Holocaust survivor to share her story in Cedar Rapids

When Renata Laxova was just 8 years old, a train took her away from everything she had ever known. She said goodbye to her country, her language an ... »

Violinists wanted: Well known Slovak violinist to teach master classes

The National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library is looking for talented student musicians to take part in a master class with Slovak violinist Filip ... »

Maple: It’s not just for syrup

In coffee, tea and barbecue sauce, with duck, turkey and salads, it’s become a go-to flavor.

Growing up, I associated maple flavor wit ... »

Cooking Club: Make-ahead chicken salad satisfies all week

Lunch is breaking free of its boring brown bag. Photoworthy midday meals streaming on social media make us drool all over our computer keyboard. En ... »

Bernadette Peters coming to Paramount in October

CEDAR RAPIDS — Orchestra Iowa audiences will say hello to Broadway's “Goodbye Girl” when Bernadette Peters brings her symphonic s ... »

Riverside Theatre moving summer series to high ground, changing leadership roles

Change is afoot at Riverside Theatre, and the most recent developments will give the Iowa City troupe and its founders a chance to breathe a little ... »

COOK CLUB: Gently poached salmon tops trendy grain bowl

Poaching outside of the kitchen is illegal, a practice of thieves and other ne’er-do-wells.

In the kitchen, though, poaching becomes ... »

Veterans Building project benefits from donated equipment

Furnishings left behind when a Ruby Tuesday restaurant closed in May 2012 will help the Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Commission replace chairs, t ... »

Legumes for Lent

I have friends and family who eat out almost every meal. I just can’t do it — I enjoy cooking, but mostly I covet control of my food ... »

J&P Cycles moving open house, rally

What started out 36 years ago as a small customer appreciation day hosted by J&P Cycles that attracted 200 to 300 people has outgrown the company&# ... »

Cook quick: Planning makes meals easier

Planning makes meal-making easier on busy days. Since pretty much every day is busy, these tips will help carry you through.


Warm up in winter with molasses hot chocolate

As a child, snow days were all about gearing up in layers of puffy outerwear to spend the day slogging through the snow building forts with ... »

‘Luke Duke,’ actor Tom Wopat, to appear at O’Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show

One of the “good ol' boys” will be on hand at this year's annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show at the Berndes Center, 766 N ... »

Jon Stewart to leave Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’: network

LOS ANGELES - Comedian Jon Stewart will leave as the host of Comedy Central’s satirical show “The Daily Show” later this year, ... »

Grammy 2015 ratings hit 6-year low with 25.3 Million viewers

LOS ANGELES — In updated national estimates from Nielsen, the Grammy Awards on CBS averaged an 8.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 25.3 million v ... »