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Events

Holiday Shows: Max Wellman comes “Home” to DMSC

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012

While jazz musician Max Wellman’s success has taken off in recent years, he’s been able to keep a tradition going in Des Moines of his annual holiday concert.  This...

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Restaurants

A Few Food Trends for 2014

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014

Wave goodbye to kale and eating like a caveman. Ring in January with some new additions to your plate. Trendy Veggie- Cauliflower- While nothing about this vegetable screams...

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Feature

Family Date Night: Raccoon River Brewing Co.

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012

Friday night, and the fridge was pretty bare. Not only that, it had been one of those weeks where you’re having a conversation with someone Tuesday morning, and you say...

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Beats for the soul

Brant Williams – Expressions

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013

I have had a rough couple of weeks, and I thought I would hop back into writing by picking something fairly easy to listen to. I received a link to The Workshy’s Brant...

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Recent Posts

Angle – Definitive Bedtime Stories

Angle – Definitive Bedtime Stories

Feb 26, 2015

My friend Chad Taylor had a nice piece in this week’s Cityview about Gadema, one of, if not the, top hip-hop talents in Des Moines. While it was a nice showcase of an under-appreciated talent, there was a bit of conversation about venues showcasing hip-hop and it being underrepresented on the scene. While there are a lot of talents (As Phate/Maxilla Blue,...

The Bachelor Inspires Hometown Tourist

The Bachelor Inspires Hometown Tourist

Feb 24, 2015

Confession time.  I watch reality TV.  I watch more reality TV than scripted TV.  I have watched every single season of The Real World.  I have never seen an episode of Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black, or The Walking Dead, but I have seen Little Women: LA, Marriage Boot Camp, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.  I wish very much that I would watch a...

Mom’s Night Out at Glazed Expressions

Mom’s Night Out at Glazed Expressions

Feb 23, 2015

Wine, friends and pottery making? Yes, please. Moms Night Out is returning in just a few days – this Thursday, Feb. 26 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm – providing a great opportunity to meet and connect with other Des Moines ladies over drinks, pottery and conversation. Hosted by Des Moines Moms Blog at Glazed Expressions and sponsored by Jessica Eagles of Century 21...

Karen Meat and the Players – Karen Meat and the Computer

Karen Meat and the Players – Karen Meat and the Computer

Feb 19, 2015

I have been doing this for a while now and I have listened to a lot of albums from a lot of different and varied acts. My ultimate goal is to help people find something they maybe wouldn’t have listened to otherwise. I have always tried to use the resources that are available to me to showcase what is in reality available to everyone, but also to nudge people...

Winds of Change Blowing through Des Moines

Winds of Change Blowing through Des Moines

Feb 17, 2015

I will admit I am still reeling from the announcement that Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show later this year.  When I was single, he was my 10 PM date Monday through Thursday.  When my daughter was born last year, he became my nursing buddy, watching his show on DVR as we sat on the couch for feedings.  He has made me laugh and made me think and I will...

The Des Moines Comedy Scene

The Des Moines Comedy Scene

Feb 13, 2015

There is no better way to beat winter cabin fever than to go see a comedy show, and the Des Moines comedy scene has a lot to offer. The comedy industry in the U.S. is experiencing a healthy boom and Des Moines is right up at the forefront because of its eclectic blend of comedy styles and forms. Most cities have separate scenes where improv, sketch, and...

Des Moines Home + Garden Show: Start Dreaming of Spring

Des Moines Home + Garden Show: Start Dreaming of Spring

Feb 10, 2015

We are coming upon the one year anniversary of moving into our new house next month and this place has definitely become our home.  The girls have decorated their rooms to their liking, I finally organized my pantry last month, and our bar area is ready for its first shindig.  We are still shopping for the dining room table, but we think we know what we...