Entertainment

Serving self-confidence: Cafe 361 gives back to Cedar Rapids community

On a day off from school, you might not expect middle school and high school girls to spend their time giving back to the community. But at Cafe 361 i ...

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Everybody Eats: Ideas for the most important meal of the day

Confession: I often leave the house without eating breakfast.I know this is wrong. I know breakfast is important. And it's not that I don't love break ...

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REVIEW: C.R. Opera Theatre at its finest with Italian pairing

CEDAR RAPIDS - Bravo to the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre for staging one of the most satisfying, entertaining, lively productions in its nearly 20-year ...

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Cook Club: Chocolate banana muffins start your morning off right

Chocolate cake for breakfast, anyone? That decadent morning meal is apparently a bonafide 2017 food trend prediction. As I read over lists of what fo ...

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From The Pantry: A brioche recipe to remember as columnist says her good-bye

Almost eight years ago I was on my honeymoon on the Orcas Island outside of Seattle. My husband and I grabbed a day old candied orange brioche loaf fr ...

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Grants awarded for Eastern Iowa artistic pursuits

The new year will be thousands of dollars brighter for Eastern Iowa artists and arts organizations, thanks to the following grants:HancherBy far the l ...

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Anticipated eats: Eastern Iowa restaurants, taprooms and coffee shops coming in early 2017

The brew tanks are installed and the kitchen equipment has arrived at Backpocket Pilot Pub, and manager Sarah Barickman is looking forward to opening ...

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Everybody Eats: Sunday night cookies return, thanks to new oven

Several people have asked me whether I (finally) have a new stove, and the answer is yes! Yes, I do! #x201c;And did you get it for a better price?#x2 ...

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Cook Club: The bee’s knees

Holiday season is in full swing, and that means plenty of family gatherings, office parties and get-togethers with friends. Whether you're looking for ...

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14 Shows to Binge Watch Over Thanksgiving Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - For many, the holidays are a time for family bonding, feasting... and binge-watching. The long Thanksgiving weekend provid ...

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Actor says no apology needed for ‘Hamilton’; remarks to Mike Pence

WASHINGTON - An actor from the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" who angered Donald Trump when he appealed onstage for Vice President-elect Mike Pence t ...

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From the Pantry: Brown bananas are perfect for banana bread

I am a bit of a banana fiend. Instead of an apple a day, I eat a banana a day. When I was pregnant with my second child, I averaged two bananas a day ...

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University of Iowa names Jim Leach as interim art museum director

IOWA CITY - Former U.S. Rep. Jim Leach was named Monday as the interim director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art as plans move ahead to unveil ...

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Big Grove Brewery chef in national spotlight

SOLON - Big Grove Brewery's executive chef, Ben Smart, hadn't planned to be a chef. But now he's bringing national attention to Iowa with recognition ...

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Cook Club: Save sage for a winter taste of summer

As the weather cools and the year moves into November, most fresh produce has faded. Summer's juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers are, sadly, a mere me ...

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