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Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

What can I say about last Saturday – sun, food & friends meeting friends! Many people say they love the market for its friendly atmosphere amongst the vendors as well as the shoppers. Another big... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright Three weeks ago, I ran as my first “Waterland Home Video Feature” a review of Dead Poets Society, one of Robin Williams’ more memorable performances. Others include The... [Read more]

Two local filmmakers wrap production on new Sasquatch horror film

Two local filmmakers wrap production on new Sasquatch horror film

Two local filmmakers – John Portanova (Writer/Director) and Jeremy Berg (Director of Photography) – have just finished shooting a new feature horror film called “Valley of the Sasquatch.” These... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Surrender.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Surrender.

by Dave Markwell With the cool mist of an early August morning breaking the sleepy grip of my night’s rest, I see my world in my yard and understand that it’s a good place to be. As the sun begins... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i>

Past the Popcorn: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

by Jeff Walls For the first time in over twenty years, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in a live-action film.  Whereas the previous three live-action efforts featured actors in costumes, the... [Read more]

Normandy Park Ale House opens Friday

Normandy Park Ale House opens Friday

The newest tenant at the thriving and growing Normandy Park Towne Center officially opens for business Friday morning August 8 at 11:30am. “We’ll be open seven days a week,” said Jeremy Johns, General... [Read more]

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

by T.M. Sell Frank Ferrante was afraid. Every actor with a pulse is a little afraid before going on stage, but it’s a kind of fear and excitement and adrenaline that most use to drive their performances.... [Read more]

Blue Whale Bistro holding Grand Opening this weekend, Aug. 8 & 9!

Blue Whale Bistro holding Grand Opening this weekend, Aug. 8 & 9!

New Des Moines restaurant Blue Whale Bistro will be holding a Grand Opening this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, at their location at 22341 Marine View Dr South, Unit D, in Des Moines. “For the... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

The gorgeous days just keep coming and the farmer’s fruits and vegetables are in full bloom…we purchased a baby watermelon, yum! And, did you get any of the first arrivals of the red plums? Life is... [Read more]

Wednesday night’s FREE Concert in the Park features ‘The Coats’ band

Wednesday night’s FREE Concert in the Park features ‘The Coats’ band

Wednesday night’s (Aug. 6) FREE concert in the park will feature The Coats band at Des Moines Beach Park, starting at 7 p.m. The Coats are a contemporary a-cappella group with a twist! Definitely... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright Not even controversy could keep Noah, released on home video last week, from sinking at the box office. Still, the buzz is now mounting about Ridley Scott’s Exodus:Gods and Kings,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Anticipation.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Anticipation.

by Dave Markwell Two days ago I was ripe with anticipation awaiting my wife’s return home from her week-long adventure. Well, she’s home now and I have moved on to anticipating leaving her for a four-day... [Read more]

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

“The Maury Island Incident” – a short film that was shot locally last summer (and which plays tonight at a fundraiser at the Tin Theater) – has been turned into a 6-part original series... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Marvel’s <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>

Past the Popcorn: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

by Jeff Walls Beginning with the 2008 release of Iron Man, Marvel has been the dominant film studio when it comes to consistently producing blockbusters.  They have become to this decade what Pixar Studios... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Last Saturday was another gorgeous day by the bay. I talked with a couple from Coeur d’Alene Idaho at the wine booth who said it was their second vacation in Puget Sound and they fell in love with... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Michael Brunk I’m just going to say up front… Mamma Mia! is a bit of a strange duck. It started life as a popular West End musical in London, built around hit songs from Swedish pop icons Abba.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Wired Blues Band’

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Wired Blues Band’

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Selfish.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Selfish.

by Dave Markwell Tonight is a quiet time in my house. The dogs and I don’t make a lot of noise. My wife and daughter are gone for a week. My wife is at a “retreat” with a bunch of women. I’m not... [Read more]