The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Entertainment & Events

April 10, 2013

Things to Do

Things to do

Ongoing

• The Left Bank Art League of East Moline, Ill., will exhibit at the River Arts Center in Clinton through April 21. The paintings and raku pottery of these nine artists, Sheryl Lammers, Pat Halvorsen, Rose Moore, Judy O. Gray, Bonnie Grebner, Karen Stewart Casper, Sharon Hanson, Lori Miller, and Brent Langley, will be shown. The River Arts Center is located at 229 Fifth Ave. South, in Clinton and is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment for group programs and tours by calling 243-3300.

• Clintonish Knitters meet Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays between 9 and noon. There is no fee for this group. Stitchers share techniques and the love of knitting or crocheting.

Meetings are at Clinton’s St Paul’s Lutheran Church at the corner of Eighth Avenue South and Third Street.

Thursday

• The Clinton Board of Realtors will host a pasta night from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Evangelical Free Church, 1010 13th Ave. North. Proceeds are donated to the Special Athletes of Clinton and Whiteside counties.

The menu includes spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, cole-slaw, drinks and dessert. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12.

Carry outs are available.

• The Clinton Public Library will host a “Mammoth Undertaking” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the root cellar. Mark Roberts will chronicle the efforts of a small team of inexperienced paleontologists from Clinton County Conservation as they dug up the remains of a Columbian mammoth near Oskaloosa.

The program is free and open to the public.

• The Camanche Players will host a play starting Thursday and running through Sunday.

The play, “The Riddle Curse,” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday at the Little Theatre in Camanche High School.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.

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  • Steely Dan to play Illinois State Fair

    Grammy Award-winning rock band Steely Dan will play this year's Illinois State Fair.

    State officials made the announcement on Monday afternoon. They say the band will play its "Jamalot Ever After" tour at the fair on Aug. 15. Steely Dan had a string of hits during the 1970s. They won a Grammy in 2000 for Album of the Year.

    April 14, 2014

  • With $41.4M, 'Captain America' holds off 'Rio 2'

    "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas.

    The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in North America was enough to narrowly edge 20th Century Fox's "Rio 2" in a springtime battle of sequels. The animated Amazon jungle tale "Rio 2" debuted with $39 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the 2011 Oscar-nominated original.

    April 13, 2014

  • O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' to do 'Late Show'

    Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.

    The 50-year-old talk show host said he was never a contender to take over CBS' the "Late Show" when David Letterman announced his retirement last week. The funnyman, who has hosted his talk show "Conan" on TBS since 2010, said he believes Stephen Colbert is the "right person" to take over the show from Letterman.

    April 12, 2014

  • Stepping forward: The real Colbert

    Letterman changed the late-night TV game between his run on NBC's "Late Night" and starting the "Late Show" franchise in 1993. And while it's tough to replace a pop-culture icon, Colbert, in terms of pedigree and sense of humor, makes the most sense.

    April 11, 2014

  • Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

    CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

    Colbert, 49, has been hosting "The Colbert Report" at 11:30 p.m. ET since 2005, in character as a fictional conservative talk-show host. The character will retire with "The Colbert Report."

    April 10, 2014

  • VIDEO: CBS taps Colbert as Letterman’s Late Show successor

    Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman reports that CBS has announced Stephen Colbert as its choice to replace the retiring David Letterman as host of “The Late Show” on Bloomberg Television’s “Lunch Money.”

     

    April 10, 2014

  • Kiss not the first to tell Rock Hall to kiss off

    Graciousness is not always high on the list of attributes you find in successful rock 'n' roll stars.

    Because of this, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions have sometimes brought out the worst in its inductees, whether continuing once-private feuds in public or launching criticism at the hall itself. This year it's Kiss that's angry, its members upset over the organization's decision only to induct original members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley while excluding members who joined later.

    April 10, 2014

  • In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

    Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.

    He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors late last month, and it fetched 5,250 yuan ($860).

    April 10, 2014

  • Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

    The Ultimate Warrior, one of the most colorful stars in pro wrestling history, has died, the WWE said. He was 54.

    The WWE said Warrior, who legally changed his name from James Hellwig to his wrestling moniker, died Tuesday. Scottsdale, Ariz., police spokesman Sgt. Mark Clark said he collapsed while walking with his wife to their car at a hotel and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

    April 9, 2014

  • 'Mad Men' end in sight for Weiner with new season

    Chat with Matthew Weiner these days and you feel the added depth of his "Mad Men" immersion.

    When its bifurcated final season begins Sunday at 10 p.m. EDT on AMC (with seven episodes, to be followed by seven more next year), the second of those final hours will be shooting, while the fifth of seven final scripts will be taking shape on the page.

    April 8, 2014

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