to vote in the June 6 primary. We are living in politically charged and changing times in the heartland. Our future could be incredible. Be a part of it. Check out Web sites for two of the major races: Governor and Unied States Representative. Call the Courthouse for more information at 563-589-4416.
Mike Blouin (D), www.mikeblouin.com Chet Culver (D), www.chetculver.com Ed Fallon (D), www.fallonforgovernor.com Jim Nussle (R), www.jimnussle.com
For US Representative Bruce Braley (D), www.brucebraley.com Rick Dickinson (D), www.rickdickinson.org Bill Gluba (D), www.glubaforcongress.com Denny Heath (D), www.dennyheath.com Bill Dix (R), www.billdix.com Brian Kennedy (R), www.briankennedy.com Mike Whalen (R), www.mikewhalen.com
Don’t know where to go? We’ll tell you. And if you don’t know what precinct you’re in, call the Courthouse at 563-589-4416.
Here’s the order: Precinct #, polling place and address. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Table Mound School 100 Tower Drive Theisen’s Home Center 2900 Dodge Irving School 2520 Pennsylvania Assembly of God Church 3939 Pennsylvania Hempstead High School 3715 Pennsylvania Tri-State Blind Society 3333 Asbury Eisenhower School 2170 Spring Valley Tri-State Blind Society 3333 Asbury Wahlert High School 2001 Kane Westminister Church 2155 University Westminister Church 2155 University Fire Station 32nd & Central Windsor Park 801 Davis Street Comiskey Park Bldg. 2400 Jackson Street Audubon School 605 Lincoln Holy Trinity Church 1700 Lincoln Election Annex 707 Central St. John’s Parish House 1401 Locust St. John’s Parish House 1401 Locust Y Community Building Dodge & Booth Roberta Kuhn Center 1150 Carmel Drive
Encke is not without some experience in music. A trombone player in school, he was seduced by the guitar at age 13, eventually taking lessons and learning to read charts. He played in the requisite rock bands in high school but by age 19 began to listen seriously to Miles Davis and other jazz luminaries. Now he teaches music at the University of Dubuque and the Northeast Iowa School of Music (NISOM).
(continued from page 12) ...Obe’s congas in the mix, Sturman led the group through some Latin jazz territory. “I was blown away,” says Encke. Adams says he doesn’t mind giving up his place behind the drum kit for another player to sit in. “ I get to see some great players,” he said. “I learn something every time.” With so many different players sitting in, Encke tries to keep the material diverse. Even casual fans of jazz will recognize some of the standards. Describing the repertoire as “open jazz,” Encke says ‘Round Midnight plays in a variety of jazz styles including free jazz, swing, bop and postbop, blues, bossa nova and samba, “sometimes all those mixed together at the same time.”
Both Encke and Adams are excited about how the Tuesday night jazz sessions are developing, noting how much the community needed a venue for live jazz. “There was no place to go in Dubuque for live jazz,” Encke observes. Still, the duo does not take it all too seriously. Joking about their “jazz uniform” – a jacket and slacks – Adams confesses, “This is one of the first times I’ve been dressed up since a wedding when I was a kid.” ‘Round Midnight plays every Tuesday at Isabella’s, beginning much earlier, ‘round 8:30 p.m., but often playing until midnight. Join them for live jazz and a glass of their favorite wine, Park Farms Marechal Foch. Isabella’s is located in the basement of the Ryan House, 1375 Locust Street in Dubuque. For more information, call 563-585-2049.
MATTITUDE: Being yourself on purpose!
The eyes have it by Matt Booth
Next to breathing, smiling is the most important and simplest action you can take. To produce a powerful weapon, combine that smile with eye contact. When you do, you build a communication weapon so powerful it has been outlawed in elevators, airports, and used car lots across the country. Eye contact determines the difference between a successful encounter and one that leads to embarrassment and even rejection. Eye contact with a smile is the quickest, easiest, least-expensive way to get what you want.
you are not trustworthy. While using eye contact, be careful not to stare, squint or blink your eyes rapidly. Consider how long you look into someone’s eyes when you speak. Eye contact expresses intimacy, and as a direct glance becomes longer, the feelings become more intense. Because of the intimacy and openness involved with eye contact,
It’s the number-one form of nonverbal communication and the best way to get someone’s attention. It is the communication foundation and a terrific step toward first impression, friendship and business relationships. Trust and eye contact are very closely related. Failing to make eye contact causes suspicion. The eyes speak mutely, but they speak truly. Avoiding eye contact sends a message and you appear shifty, sneaky, guilty, bashful or frightened. If you have a habit of looking away while listening, it shows lack of interest. Failing to maintain eye contact while speaking at a minimum shows lack of confidence in what you are saying and at a maximum sends the indication that
some people often have trouble with it. Eye contact does not come naturally to everyone. In fact, many people have difficulty looking at someone in the eye. If you find yourself nervous about looking people directly in the eye, start small and keep working at improving. With practice, you will become more comfortable with giving people direct eye contact and you’ll enjoy the benefits.
Mattitude 1% Improvement Tip University on Wheels There are studies that show you spend about the same amount of time in your car as it takes to get four PhDs. With the price of gas these days, it’d probably cost the same as four PhDs. I’m not sure what is in shorter supply and higher demand: Gas or time? This 1-percent Mattitude improvement tip won’t improve your fuel efficiency; it will improve your real-world efficiency. Consider your car as a University on Wheels. While driving in your car, you have the time to learn a new language, become more motivated, or develop skills and insight to become a better person, spouse, parent, employer or employee. Get some books on tape from your favorite speakers and authors and learn while driving. Could self-improvement be any easier? You don’t have to be obsessed with it, just keep in mind that it is very productive to turn your vehicle into a University on Wheels. Improving your life, even just by 1 percent, can make all the difference! Remember, not every tip will work for everyone. What tips do you use to improve your life, even just a little bit? Please take an active part of this community. If you have a useful tip, I encourage you to send it to me so others can benefit. Simply send tips to: tips@ mattbooth.com.
Does your business or organization need Mattitude? Contact Matt today at 563-590-9693 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Captain and … Café du Monde At least check out the menu
Strap on your Manolo Blahniks. Come hungry. This date could save your relationship. The Captain’s Ball at the Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium is probably one of the classiest, coolest, most unique celebrations in the region. And it’s not just for riverboat captains or National Rivers Hall of Famers. River rats from across the country show up for the event, which is held in Dubuque because of the amazing Smithsonian-affiliated facility we are home to -- and the ball is open to the community. You’re not doing anything on June 24 and, admit it, you really feel like dancing. Fine … but your girlfriend really feels like dancing. Yeah, it’s a bill, but that’s why it’s called a ball. Splurge. You know how you sometimes complain that Dubuque doesn’t really have many black-tie, you never have an opportunity to wear that dress again, drive your wife to the door and help her out because of Jimmy Choos, wine-sipping, roasted corn-cutlet, pheasant and morel ravioli-eating events? This is one of those things. Make it a love date. Oh, and if you are a riverboat captain, you can wear your ensemble. You know who you are. The Captain’s Ball and induction of the National Rivers Hall of Fame is Saturday, June 24, at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., induction of people into the National Rivers Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. and dinner and dancing at 7:30 p.m. Rodney P. Burwell will receive the 2006 National Achievement Award. The Chairman and CEO of Xerxes Corp. is the inventor of the fiberglass barge cover. And the menu is stuffed with delectable food from Mississippi River cultures. Check it out: Spicy poached shrimp, duck breast stuffed with wild rice, roasted corn cutlets, pheasant and morel raviolis, beef loin with béarnaise sauce, smoked carp, sturgeon and salmon, Louisiana roast beef, New Orleans bread pudding with bourbon sauce, jambalaya and Café du Monde.
t e n a l P h s fi t a C is O PEN! In a city where fishermen thrive, twangy, plastic singing fish are funny and catfish are regular Lenten fare, its surprising how little we Dubuquers know about the 100 species of catfish that make up 34 percent of all freshwater fish. After you leave “Catfish Planet,” you’ll know and love catfish so much, you won’t ever want to eat them again. Just kidding.
You can walk through a series of relatable fishy topics at the exhibit, including history, defense, feeding, reproduction, camouflage, habitat, senses, catfishes and people and conservation. The exhibit will also discuss larger issues like water pollution, deforestation and dams and effects on catfishes. The exhibit is an original creation of the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium staff and will be made available to other aquariums throughout the United States at the conclusion of its run in 2007. “Catfish Planet” is a particularly cool, relevant and informative exhibit. Check it out. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oh, and if you want to read the ramblings of J. Kelsey Catfish, the official spokesfish of Catfish Planet, you can befriend him at www.myspace.com/catfishplanet. He’s brilliant.
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Dear Trixie: My husband has decided we need to go to Disney World this summer. This will be the first vacation for our children who are 6, 4 and 2. They have never behaved on a car ride in the past so I can imagine how awful it will be. They hit each other and shriek at the top of their lungs until I yell at them or stop the car. Do you know of a way to keep them quiet and occupied for two thousand miles? -Help Dear Help: Cough syrup and duct tape. Dear Trixie: Have you heard about this smoking in the workplace ban? They’re trying to abolish smoking in bars and restaurants! Is it just me, or do you find this unconstitutional? --Marlboro Man Dear Marlboro Man: I don’t think anyone should be allowed to smoke anywhere-- except me. I also think the drinking age should be raised to 40, now that I’m 45. Dear Trixie: My little dachshund is so naughty! He barks and barks and barks whenever someone comes to the door. And when I scold him, he snarls at me. Spanking seems to do no good. What can I do? --Mad Dog-Ma Dear Dog-Ma: Try playing Mariah Carey’s Greatest Hits. No dog will put up with that. Dear Trixie: What’s it going to take to stop war? We don’t even have a draft anymore and here are a whole generation of boys and girls clamoring to join the service. I think it’s for the education and medical benefits. Do you think if health care and college were affordable for everybody then no one would join the Army? --Just A Thought Dear Just a Thought: I think if plastic surgery were free the world over there’d be no war. Who’d go into battle with a new nose? Dear Trixie: Do you believe in evil? Demonic possession, gibberish or speaking in tongues? --What’s up With That? Dear What’s up: You can call it anything you want. Some people call it Catholicism. Other people call it the Seattle Sound. I call it pillow talk. Dear Trixie: What do you call a guy who is totally preoccupied with picking up strange girls and boffing them? --Concerned Friend Dear Concerned Friend: A failure at masturbation?
ARIES When preparing brownies to take to a summer pool party, don’t apply the “one for me, one for them” approach to divvying up the goods. Espcially if you’re planning on wearing a bathing suit at the party. Wait till you get home and make more then. TAURUS Stay away from the ultra-greasy foods for the next two days. While they may taste good going down, when good ol’ number 1.5 strikes and you’re feeling that terrible rush, you’ll remember the words of Dr. Skrap. GEMINI Don’t be alarmed when your air conditioner breaks down next week. Yes, it will get hot, humid and sweaty, and your home will be a sauna. But always remember that it could be worse. You could be undergoing a Tabasco sauce enema. CANCER Pay close attention to your supply of eggs. If you run out, you’ll be unable to make an omelet. And a life without omelets just isn’t a life worth living. Much like a life without bacon. LEO Country music is a powerful thing. Did you know that if you play a country song backwards, your dog comes back and your wife doesn’t leave you? And you get your truck back, too! VIRGO The temptation may be strong, when you’re in a pinch and looking for something to eat, but please ... don’t turn to Spam. It isn’t food by any definition of the word. It’s high-protein refuse from the bowels of Satan. LIBRA Consider an alternative approach to your best friend’s birthday gift. Sure, you could take him out on the town, and that’s all well and good. But why not branch out a bit? Give him a real gift. Give him Wisconsin cheese curds. It’s the perfect squeaky gift. SCORPIO Consider an alternative approach to your worst enemy’s birthday. Sure, she ditched you at the bars and you don’t know what she did with your Barry Manilow collection. But why not branch out? Go for the gusto. Give her Spam. SAGITTARIUS In your big staff meeting next week, you might be hard-pressed to get a word in edgewise. But when you do finally get a chance to speak, make it count. Begin your statement by saying, “I mean this sincerely.” You’ll have your audience captivated. CAPRICORN Your neighbor’s garden gnome is watching you at night. So give it a show. Play some air guitar in your underwear. Sing “I Want You To Want Me” like you’ve never sang it before. On second thought, scratch that. Don’t give the gnome the wrong idea. AQUARIUS You need to come clean this week. You’ve been hiding your terrible secret for so long ... it’s time to let the truth be known. People might not understand and they might scorn you, but it’s OK. Just let it out. Admit that you own the complete library of Milli Vanilli. PISCES Don’t be a shut-in during festival season. There’s something for everyone. If you don’t like burgers, you can have a barbecue. If you don’t like barbecue, you can get tacos. If you don’t like tacos, you can get hot dogs. If you don’t like hot dogs, you can get taters. And if you don’t like taters, you’re beyond redemption.
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Howling at the Moon:
Bud heavy and true country
By Nick Klenske
What is it and where can I find some? As a designer, I’m often asked how I come up with my ideas. Honestly, some days I don’t know. All kidding aside, I am inspired by nearly everything because I choose to see the possibility. Inspiration isn’t elusive; sometimes it’s as easy as closing our eyes and actually hearing the sounds around us. Maybe we need a road trip and a change of scenery. Watch a movie or buy new sunglasses. We all get “stuck in a rut” from time to time. Our everyday lives are filled with mundane chores and trips to the bank and grocery store. Even trying to make Tuesday night dinner exciting every Tuesday night gets old. And, yes, our interiors often start looking “tired” and uninspired as well. As a designer it’s my job to help guide you to find your own inspiration for your home’s interior. I credit this as one of my strongest professional attributes. (Yes, I’m suggesting I have more than one.) I don’t live in your home and I am unable to create a beautiful room unless I can get a little inspiration from you, the homeowner. I can tell when I walk into a room whether or not the chosen décor was inspired or just “decorated”. A room has to have soul. It requires a personality, hopefully one that is reflective of you. Our interior spaces should reflect our spirit, always changing and evolving. Here are a few tips to reinvent your home’s
interior, and who knows, it might inspire much more. • Take everything out of the room and only place back into it the objects that truly inspire you. I realize your hubby’s recliner isn’t always inspiring, but maybe it is to him so a compromise might be required. • Replace those melted droopy candles with new ones. It helps me feel like not everything is old and used. • Change the curtain hardware or the drapes or both. Draw the curtains back with a tassel or holdback. Remove the valance and use the panels alone. Mix it up. • Paint, paint, paint. For heaven’s sake, put some color on the walls or the ceiling. Color can help lift our spirits after a hectic day. It’s just paint! Have fun with it. • Change the hardware on the kitchen or bath cabinet doors and drawers. The selection is better than ever. • Switch out the light fixture or put a dimmer switch on the dining room chandelier. Change doesn’t need to be monumental to have a monumental effect. Life is great fun and decorating our homes should be as well. I often feel like decorating advice can also be great life advice. Start looking at the possibility in the life that surrounds you. It makes me wonder, does an inspiring interior lead to an inspired life, or does an inspiring life lead to an inspired home? Maybe that’s like trying to answer which came first: The chicken or the egg?
“Baby, it’s time we got back to the basics.”
kids to “pay attention to the bubbles, not the words.”
That’s what Waylon Jennings says, singing to me through the scratchy speaker of my out-dated Dell.
Bearing witness to a general return to the basics, even if just for a night, I am ready to assimilate. I saunter up to the Jaycees’ beer tent and order two big glasses of Bud-heavy, take alternating swigs from each and howl at the moon.
I wonder, “What are these basics he is singing about?” For some reason I envision a relaxed Midwest summer, the time of year when the sun warms up and the night becomes shy. I get a feeling Waylon’s basics involve getting drunk under twilight stars while dancing to the twang of country guitars. I decide to take his advice and seek out these basic comforts supposedly found in country music. Not new-age, pop-infused, Ford-truck promoting, candy-coated radio hits. I’m talking beer drinking, shit-kicking, tear-jerking, howl-at-the-moon classic country. The kind composed while drunkenly mourning Mama’s demise at the hands of a runaway train before backing your pickup over your dog Duke after a night celebrating your release from prison. Yes, I’m talking real country music. I saddle into my foreign-born S.U.V. and start driving, not knowing where I am going but guessing I would eventually end up somewhere. Then, somewhere along Bluff Street, I hear it: “I’ve been everywhere, man; I’ve been everywhere, man...” Cash, seemingly serenading me towards the Town Clock. I pull over and turn off my car. The music beckons me. I apprehensively approach the Dubuquefest stage and see a bona-fide vintage country band. Big hats, big belt-buckles and big country sound. A large crowd gathers under a rain-threatening sky. Most seem in the grasp of inebriation, many are dancing, and one couple is performing a questionable, alcohol-incited mating ritual. The Big City Honky Tonk band is cussing and Pupy Costello encourages the
Several beers later and lost in the depths of the philosophical lyric, “When I gamble I’m always losing but with drinking I win every night,” I realize I have stumbled back to the basics Waylon was singing about. Perhaps you do not need to go all the way to Luckenbach, Texas. Maybe the basics are right here in Dubuque, Iowa, where all it takes is a perfect combination of summer nights, live music, cold beverages, family, friends and forgetting all things of fabricated importance. Waylon was right. We live lives preoccupied with the complexities of careers, bank accounts and misplaced materialism. True happiness can only be understood when we find our way back to the basics of love and of life. I found my way back through a night of classic country music; through the lyrical prose of a man whose name is pronounced “poopy” and whose twelvestep program to happiness begins with a trip to the bar “to get myself a PBR.”
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Muscatine a ‘pleasant surprise’ to non-profit By Peter Rugg of the Muscatine Journal
A representative of Iowans for a Better Future said visiting Muscatine wasn’t what he’d expected. And he meant it in a good way. “I think we were all pleasantly surprised,” said Brad Parks, cochair of Iowans for a Better Future (IBF). The non-profit group, which seeks to distinguish Iowa as a national leader in culture, the arts, history, humanities and sciences, visited Muscatine Thursday as part of its Grow Iowa Tour. “I think Muscatine is seen as an industrial manufacturing town, and I think Muscatine’s image to many people is really from 10 or 20 years ago ... but it’s really evident you have a diverse community. It’s almost an urban feel in a small town environment,” Parks said. The Grow Iowa Tour will examine communities across Iowa, and is done bi-annually, to help take the pulse of community leaders, industry and young professionals. A series of surveys taken in each town between now and October will be part of the findings IBF presents at the Young Professionals of Iowa conference in Des Moines and, later, a legislative summit. “You guys seem to be addressing diversity issues very well,” Parks said. “Muscatine has an $18-plus (hourly) average wage, which is higher than most places in Iowa, and you seem to have a good international employment base with the companies here. “There are some challenges, like the ability for young people to have something to do,” he added. “But then again, many people we talked to mentioned that it’s a safe town with nice people and that’s tough to beat.” During the visit, IBF representatives took a
trolley tour of the city, met with community volunteer leaders, business community leaders and area young professionals. The final part of the day focused on retaining Iowa’s young professional talent. “We talked with young people about doing some outdoor Friday night music festivals,” Parks said. “And Muscatine does have a young professionals network that attracts some attention.” Parks said that he would discuss Muscatine’s survey results with Gary Carlson, president and CEO of Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Carlson said he was not yet sure what would be done with the data once it was presented, but said he was proud of the community leaders presentation during Thursday’s visit. Regarding Muscatine’s reputation, Carlson said he wasn’t surprised if people who haven’t visited the city recently have an out-dated idea of what Muscatine is like, and said the community should continue to market itself. “I think you do it bit by bit and every time you have an example to showcase the community you do it,” Carlson said, noting that the upcoming RAGBRAI event in July would be another chance. “It’s a bit like advertising, you never know which advertisement someone’s going to read or hear.” Contact Peter Rugg at: 563-263-2332 Ext. 322 or peter. firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright 2006, The Muscatine Journal
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Know your three “Rs.” Kind of. Register, Read, gRand Prize Drawing. The Carnegie-Stout Public Library begins its free, take-home Summer Reading Program for kids ages birth through 11. Begin registering on Monday, June 5 at the Children’s Help Desk or online at www.dubuque. lib.ia.us/kidsweb/register.htm. Kids who haven’t started reading yet or need help reading are welcome to join in the fun. Reach goals and get in the drawing for a grand prize including a party at Choo Choo Charlie’s, family passes to Crystal Lake Cave and two parties at the Grand Harbor Waterpark.
Against the Grain
Against the Grain: Contemporary Turned Wood Urns by Steve Sinner features carefully crafted vessels and skilled woodworking and will be on display from May 30 to August 13 in the Dubuque Museum of Art. Sinner concentrates on vase forms – difficult because of their deep, hollow interiors. He was a Purchase Award winner in the DMA’s Tri-State TriAnnual Invitational exhibition in 2003/04. He lives with his wife in Bettendorf, Iowa. The exhibit is on display in the Kris Mozena McNamer Gallery and organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art and presented by Cottingham & Butler. The opening reception for this exhibition will be held Thursday, June 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission to the reception is $10 for non-members and free for members.
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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown The Bell Tower Theater is pleased to announce this summer’s musical comedy “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” directed by Bell Tower Theater Artistic Director Sue Riedel. In the 1950s animator Charles Schultz introduced a group of kids that have been loved for generations. The “Peanuts” characters come to life in this musical for the whole family. See Charlie Brown and his kite, Linus and his blanket, Lucy and her psychiatrist booth, Schroeder and his piano and Snoopy and his supper dish. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 16 to July 22. The ensemble production stars local actors Scott Schneider, Desi English, George Holland, Beth Kintz, Zachary Mattison and John Woodin as the lovable “Peanuts” characters.
THE ANSWERS! (The Questions are on page 6.) 1. D. Five different flags have flown over Dubuque since 1673. 2. The flags represented were: The Fleur de Lis of France, the Royal Flag of Spain, the Union Jack of England, the French Republic Flag of Napoleon and the America’s Stars and Stripes. Um. We all knew that, did you? 3. C. Jake Rosenthal called his theater The Bijou. No one would ever name a theatre Bruce. (Correction, smartypants: there is the Bruce theater in Bruce, Wisconsin.) 4. The leading ladies of vaudeville performed at The Grand Opera House.
6. C. Clarke College’s theater is called Terence Donaghoe Hall … otherwise known as TDH. (Jansen Hall is for musical performances). 7. D. The Grand’s June 26 & 27 auditions are for “Aladdin Jr.” 8. The Dubuque Fine Arts Players sponsor The National One-Act Playwriting Contest. It is held in August at Loras College. 9. Main Street Players Theater Company is located in Galena. It was on there twice. It was your best bet. 10. D. This really isn’t an answer or an excuse. You should check out the great theatre in the Tri-States. With so many theaters and porduction companies from high school and college shows to the half-dozen renowned theater companies in the area. You simply have no excuse not to take in a show this Summer. There are showtimes to fit every schedule and prices to fit every budget.
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Spring Music on Main Dance to music under the sun and stars during Spring Music on Main on June 3 from noon until 10 p.m. at Green Street Plaza on Green and Commerce streets. Check out area artists, eat, drink and be merry. Cost for adults is $5, $2 for kids ages 10 –18 and kids under 10 can enter at no cost. For more information call 815-777-9050.
GTA Farmers Market Head out to the Galena Territory Association Farmers Market on Sunday Jun 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can check out a gathering of local farmers, craftsmen and bakers providing an array of fresh vegetables, delicious baked goods, and interesting and unique craft items. Admission is free and the event will be in the Galena Territory Association Owner’s Club parking lot (north end), 2000 Territory Drive, Galena. For more information, call 815-777-2000.
Work of Our Hands Sinsinawa Mound presents a new multimedia exhibit, “O Prosper the Work of Our Hands,” from June 1 to August 6. The exhibit is multi-media, presenting fabric art, hammered copper, sculpture, pottery, watercolor, prints and paintings from the Dominican Sisters. The opening reception is June 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 608-748-4411, extension 849.
Golf with Galena Register now for the 2006 Galena Chamber Golf Outing set for Thursday, June 22. Join members of the Chamber of Commerce on the South Course at Eagle Ridge Resort in the Galena Territory. Registration costs $375 for a team of four before June 8. If you register after June 8, cost is $400. This includes 18 holes, a cart and dinner for four. Scoring and scorecards are also provided. Golf only is $65 per person and dinner only is $35 per person. To register call 815-777-9050 or fax 815-777-8465 for a registration form.
Jim Post presents … Folk singer Jim Post resurrects Mark Twain during “Mark Twain and The Laughing River.” His one-man musical historical play about life on the Mississippi is a Midwestern must-see. Check it out June 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24 and 28-30 at the Galena Trolley Depot Theater at 8 p.m. Cost for adults is $15. Children 12 and under are admitted for $10. The theatre is located at 314 Main St. in Galena. For more information call 815777-1248 for more information.
Grooves while you grub Check out Live Music Over Lunch on June 4, 11, 18 and 25 from noon to 3 p.m. A local radio personality will host an open mic session for local and visiting musicians, while also showcasing his original tunes. Stop down to the Railway Café at 100 Bouthillier St. in Galena this month. Call 815-777-0047 for more information.
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Annual Hog Roast this weekend Galena’s Annual Hog Roast and Relay for Life Celebration is set for June 2-3 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Galena High School Track Field at 1206 Franklin. Stick around for kids’ games, tethered hot air balloon rides and great food all night. Cost for adults is $7, kids 10 and under are admitted free and cost is complimentary for cancer survivors. Call 815-777-0344 for more information.
Glaze and Graze This would make a great two-night date on June 2 and 3. Enjoy a two evening workshop, “Glaze and Graze,” where participants glaze a three-piece dinnerware set, prepare a gourmet meal and then dine on the gourmet food that will be presented on the newly, coolly glazed dishes. The menu includes watercress soup, warm goat cheese salad, salmon in parchment, spinach gnocchi and French chocolate cake. Cost for it all is $100. Location is the Artists’ Annex and The Great Galena Cookery at 412 Spring St. in Galena. Call 815-777-0354 or 815-777-1556 for more information or to make reservations.
SAT. JUNE 10th Motorcycle enthusiasts, get your motor running... Ride in, rest your buns, & register early on Friday Night, June 9th! Enjoy the nightlife of beautiful and historic downtown Galena. On Saturday, June 10th, Wilwerts Harley Davison is proud to be the first stop on the 100 mile Poker Run. Registration is $25 per rider and includes a T-Shirt, commemorative pin, Wilwerts gift pack, complimentary coffee & doughnuts, a fun run route map and your 1st poker card. For a comprehensive list of available entertainment and activities for all of Galena please visit www. galena.org or call 800/ 747-9377. When you end the ride, pick up your last poker card and relax with old friends and new, at “Music on the Slopes” sponsored by Chestnut Mountain Resort. Enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the evening as well as a beautiful scenic view of sunset off the bluffs overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. Free admission. Cash bar, food, and other beverages will be available for purchase. At 8 PM Leadfoot Bike Rally committee members will award cash prizes for best poker hands in the 100 mile Fun Run and downtown Fun Run. For more information, visit www.GalenaChamber.com.
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Java jive Badger Brothers coffee shop in Platteville will celebrate its third anniversary with a Java Jive on June 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In the three years that Badger Brothers has been open, it has roasted 10 tons of coffee … or two pounds of coffee for every person in Platteville. The evening will feature local musicians, door prizes and cake.
Meet the artists On Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until noon, local artists Cindy Schave and Heidi Dyas-McBeth will be featured working on their art in the front windows of Badger Brothers. A true “meet the artist” event, the public can witness the creative process of the women and and speak to them about their artwork. Dyas-McBeth will work on mosaic art and Schave will work on canvas. Badger Brothers hopes to hold this event one Saturday per month throughout the summer.
Summer fun Youth entering kindergarten to sixth grades in the fall are invited to join the Platteville Parks and Recreation Department at Legion Park for Friday Fun Days all summer. Activities are planned for special themes with two sessions per event. Friday, June 23: Fear Factor for Kids. Challenge yourself with physical and mental activites. All challenges will be kid-friendly. Come prepared to get wet, messy and dirty. Session 1 is from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Session 2 is from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Friday, June 30: The Walk Way. Be a model for the day. Learn the “model walk,” have your hair and makeup done … walk the runway at the end of the session fashion show. Session 1 is from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Session 2 is from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents. These events and more can be found in the Platteville Parks and Recreation Department 2006 Summer Brochure, available at the Platteville Chamber of Commerce.
For fishers of fish HEY! Fish for free this weekend, June 3 and 4 in Wisconsin Waters. 608-725-5374 or visit www.cassville.org.
Free Millennium movies for kids PlattevilleLife.com (that’s Wisconsin-speak for “365”) is proud to sponsor the Milennium Cinemas FREE Summer Kids Film Series. It’s that simple. Kids see movies FREE on special days at 10 a.m. This month come enjoy “ANTZ” on June 14, “Rebound” on June 21 and “Wallace & Gromit” on June 28! Visit www.2000movies. com for more info on the Millemmium Cinemas Kids Club.
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Heartland Festival The Heartland Festival, from the campus of the University of Wisconsin- Platteville, is now entering its sixth season of the arts. Performances begin on June 16 with the musical comedy “Belgians in Heaven.” June 23 adds the carnivorous musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” Finally, the classic musical “The Wizard of Oz” opens on July 7. All three performances will run in a rotating repertory schedule until July 30. “Robin Hood,” the children’s theatre performance, will feature 60 kids from the area in performances on July 21 and 22. For select “Belgians in Heaven” and “Little Shop of Horrors” performances, the CFA Theatre will be transformed into a dinner theatre. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. before the 8 p.m. curtain. Tickets for opening night for each show will include a post-show reception. Meet and mingle with the actors, directors and crew after
each opening night performance in the lobby of the CFA. Visit www.platteville. com for show dates and for more information. The following performance dates all begin at 8 p.m.: June 16, 17, July 14, 22 and 27. Matinees, all beginning at 2 p.m., will be held on June 18, 25, July 1, 8 and 29. Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $8 for UWP students with I.D. and children under 18. A dinner theater will be held on July 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the CFA theater. Tickets for the dinner and show are priced at $24 for adults and $16 for UWP students with I.D. and children under 18. Show only tickets are available for the July 14 performance at the regular price. Anyone interested in obtaining tickets may call the UW-Platteville Center for the Arts Box Office at 608-342-1298. Anyone interested in learning more about other Heartland Festival events may go to the website at www.uwplatt.edu/arts/heartland.
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