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A is Jump – Weird Nostalgia

A is Jump – Weird Nostalgia

Jun 19, 2015

This blog is called Des Moines Is Not Boring. I like to stick to Des Moines and what makes Des Moines great, because, it’s the title of the blog and all. Now, I know I dance around what actually makes up the Des Moines scene, because Cedar Falls/Waterloo, Iowa City, Ames and Fairfield all have great bands that wouldn’t call themselves Des Moines bands, they...

Gross Domestic Product 2015 Preview

Gross Domestic Product 2015 Preview

Apr 23, 2015

While 80/35 will always be the crown jewel of the Des Moines Music Coalition’s projects, Gross Domestic Product is the event that I have to thank for turning me into the fan I am today. I bopped in and out of the local scene for a while, never really fully committing myself to embrace what we had to offer. Then I went to the second GDP in 2007 and was blown...

Drake University Department of Theatre Presents: The Burial at Thebes

Drake University Department of Theatre Presents: The Burial at Thebes

May 3, 2013

The Drake University Department of Theatre presents its latest work this weekend, The Burial at Thebes. In the play, the Irish playwright Seamus Heaney reinterprets Sophocles’s classic Greek tragedy Antigone. After her brother Polyneices is killed in war and the new king Creon declares he will not be properly buried (a big no-no back in Zeus days), Antigone...

Spring Garlicpalooza at Cleverley Farms

Spring Garlicpalooza at Cleverley Farms

May 22, 2012

I never made it to the Gilroy Garlic Festival when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, but it always sounded like a lot of fun. It’s a huge celebration of all things garlic. I always heard there was garlic ice cream. Had I gone, I would have been game to try that one! (incidentally, I did go to a produce-related celebration when I lived there—the Tracy...

Stop SOPA & PIPA

Stop SOPA & PIPA

Jan 18, 2012

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