wedding

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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women

Kamala Harris on the debate stage: Sight of pride and hope for women of color

On Wednesday night, the American people heard a debate and not a shoutfest. Pundits called it a return to traditional debate, but for millions of women of color, it was anything but that. Sen. Kamala Harris, a Californian whose family story includes both Black and South Asian roots, took a place on a stage that had, until now, been reserved almost exclusively for white men.

We do not agree with everything that was said on Wednesday’s stage. Our own vision of justice, dignity, and equity may not align precisely with anyone on the national ticket. We cannot, however, allow these differences to obscure what should be celebrated, not just by South Asian and Black women, but by the entire country.

Regardless of one’s personal politics, South Asians took pride in seeing one of our own on a national ticket. When Harris shared her family’s migration story, we saw our own

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beauty

Authentic beauty and beast take stage in school show

Lumiere, played by Will Thompson, is part of an impressive looking lineup in Freyberg High School’s Beauty and the Beast.

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Lumiere, played by Will Thompson, is part of an impressive looking lineup in Freyberg High School’s Beauty and the Beast.

An epic array of costumes has ensured Freyberg High School’s Beauty and the Beast production looks every bit as good as the Disney film.

The Palmerston North school’s production this year runs from October 20-24.

The impressive costumes are owned by a Christchurch woman, but were made by Weta Workshop and make sure the young cast look the part.

About 120 students are involved in the show, including cast, orchestra and production. The orchestra started preparing in November and stage rehearsals started in February, before Covid-19 delayed things.

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Beauty and the Beast is on at Freyberg High School from October 20-24.

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Beauty and the Beast is on at Freyberg

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beauty

Malaysia’s Nadiyah Shahab, Big Stage winner joins downsized K-Beauty show

K-Beauty lovers, rejoice! Beauty series “Get It Beauty On The Road” returns to Malaysia next week for its third season. 

Expect bite-sized episodes, new hosts, and fresh tips and tricks suitable for our tropical climate when the show airs on Astro Ria and tvN Oct. 5. Actress Nadiyah Shahab and 2019 Big Stage winner Jang Han-byul will also grace the downsized show to share their personal take on all things beauty and lifestyle. 

The duo will co-host the six-episode series along with original hosts Kim Jung-min, who is a popular South Korean TV personality, and Kim Ki-soo, who is a comedian-turned-vlogger. 

The COVID-19 pandemic had affected the production of the third season, shortening episode durations from 30 minutes to just seven minutes. Filming also had to be done separately in South Korea and Malaysia, respectively. 

Nadiyah Shahab (center) with eight fans. Photo: tvN Asia

During a Q&A session pre-recorded

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shopping

Shopping Road Strategy Stage 13

The earliest malls had been Paris Arcades in the 19th century. And in time shave your legs it’s so significantly better to have your legs shaved when carrying pantyhose. Christmas, Birthdays, Valentines, Easter, Mom’s day and Father’s day are some big day that requires shopping for family members, pals and coworkers.

The day after Thanksgiving can be a giant shopping day for most American ladies. I like how nicely they maintain up after carrying them underneath tough blue denims and wash after wash. 2. Tremendous regional – it is a shopping mall with greater than 800,000 sq. feet of gross leasable space, probably three or more massive stores, extra selection, mass service provider, and trend apparel.

Hackers , pretend web sites, and even pretend firms can rip-off internet buyers out of their cash. There’s definitely some online cut price shopping to be had. For instance, it can save you a … Read More

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