dsm Unveiling Party

Be one of the first to get a copy of the May/June issue of dsm on April 28, when Audi Des Moines will host the unveiling event. We can’t release details quite yet, but we hear Audi is going all out to stage a memorable party. The fun starts at 5 p.m., with the unveiling and comments at 6 […]

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P.S. Creativity Flows Through Our Employees, Even After Hours

You may not have seen him, but you’ve definitely seen his work as you’ve flipped through the pages of our magazine or scanned our digital archives. In addition to being our talented graphic/Web designer, Shaun Riekena is an accomplished musician who remains creative long after he leaves the office. His one-man instrumental project, Prisms & Portals, has […]

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Every Man Should…Test Drive These Three Classic Cars

By Jonathan Brendemuehl Everyone enjoys that new-car smell. But isn’t there something to be said for a vehicle that has stood the test of time? Like a great wine or a first-edition book, some things stand up just as well, if not better, decades later. To help determine which cars should make the cut, I […]

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New Music Program For Kids

The Des Moines Symphony Academy and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa recently launched a new program to bring beginner-level string instrument classes to 16 area youths. The Beginning Strings Program seeks to reach children who have limited or no access to music instruction or instruments. Underwritten by Harry and Pam Bookey, the […]

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Prima Dinners Peek

By Wini Moranville Tickets for those lavish, multi-coursed Winefest Prima Dinners go on sale tomorrow, April 15; expect sales to be swift. According to Natasha Sayles, Winefest’s executive director, almost half of the tickets have been pre-sold to Winefest patrons (advance booking is one of the benefits of patronage). Lisa LaValle, chef at Trellis Restaurant […]

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Celebrate the Prairie

Learn about–and celebrate–the history, literature, landscape and people of the prairie at the third annual Iowa Humanities Festival April 10 and 11. The festival opens April 10 with a photography exhibit and a performance by storyteller Jeff Biggers and banjo player Gabrielle Kouri. The free event starts at 5 p.m. at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education […]

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Yes–I’m Grateful!

By Wini Moranville Not long ago, I was invited to dine at the home of one of the best cooks I know. All week, I was looking forward to her food–secretly hoping for one of her Indian specialties. When we sat down to the table, my friend mentioned that she’d had a whirlwind week and, […]

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