Labor Day weekend is on the horizon, and regardless of the the latest surge in COVID-19 circumstances, there is no scarcity of gatherings prepared. 

From a brand name-new songs pageant to Celtic celebrations, here’s a glance at what’s going on in and all-around the Des Moines metro this holiday break weekend:


Topping the charts is the first Riverview Tunes Festival, headlined by the Atlanta hip-hop duo EarthGang.

The just one-day festival from noon-10:30 p.m. Saturday includes a slew of other performers, among the them the rapper Duckwrth and the R&B duo VanJess. A 2nd phase affiliated with Drake audio venue

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Mikaela Shiffrin and Vail choreographer Meredith Kirkman are putting alongside one another a social media dance problem with the Westin Vacation resort in Avon to get individuals moving.

AVON, Colo. — At the Westin Resort in Avon, Mikaela Shiffrin has her very own gym and it truly is utilized to do a large amount of really hard routines, but Vail choreographer Meredith Kirkman states she just set the two-time Olympic gold medal champion to the exam.

“We obtained her perspiring up a storm,” claimed Kirkman.

Kirkman, Shiffrin, and Paralympian Thomas Walsh put in time discovering and filming a dance for

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If you’ve got a house full of Hue lights, there’s an uncomplicated new way to set the temper for your up coming party. Signify, which would make the Philips Hue line, is partnering with Spotify so that your lightbulbs can automatically sync up with what ever audio you have playing, changing coloration and flashing along to the beat.

There are previously a lot of methods to sync your lights to audio — such as Signify’s have Hue Sync app — but those people solutions normally demand letting an app or some external hardware listen in on everything you’re actively playing.

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Aug. 31 (UPI) — President Joe Biden credited the U.S. military for carrying out “one of the biggest air lifts in history” by evacuating more than 120,000 people from Afghanistan by Tuesday’s deadline.

He addressed the nation from the White House to mark the United States’ departure from the country, nearly 20 years after going to war there.

“Last night in Kabul, the United States ended 20 years of war in Afghanistan. The longest war in American history,” Biden said.

“Only the United States had the capacity and the will and ability” to carry out the evacuations, which included some

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Programs for The Block, a loved ones pleasurable center opening soon in downtown North Wilkesboro, had been shared not too long ago.

House owners Mick and Aynsley Zulpo are building The Block in a developing close to the intersection of Sixth and Primary streets that originally was constructed as a Roses department shop.

It was afterwards a retail small business complex identified as Melody Sq. and became the Square when ordered by nearby businessman Scott Nafe.

Mick Zulpo spoke about these designs for the duration of the Aug. 20 once-a-year assembly of the Wilkes Financial Enhancement Corp. at the Stone

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