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Dreaming of ‘Purple Rain’ on your wedding day? With no live music, First Avenue booking famous stage for private events

The pandemic has forced the iconic Minneapolis music venue to get creative.

MINNEAPOLIS — Whether you dream of a “White Wedding,” or “Purple Rain” on your wedding day, you’ll soon have the rare opportunity to book iconic music venue First Avenue as a wedding venue.

“Lucinda Williams actually got married on stage here,” said First Avenue marketing director Ashley Ryan. “We’ve had a couple of staff get married in the 7th St entry, but normally October, November, even into December, it’s our busiest time of year.”

If booking weddings sounds like selling out, Ryan says that’s the hope. For months, live music venues in Minnesota and most other states have sat in silence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have staff who have worked here for 20-30 years and since mid-March they’ve been out of work,” Ryan said. “So any kind of event that we can do to get people

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Jon Cryer shares joyful story of finding his wedding ring after losing it in the rain

Jon Cryer is breathing a sigh of relief.

The “Two and a Half Men” star shared a story of losing his wedding ring on a rainy night by the water at Cooper’s Park in Vancouver and thinking it was gone for good. But there turned out to be a happy ending.

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Cryer, 55, who has been married to wife Lisa Joyner since 2007, wrote a Twitter thread on Sunday detailing the weekend of anxiety he faced before calling The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service, a group of metal detector specialists, to get help.

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11 women’s rain jackets for every budget

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We can’t help but agree with the famous Carpenters song: Rainy days and Mondays always get us down. However, having a jacket that keeps you warm and dry certainly helps with the former.

Whether you’re looking for a classic trench, a trendy jacket or a sporty coat for staying active in the rain, there’s an affordable and functional option for you.

Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the best raincoats for women from brands you love like J.Crew, Lululemon and The North Face, as well as a few you may not have heard of yet. Don’t forget to grab a pair of rain boots

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