Thursday Feb 27
The Des Moines Register
Datebook Best Bets: Black Joe Lewis, 'Whirled News' and more
<![CDATA[8 tonight, Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St. $15. www.tikly.co Black Joe Lewis brings Texas funk, blues and soul music to Des Moines tonight. Lewis and his band have performed at Lollapalooza, Coachella, Wakarusa and other festivals, and the band has toured with Spoon and Okkervil River. Lewis released his fourth album, "Electric Slave," last year. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Temple Theater, 1011 Locust St. $29-$39 through Ticketmaster. "Whirled News Tonight" is kind of a "Choose Your Own Adventure" take on "The Daily Show." When the audience arrives they can pick stories from local and national publications and tack them on a bulletin board. The cast of performers then bases its improvisation on what the audience chooses. Shows run through March 9. 2 p.m. Sunday at North High School, 501 Holcomb Ave. Free, but downloaded tickets get you in the door 30 minutes before the show. www.ciwe.org Darth Vader, Indiana Jones, Superman, E.T. -- they're all heading to the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble's concert this weekend. The John Williams program samples some of his best-known movie scores, with soloists Diane Phoenix-Neal (violin) and Kathy Scott (clarinet), and at least a few musicians in costume. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Urbandale Performing Arts Center, 7111 Aurora Ave. $20 for adults, $10 for youth. www.iowadancetheatre.org Illustrator Edward Gorey's quirky, Gothic tale of "The Gilded Bat" flaps its way to the stage in a world premiere from the Iowa Dance Theatre. The story of the rise and fall of a professional ballerina includes dancers from several area studios.
The Daily Freeman-Journal
Hearing set for budget
The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors set March 11 at 9:15 a.m. as the date and time for the 2014-2015 budget hearing.
The Daily Freeman-Journal
Sups review staff changes
The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning approved three personnel matters and also acknowledged two secondary roads employees who recently completed training.
Video: 'Inside Wrestling' with special guest Tony Ramos
The Iowa 133-pounder talks about why it's important to him to sign every autograph, and why teammate Cory Clark is a "wild, different cat."
Inside Wrestling: Andy Hamilton recaps the weekend
Andy Hamilton of the Register recaps how the Cyclones, Hawkeyes, Panthers and Ed Winger Invitational fared last weekend.