International Opera Star Returns Home to Perform Carmen with Students

This weekend, renowned mezzo-soprano and Iowa native Katharine Goeldner will play the titular character in Georges Bizet’s classic opera Carmen. This production is presented by The Opera Project Des Moines, a local organization that gives “opera-tunities” for local students to perform on the operatic stage alongside professional singers. Continue reading “International Opera Star Returns Home to Perform Carmen with Students”

Did You Know Your Neighbor is World Class?

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo was named the best zoo in the world in Trip Advisor’s World’s Best Zoo list in August 2014 and has continued in the top 3 in each list since. Never been to the Henry Doorly Zoo? The zoo focuses on conservation and the exhibits they have built in the last twenty-five years have focused on providing a natural habitat for the animals in their care. According to Isabel Adams, frequent zoo visitor, “The best thing about the zoo is the level of detail in the habitats. It doesn’t feel like the animals are in cages at all.” Continue reading “Did You Know Your Neighbor is World Class?”

Fun Facts about Drake Women’s Basketball and Their Run to the NCAA Tournament

Drake Women’s basketball is a family. You feel that when you enter the Knapp Center. The team has made the Knapp an incredible atmosphere for not only sports fans but for the city of Des Moines.

There are many fun facts about the team, players, coaches that are well worth noting and talking about. Below will be several facts about the Drake Women’s Basketball program that will make you fall in love with them like I did! Continue reading “Fun Facts about Drake Women’s Basketball and Their Run to the NCAA Tournament”