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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...

Why Eat at a Chain Wednesday- Restaurant Week Recommendations!

Why Eat at a Chain Wednesday- Restaurant Week Recommendations!

Aug 20, 2014

Restaurant Week is upon us! This year I was very impressed by the amount of places serving lunch as well as dinner. I think this year, many of the restaurants decided to just do a lunch special instead of a 3-course lunch, which is fine by me! Here’s a breakdown of the lunch offerings. Bistro Montage Comes with crepe or sandwich from their regular menu plus...

Holy White Hounds – Oh Mama

Holy White Hounds – Oh Mama

Feb 20, 2014

When I wrote my end of the year column, I acknowledged that I often seem to miss things or forget things. I even created a separate category just for those songs. I knew that there was a good chance I would hear something from 2013 too late. However, I didn’t realize I would screw one up this badly. The Dig Angees were a favorite of mine. Their offshoot, La...

DMMC’s Music University Features Smart Talks With Smart People

DMMC’s Music University Features Smart Talks With Smart People

Oct 17, 2013

Des Moines Music Coalition’s Music University has always been a part of the non-profit’s programming schedule, but never this big. In the past, the MU logo has been put on a lot of interesting discussions in the past featuring touring acts, big names and successful locals looking to give back. They have always been interesting lectures, discussions debates,...

THE LIST: What’s On Tap at Iowa Craft Beer Festival

THE LIST: What’s On Tap at Iowa Craft Beer Festival

Jun 21, 2013

The countdown to the Iowa Craft Beer Festival wraps up tomorrow as the vendors get lined up on the Locust Street Bridge.  As announced on many sites including Desmoinesisnotboring.com this week, there will be over 100 brews to sample as you grab your souvenir glass and make your rounds between vendors.  Final discount tickets can be found on Midwestix.com...