Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Iowa State graduate Bree Housley tells the tale of an introvert living the life of a spastic college roommate and childhood friend who was lost to preeclampsia.
Iowa State University alumna and Walcott Native Bree Housley who spent a year living like the best friend she lost to preeclampsia and wrote about it will hold a book signing Friday at Iowa State University bookstore to celebrate “We Hope You Like This Song: An Overly Honest Story about Friendship, Death, and Mix Tapes.” The book signing begins at 11 a.m. Housley's book started as a blog project to honor her college roommate and childhood friend by completing Shelly inspired resolutions. Ames Patch: Tell me a little bit about yourself and your background. How did you become an author? Why are you coming back to Ames this year? Bree Housley: I’ll start with the most impressive fact first: I grew up in Walcott, Iowa, the town that prides …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Movie reviews and movie times for theaters in Ames. Let Patch help you decide what you're going to see this weekend. Movies to choose from include "The Host", "Olympus Has Fallen" and more.
Movie information aggregated from MovieFone.com 42 "One of the all-time great sports movies — primarily because it's one of the all-time great sports stories." Steve Persall, Tampa Bay Times. "42 is competent, occasionally rousing and historically respectful — but it rarely rises above standard, old-fashioned biography fare. It’s a mostly unexceptional film about an exceptional man." Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times. Do you plan on seeing this movie? Leave a review of the film with a comment below after you do. - - - - - Scary Movie 5 No reviews are available yet for this film. Do you plan on seeing this movie? Leave a review of the film with a comment below after you do. - - - - - Evil Dead "A gore-for-broke affair that strips the flesh …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Plus Messiah Sing-Along, The Mousetrap, Seussical and more.
Weekend activities in Ames include a Messiah Sing-Along, Fiddler on the Roof and the start of the Ames Public Library Book Sale. Read on to find something to do or add your event in the comments. Ames Choral Society Ames Choral Society will hold a Messiah Sing-Along 7 p.m. Saturday at St Andrew's Lutheran Church, 209 Colorado Ave, Ames, IA 50014. People are free to bring a score and sing along to celebrate the Messiah Sing-Along's anniversary. Fiddler on the Roof Iowa State University Theater will present Fiddler on the Roof at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Fisher Theater. Tickets are $21 for adults and $16 for students. Ames Public Library Book Sale The Ames Public Library will host its annual book sale this weekend at …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Bands include St. Vincent, Wu Tang Clan and the Mumford's. See a full list of bands and ticket information here.
More than 30 bands will take the stage in Des Moines' Western Gateway Park for the 2013 80/35 Music Festival. This year's event will take place July 5-6. Headlining it will be David Byrne & St. Vincent, along with Wu Tang Clan. Without further adieu, here's the list of bands and musical acts that will be playing at this year's event: Friday, July 5 Saturday, July 6 According to the Festival's Twitter account, VIP passes are completely sold out. Two-day $49 and one-day $29 will be available at 10 a.m. Tuesday. 80/35 tickets can be purchased online.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Movie reviews and movie times for theaters in Ames. Movies to choose from include "GI Joe: Retaliation", "The Croods" "Argo" "Evil Dead" "The Call"
Movie information aggregated from MovieFone.com Evil Dead "A gore-for-broke affair that strips the flesh off Sam Raimi's cult-beloved comic-horror franchise and exposes the demons at its core." John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter. Full Review "An ode to the strength of onscreen horror even in its less inspired state, the new Evil Dead primarily succeeds at illustrating how the originals have managed to stand the test of time." Eric Kohn, IndieWIRE. Full Review Do you plan on seeing this movie? Leave a review of the film with a comment below after you do. - - - - - Jurassic Park 3D "One great monster movie. [11 June 1993, Daily Notebook, p.C1]" Mike LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle. "The suspense and technical wizardry are the only reason …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Plus Ames Charity Prom, Dance Social and Greatful Dead Tribute.
Music, theater and community service will be a big part of this first weekend in April. Live bands will perform at local venues including DG's Tap House and the M-Shop and The Mousetrap will open Friday at ACTORS. The annual Stash the Trash VEISHEA cleanup event is slated for Saturday. People can still buy a ticket to Bon Jovi's April 14 performance at Wells Fargo Arena, but Richie Sambora won't be there according to the latest news. The Mousetrap Agatha Christie's murder mystery the Mousetrap opens Friday at ACTORS, (Ames Community Theater). The theatrical performance runs 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, April 12 and April 13 and 2 p.m. April 14. Tickets are available at Gallery 319, 310 Main Street, and at the door. Dance Social The ISU …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Jeff Angelo explains "Why People Love 'The Bible'" show on the History Channel.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Movies playing in Ames theaters this weekend Tyler Perry's Temptation, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Host, Olympus Has Fallen and more. Django Unchained and Argo at North Grand 5.
Most Movie information aggregated from MovieFone.com The Croods (3D) Run Time: 98mins. Starring: Nicolas Cage , Ryan Reynolds , Emma Stone , Catherine Keener , Clark Duke Director: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders Trailer "This Chris Sanders fellow knows how to craft a heart-warming animation, and if not for a few minor problems this would have had a legitimate shot at the best animated movie of 2013." Laremy Legel, Film.com "The movie is at its most interesting and amusing when riffing on how cavemen might have reacted to new experiences and ideas, like fire and shoes. Whether the kiddies will appreciate that is unclear, but they’ll certainly like the voice work done by Emma Stone as Eep." Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times. Have you seen …
Basketball players aren't the only ones working hard during the NCAA Tournament. The Iowa State University Pep band went along for the trip.
Basketball players aren't the only ones working hard during the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Iowa State University Pep band went along for the trip as well. The band that accompanied the women's basketball team made a video of how it spent its free time in Spokane, Wash. Judging by the video they played everywhere they could. Scroll to the end to see the goose chase.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Dallas Moore wants to share his passion and hopes you can help him out by raising the $2,000 he needs to print his first book.
An Ames native intends to publish his own book of poetry, that is, if you want to read it. Dallas J. Moore, of Social Republick, has gone the way of Veronica Mars and is asking for potential fans to help him out with the book's production. He's asking for a total of $2,000 by April 11. KHOI Community radio recently used this fund-raising method by launching a campaign on Kickstarter as did the producers of the Veronica Mars movie project. The site allows people to pledge a specified amount of money that is only collected if the campaign meets its fund-raising goal. Moore, who currently lives in Des Moines, is asking for support from his fans too, but is using indiegogo.com instead of Kickstarter. Moore started writing poetry when he was 15…