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Last week started out rough, with the loss of Tom Petty. I'm still sort of processing that, and keep pulling out Wildflowers and realizing...

One of the things that Patrick Tape Fleming does perhaps better than anyone is to write confessional songs that are heartfelt, but not whiny,...

At the “theologically progressive” United Church of Christ in downtown Ames Saturday, local artists held a listening session for “troubled times,” discussing the importance...

Former Ames jam band The Workshy moved to Colorado a few years ago, and have been keeping busy playing gigs, teaching music lessons, learning...

After facing a few hurdles, the effort to name the Ames skate park for the late skater Georgie Tsushima succeeded Tuesday, with the City...

Ames’ Human Relations Commission held a special meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the controversy surrounding a vendor’s display of a Confederate flag at the...

On Tuesday, the Main Street Cultural District made its first public acknowledgement of the racist Confederate flag on display from Cool Biker Stuff at...

After the Informer published photos of Confederate flags — including one flying atop the truck of Cool Biker Stuff, the main vendor invited to...

Last year, the Main Street Cultural District and its new director, Cindy Hicks, decided to start ramping up entertainment options in downtown Ames. One of...

Christopher the Conquered's Album Release Show It's been a whirlwind year for the Des Moines artist Christopher the Conquered, having already toured the US and...