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Jim Schaap

There’s some debate about exactly why Chief Black Hawk left Iowa in 1832 and crossed the mighty Mississippi. He claimed that he and his band had been robbed of their homeland, and all he ever wanted was to return to the land where his ancestors were buried.

That claim may have been deceptive. Some historians believe he wanted to build a Native Confederacy. More and more white faces were showing up on land that once belonged to the tribes who trapped and hunted the lush woodlands along the Rock, the Pecatonica, and the mighty Mississipi.

Ode: Joanne Fox Loses Her Cubs

Jun 29, 2016

"Wherever you go, there you are” is an inescapable truth for my third son.

For me, a better maxim might be, “What you don’t know, can’t hurt you.”

Because he was always on the go, we often thought Eric was part gypsy.

Well, except for his coloring.

When he was born, Eric resembled an albino with bright, blue eyes and white-blonde hair. I even nicknamed him “Bino Baby.” What a difference he was from the brown hair, brown eyes of myself and his two older brothers, only sharing my husband Dean’s dark blonde hair and blue eyes.

Cultural Continuum 08.28.15

Aug 28, 2015
Sioux City Art Center

Art Splash takes place over Labor Day weekend, September 5 and 6. This year, Massive Brass Attack will perform Saturday night, and the Potts and Pans Steelband will perform Sunday. There will also be arts on display as well as kid-friendly crafts and activities. It takes place at Riverside Park.   

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Cultural Continuum 08.07.15

Aug 6, 2015
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With the arrival of the new moon, the heavens are in our favor for viewing the Perseid meteor shower. You can, of course, just slip outside and watch for falling stars anywhere; however, if you would like a bit of society, join Woodbury County Parks at the Southwood Conservation Area on Saturday, or meet up with fellow stargazers at the Sanford Museum and Planetarium on Thursday. Or go to both events!

Cultural Continuum 07.31.15

Jul 31, 2015
Sanford Center

The Jackson St. Cook-off for the Sanford Center Gang Prevention Program takes place Saturday, August 1. Nine churches on Jackson Street, including Iglesia La Biblia Abierta, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and St. John Lutheran Church, have been challenged to a cook off to be held on the playground of Hunt School. It begins at 11:00 a.m.

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Cats opens this year's Betty Ling Tsang Fine Arts Series at Morningside College. This musical, the longest running Broadway musical, is based on a collection of T.S. Elliot poems and tells the story of a tribe of cats who audition for the chance to be selected to be reborn.

Fridays on the Promenade summer concert series begins tonight in downtown Sioux City. The Hobo Nephew's of Uncle Frank are the first headliners. They perform stomping Americana music (see below). And, not to be missed, Garie Lewis will open. It begins at 6:30 p.m.

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LAMB Arts Regional Theatre presents "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," this weekend only. The show explores the memories evoked by clothing and accessories to tell often poignant, often funny stories with which most women can relate. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 1:30 p.m.

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Mark Munger

Jackson Pollock's Mural is packing its sea-trunk for Venice, Italy, soon, so the Sioux City Art Center is inviting the public to come down and bid "Arrivederci, Pollock!" It's going to be a great party. GhostCat will perform a set including the composition they wrote for Music for Pollock

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Siouxsie's
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Tonight see horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films at the Sioux City Public Museum as part of the Siouxland Film Festival. Tomorrow, the open category and winning films will be shown at the Orpheum Theatre. 

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Entrepalooza events
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 This coming week Entrepalooza 2015 kicks off, bringing together experienced business professionals and hungry young idea-people. Events include speed networking, a job fair, and the Swimming with the Sharks Competition. This has become one of Siouxland's most exciting events, and one of its most inspired ways of ensuring our community's future vibrancy. 

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Sarah Schickel

Our party with the Sioux City Art Center has arrived! This Saturday we will be co-hosting an event featuring music composed for our series Music for Pollock. Drum Fest, the Titans of Industry, and Elsa Va will all be there to perform, and the Sugar Shack Bakery is preparing a special Pollock-inspired cake.