Dances with fire – Elixir Zdravi Fri, 23 Sep 2022 23:55:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Dances with fire – Elixir Zdravi 32 32 Revue Cabaret ZaZou: ‘Luminaire’ offers a wildly entertaining evening of songs, circus and more Fri, 23 Sep 2022 22:15:00 +0000

The Instagram-friendly crescent moon remains in the Cambria Hotel’s 14th-floor lobby, though the signage above now says Cabaret ZaZou rather than Teatro ZinZanni. The basic structure of the over two-hour spectacular “Cabaret ZaZou presents Luminaire” remains similar to the hallmark of Randolph Entertainment LLC, which has made it a point to bring world-class circus performers to the lavish “Spiegeltent” installed in the store. Hotel.

Like ZinZanni, “Luminaire” features a dazzling parade of extraordinary contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and aerialists in a venue so intimate you can see them sweating. As before, circus acts are woven together by an adorable clown (played by ZinZanni star Frank Ferrante) and live music. It’s all accompanied by a nice four-course meal and the chance to drop some serious coin on a gift shop tiara.

‘Cabaret ZaZou presents Luminaire’

But where Teatro ZinZanni was a substantial-as-bubble confection, Dreya Weber-directed “Luminaire” packs a punch with feel-good laughs and jaw-dropping acts of Dare-deviltry.

Nowhere is the change in tone more striking than in a juggling act by Ukraine-born Viktor Kee, who materializes on stage as a sort of untied, otherworldly, stone-faced Prometheus in a bodysuit. as fluid and molding as body paint.

Orbs of light the size of oranges materialize between his fingers, dance down his spine, tower above his head like fireflies in increasingly complex configurations before the circles of light begin to fall. from above like a hailstorm. Kee ends by rushing forward in a pose that is both defiant and pleading, one outstretched arm projecting an orb of light towards the audience before the power goes out.

The nominal theme of “Luminaire” is that we are all at a “feast of forgiveness”, and there are particular rites and rituals dealing with this. Thus explains Ferrante as Forte the clown. Ferrante is irresistible, works the crowd, and deftly handles cheekily maneuverable audience members as he gets everyone dancing to a Beyonce hit. The “At Last” slow-jam comes courtesy of Liv Warfield, who along with James Harkness provide powerful vocals throughout the show.

Musical director Chuck Webb and his crackerjack quintet create a palette of rhythm, blues, soul, rock and pop and old-school gems. The flurry of opening songs, including the playful “Minnie the Moocher,” make the place feel like a playful speakeasy.

Liv Warfield, who along with James Harkness provide powerful vocals throughout the night at “Cabaret ZaZou presents Luminaire”.

The music pivots in a flash as Warfield enters with an electrifying cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.” Where Barkley’s original questions the sanity of two people, Warfield seems to blame the sanity of the whole world as she walks across the stage, a star in her element.

From there, we’re treated to a perky/thrilling roller skating number in which England’s Isis Clegg-Vinell and Nathan Price (two-thirds of England’s trapeze band Trio Vertex, which also includes Cornelius Atkinson) kick in as Olympic ice dancers on a platform the size of a backyard trampoline, less than five feet from crowded cafe tables laden with hummus and cocktails.

Mongolian contortionist Ulzii Mergen is also notable for her frolicking and arachnoid dexterity, in which she plays the piano for all four limbs from an angle that seems impossible.

With Warfield, Harkness raises the emotional stakes while accompanying circus acts and solos on his own arena-worthy charisma and a voice that can go from silk to growl to belt to falsetto without dropping a note.

Set designer/design director Shauna Frazier has the stage surrounded from above in (what looks like) stained glass. With candelabra and chandeliers giving the place the warmth of a brothel, there’s no bad place in the house.

Costume designer Debra M. Bauer designs stunning looks, whether they reference the elegance and swagger of the Roaring Twenties or pure fantasy. For their trapeze act, Bauer dons Trio Vertex in red and black flame-patterned units and leotards, their arms and legs bound in leather accents and straps evoking a Mad Max-style dystopian universe. No one smiles as they whirl straps above the diners, their spins, dives and falls get faster, farther and more frantic until we feel like we’re watching fire fall from the sky .

Weber has yet to time it perfectly. Meal service intervenes on some of the voice acts, forcing the actors to compete with newly plated salmon, chicken and steak for the audience’s attention. Don’t get distracted. “Luminaire” is fabulous.

World-renowned band Earth, Wind & Fire perform a show for Tallahassee residents Thu, 22 Sep 2022 05:47:00 +0000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Wednesday night, Tallahassee became a Boogie Wonderland as Earth, Wind and Fire took center stage at the Cascades Park Amphitheater.

The sold-out event drew many people to Tallahassee eager to see the award-winning band.

People were ready for Just Groove Wednesday night in Tallahassee as people of all backgrounds and ages were thrilled to experience the elements, Earth, Wind and Fire.

The shining stars themselves put on a show Wednesday night in Tallahassee and with them came fond memories.

“It’s the vibe and being able to remember what happened from when I was growing up in high school to today,” said Tallahassee resident Angel Lluveras. “Being able to live with the band, dance with the band and enjoy the time we spent together for a while.”

The band’s music spanning a period that one couple said was a big part of their relationship.

“We’ve been married for over thirty years, so this is part of our beginnings, you know. Earth, Wind & Fire have been a part of our lives for some time,” explained Tallahassee residents Rich and Jakki Smith. “I grew up enjoying Earth, Wind & Fire and haven’t seen them in over forty years, so this is just a chance to get out and relive some old memories.”

Hundreds of people of all ages gathered to watch the legendary band whose impact spanned generations.

“Their music is just awesome, it speaks to everyone and it’s very relaxing and just relaxing and it’s just timeless,” said Tallahassee resident Lori Huskisson.

Huskisson was unable to enter the sold-out event, but that didn’t stop her from sitting in her own lawn chair enjoying the music just outside the premises.

“I’m having a great time! It’s a beautiful night, beautiful weather and it’s just a wonderful concert that sounds great and I didn’t have to pay for it so it’s great,” exclaimed Huskisson.

The band gave a timeless performance on one of the most fitting days of the year, much to the delight of their fans.

“Oh my God, just like the song! Oh wow! Yes yes! It’s amazing! It’s perfect! That will come to mind when we sing September,” the Smiths enthused.

And after love and music ended Wednesday night in Tallahassee, people say they’ll never forget September 21.

Considering it was the night of September 21st, the iconic group wrapped up their performance with their mind-blowing song “September”!

Events and resources ahead of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Daily News Tue, 20 Sep 2022 14:55:37 +0000 Although the university is open on September 30, there will be no classes, providing an opportunity to learn about the history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to reflect on the truth and reconciliation, as well as the potential of universities to drive currencies.

On Friday, September 30, the McMaster campus community will join others across the country in commemorating Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This is an important date for our students, staff and faculty. Although the university is open, no classes are scheduled on this day, also known as Orange Shirt Day to raise awareness of the legacy of residential schools and honor survivors.

Orange Shirt Day is named after Phyllis Webstad. When she was six, her grandmother gave her an orange shirt to wear to school. Once she arrived at St. Joseph’s Mission for her first day, her clothes were taken away.

“The color orange always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn’t matter, how nobody cared, and how I felt like I was worthless,” Webstad said. “All of us little children were crying and no one cared.”

The cancellation of classes provides an opportunity to reflect on broader issues related to truth and reconciliation and to draw inspiration from the potential that universities have to make positive contributions to reconciliation through education and inclusion. .

A number of educational resources, as well as campus and community events, are listed below.


Virtual Tour of Mohawk Institute Boarding School

September 21, 28 and 29 | On line

Offered by the Woodland Cultural Centre, the guided tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian residential school retraces its 140 years of history. The tour includes the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms in the building, as well as interviews with five survivors of the Mohawk Institute.

Cost: $10 – applied directly to supporting educational work.

register here

Indigenous Health Learning Pavilion Welcome Gathering

September 23 | 6:00 p.m. | On the campus

The Indigenous Health Learning Lodge (IHLL) at McMaster University invites you to join them for a welcome event at LR Wilson Hall.

The rally will be attended by Chancellor McMaster Santee Smith and will feature an interpretive dance performance led by JP Longboat of Circadia Indigena.

register here

Truth and Reconciliation Day Roundtable

September 29 | 6-7.30 p.m. | On the campus

Members of our campus community are invited to attend the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Roundtable hosted by the Indigenous Studies faculty at the Michael G. DeGroote Center for Learning and Discovery, Room 1110.

A recording of the roundtable will be available from the afternoon of September 30. The link to the recording will be displayed on this page.

Register here to attend the live event

Raising Our Children: 3 Day Event

Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 | off-campus

The Hamilton Regional Indian Center invites you to attend various events at the Hamilton Gage Park Bandstand.

  • Social: Thursday September 29 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Community event with speakers, drummers, singers, vendors and more: Friday September 30 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Family Fun Day: Saturday October 1 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fire and lunch

September 30 | Starts at noon | On the campus

Native students, staff and faculty are invited to lunch at LR Wilson Hall, Ceremonial Room (1811) and pass by a fire in the courtyard.

Screening of films of Indian horses

September 30 | 11am | On the campus

Native Student Services and the Department of Native Studies will host a screening of indian horse at the McMaster Concert Hall located in LR Wilson Hall. The film tells the story of an Indigenous boy who survives the residential school system and becomes a talented hockey player, only to have his past traumas resurface.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

A post-screening reception with coffee, tea and cookies will be held between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Waller Lobby.

Orange shirts for sale at campus store

The McMaster campus store sells Orange Shirt Day t-shirts for $19.99. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Aboriginal students.


SF’s Richmond District Chinese Community Celebrates Resilience at Moon Festival Sat, 17 Sep 2022 23:09:31 +0000 On a rare sunny morning in San Francisco’s Richmond neighborhood, hundreds of people filled San Francisco’s Clement Street between 7th and 10th Avenues to celebrate the Fall Moon Festival, a celebration of the action of graces and plentiful food – including, of course, the hugely popular mooncake.

Stalls set up by government agencies, community nonprofits and independent art vendors lined the street as lion dancers weaved their way through the crowds, often stopping to interact with young children fascinated by the bright and colorful costumes. Festival-goers and passersby walked in and out of Clement Street’s many restaurants, bakeries and cafes, often leaving with bags full of dim sum.

While the festival was a celebration of Chinese culture, music and arts, this year it took on a greater significance for the neighborhood’s Asian American and Chinese community — one of celebrating resilience.

“Last year the Asian American community went through so much,” said Assemblyman Phil Ting, who helped launch the Richmond festival six years ago. “This event is a place where Asian American families can hang out and feel safe. There is strength in numbers. »

A group of children react as a lion dance team performs on stage during the Fall Moon Festival in the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Stephen Lam/The Chronicle

At the festival’s opening ceremony, many speakers, including City Solicitor David Chiu, Mayor of London Breed, and Chief Constable Bill Scott echoed this message, acknowledging the violence and difficulties the community has gone through over the past year.

“The Autumn Moon isn’t just about giving thanks, it’s about remembering, being reborn, and being renewed,” Chiu said. “With the pandemic, the recession and everything this city has been through, we’re back stronger than ever and we’re going to have a great time.”

Breed added that community groups in Richmond are working hard to keep the community safe, thanking them for what they’re doing and encouraging attendees to let go and have a good time.

“I know this city has its challenges and we have a lot of work to do,” she said. “But it’s a beautiful day in Richmond, so let’s enjoy it.”

Members of Lion Dance Me perform a traditional lion dance during the Fall Moon Festival in the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Members of Lion Dance Me perform a traditional lion dance during the Fall Moon Festival in the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Stephen Lam/The Chronicle

The Chinese Historical Society of America booth, a kind of pop-up exhibit showcasing the achievements of Chinese American women, seemed to capture that sentiment perfectly with its interactive flair.

On a table in the center of the booth was a small wooden board, broken in half, with the message “No dogs or Chinese allowed” – a nod to Bruce Lee’s film Fist of Fury, in which Lee punches through a sign with the same message.

With markers and simple wooden boards, museum executive director Justin Hoover encouraged those who stopped by to recreate the moment for themselves.

“Write down what oppresses you, what you have to go through in life,” he told attendees as he handed out the boards. “Then you will cross it.”

People clog Clement Street during the Fall Moon Festival in the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

People clog Clement Street during the Fall Moon Festival in the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Stephen Lam/The Chronicle

And they did. As a museum volunteer held the board outstretched, people drilled through the things they hoped to overcome, covering the floor with shattered messages like misogyny, racism, homophobia and Asian hatred.

Supervisor Connie Chan, whose district includes the Richmond and who helped organize the event, said the museum booth was one of her favorites.

“It’s such a big symbol of empowerment for this community,” she said between conversations with constituents, often in Cantonese. The word she pierced? Corruption.

With Chan was Police Chief Scott, who also stopped to break a plank – choosing “community violence” as the obstacle to break.

University of San Francisco students Akio Goto and Uyen Pham, along with several other friends, were attending the festival when they stumbled across the booth and decided to smash their own oppressors. Pham wrote “Asian female stereotypes”.

(L-R) San Francisco Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson, Mayor London Breed, Police Chief William Scott, District 1 Supervisor Connie Chan, California State Assemblyman Phil Ting, L Assessor-Recorder Joaquín Torres and City Attorney David Chiu pose with a giant mooncake during the Fall Moon Festival in the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

(L-R) San Francisco Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson, Mayor London Breed, Police Chief William Scott, District 1 Supervisor Connie Chan, California State Assemblyman Phil Ting, L Assessor-Recorder Joaquín Torres and City Attorney David Chiu pose with a giant mooncake during the Fall Moon Festival in the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Stephen Lam/The Chronicle

“In Asian households, girls are expected to be quiet, submissive, correct and feminine,” she said. “But I want to break that stereotype, because not everyone can be that. You have to say what you think.

For the director of the Hoover Museum, the activity was another extension of his goal with the organization – to change the narrative for the Chinese community from a victim’s story to a success story.

“It’s about fighting the oppressor,” he said. “For so many years the Chinese were workers, they built the railroads, they did all these things, but they weren’t recognized. Now we take that back and celebrate all the great things we’ve accomplished over the years.

Danielle Echeverria is a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: danielle.echeverria@sfchronicle.comTwitter: @DanielleEchev

India’s steel frame sings and dances. IAS officers learn their art Tue, 13 Sep 2022 04:23:27 +0000

New Delhi: IAS agents in India are generally known to be stiff, rule-abiding and austere people, measuring their lives between incoming and outgoing file baskets while seated in a chair wrapped in white towels. So when Indian Administrative Services agent Hari Om sang a song about a Dal Lake shikara in Kashmir, it was bound to go viral.

Virality is not what IAS agents are known for. But lately, several officers are not only singing, playing and dancing, but also uploading their videos. Their creative explosions spread through social media like wildfire, significantly faster than the speed of a government brief.

The faceless and unofficial steel frame of India sings. And people love it. They are the new stars on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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IAS officers carpe diem

The last time people sang romantic songs about Dal Lake was in Bollywood movies and music videos. But a loving song of loss and longing by an IAS cadre officer from Uttar Pradesh serving in Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s government is not being shared on WhatsApp groups every day.

Main tere pyaar ka mara hua, Sikander hoon magar hara hua hoonUP Principal Secretary Dr. Hari Om sang the song he had written. He regularly sings ghazals by Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Talat Mahmood and many others.

IAS officer presents his book to UP CM Yogi Adityanath | Dr. Hari Om/Twitter

This isn’t his first brush with viral social media fame.

In 2007, when Hariom was posted to Gorakhpur which is Yogi’s constituency and the seat of his muth, Hari Om even arrested BJP MP Adityanath and sent him to jail for 11 days. When Yogi became the CM of UP, many feared that he would “not spare” the IAS officer. But Hari Om presented his book, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra to Yogi, and this photo went viral.

The IAS officer takes more pleasure in seeing his music videos shared on social media. “I’ve always wanted to do something different. Ever since I was a child, people praised my voice, but due to lack of time, I never had a chance to develop my hobby,” he says.

Music was a neglected hobby and over time it had become an itch he couldn’t wish for anymore. He wasn’t just a bathroom singer. He sang in school, college and even IAS academy, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA). But after 10 successful years as an IAS officer, it was time.

Hari Om has released six albums in 17 years in tune with the tides of technology. His first albums were cassettes, then CDs and now he publishes them on YouTube. And he still calls himself a part-time artist.

He releases one song a month on his YouTube channel, which has over 8,000 subscribers. His small army of fans is mesmerized by the “purity” of his voice. “A simply brilliant interpretation. soulful voice. . .really touching,” one commenter wrote.

For many of these officers, the Covid pandemic has come as a carpe diem moment. The status quo was simply not going to be enough.

File photo of Rakhee Gupta |  Twitter |  @rakheeguptaias
File photo of Rakhee Gupta | Twitter | @rakheeguptaias

Like Hari Om, IAS officer Rakhee Gupta also limited his audience to friends and family for 25 years. But then she had a bad Covid attack, one that saw her hospitalized. As doctors administered Remdesivir and oxygen, the words “Zindagi na milegi dobara’ kept playing in his head. It was kind of a turning point.

“Now I tell everyone that you can only live once. Follow whatever hobby you have,” says Gupta, who is part of the UP group, 1997.

Music comes naturally to her and her mother is also a gifted singer. After recovering from Covid the first thing she did was sing’Ratungi Radha Naam‘, which trended on social media for several days.

“Covid taught us to live life to the fullest, and then one day I took time off and recorded the song,” she says. A few days later, her song even made it to the Times Music list where it remained for two months.

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Music as a stress reliever

The job of an IAS officer – whether as a district magistrate or in the secretariat – is a 24×7 life without breaks, breathless and often thankless. There’s no room to let your hair down for creative pursuits. The proverbial stiff upper lip is part of the appeal and eventually becomes them.

“If we are collectors or agents of any department, if you consider it a burden, then the job and the employees who work with you will feel like a burden,” says Hari Om. “But since I’ve included music in my life, no matter how hard the job, it’s done by humming.” Even the most breathtaking tasks do not weigh it down. “It can also get creative,” he adds.

For Rakhee Gupta, who studied at Lady Shri Ram College and the Delhi School of Economics, music is a stress reliever. His introduction into the professional world of music happened by chance. She was “humming a few tunes at a party” and caught the eye of a guest from the music industry. “They offered me to record a song for them.” A few days after the song was released, she learned that it had been covered by Times Music.

As a senior IAS officer – and woman – Gupta was initially concerned about public perception. Would there be a backlash? Would this affect his career? In all the scenarios playing in her head, she never once had a sudden rise to fame.

“In October 2020, when the whole world was in the throes of Covid, my song came out and I started trending on Twitter,” she says. “I must have looked at myself more than ten times in the mirror that day. It was great…like when a child’s wish comes true.

Gupta also writes poems, which she occasionally shares on her Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Batch 2011 IAS Officer Abhishek Singh |  Facebook: Abhishek Singh
Batch 2011 IAS Officer Abhishek Singh | Facebook: Abhishek Singh

Many IAS and IPS officers have secret hobbies and hidden talents. But they are mostly hidden as family secrets or revealed at dinner parties. But social media changes their way of thinking, gives them courage and the secrets fall.

It’s not just about singing and dancing, it’s also about acting. IAS officer Abhishek Singh has been the talk of the town since he played himself in the second season of the Netflix hit, Crime in Delhi. His Instagram account offers his three million followers a brilliant insight into how celebrities meet professionals. A photo of her meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is followed by another with fashion designer Manish Malhotra. Another reel shows him lip-syncing and dancing to the popular song ‘Slowly slowly’ with Indian rapper Badshah.

“I don’t sing except in the bathroom,” Singh says.

The IAS officer, currently Deputy Commissioner of Delhi, rose to popularity two years ago when he lip-synced and starred in the viral T-series song video, Dil Tod Ke. He made his acting debut in the short film Chaar Pandra (2020), entirely made by students.

“It’s fate,” he says.

When Singh was offered a chance to act in Crime in Delhi, he jumped on it. His former boss and current Delhi Election Commissioner Vijay Kumar Dev allowed him to take him over as long as it did not affect his job.

“Listen, everyone is a hero… When we are in front of our bedroom mirror, we think of ourselves as heroes. It’s just a matter of having a chance, I had it,” Singh said.

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Juggling two worlds

The breadth of their experience and exposure informs their “hobbies”, but it’s not easy to balance a demanding career with an equally demanding hobby.

“I’ve been writing since I was in college, but it was immature. Time, age, and understanding have brought a big change in my writing. I don’t know what inspires me, but my social exposure is such that I meet all kinds of people. And that experience matures my writing,” says City Commissioner Mahendra Singh Tanwar, who has pledged to make the Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh Gazab Ghaziabad‘.

These days though, he can barely write two lines. He starts his day at eight o’clock in the morning but there is no end time. But even writing these lines helps. “No matter how much work I do, if I write two lines, then I feel energized,” says Singh who has written more than 10 songs so far, under the pen name MST Mahi.

Of the two songs he released this year, one is a Hindi number, Aaya Numaish by Rang Taal Studio for Valentine’s Day. The other, a Haryanvi song, Tanwar Ka Unchi Haveligot over 240 million views on YouTube.

But unlike her colleagues, Mahendra Singh doesn’t want her “hobby” to be in the public domain. “I want to maintain the strong image of the IAS,” he says.

Not everyone can juggle public service with a creative career. Some also quit. Especially those who were pushed into the IAS mindlessly from the start. It’s not an easy decision to cut the umbilical cord in services, but sometimes the pull can be too much.

IAS Officer Kashish Mittal |  Youtube
IAS Officer Kashish Mittal | Youtube

This is what happened to Niti Ayog’s officer, Kashish Mittal, who resigned unexpectedly in September 2019. Mittal, a cadre officer of AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territory) from batch 2011, has been appointed additional Principal Secretary of NITI. Ayog.

His professional trajectory has marked out all the “I’s” dreamed of by millions of young men and women across India: the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and then the IAS. But for Kashish, it only further distanced him from his first love, classical music.

He began studying classical music at the age of eight. Live performances were part of his childhood and college years, but they were never a distraction from his college life. “I continued to flesh out and did well in math and science. I decided to go into engineering and entered IIT-Delhi with an All India rank of four.

Passing the UPSC exam was the next logical step.

“But everyone knows that my life is all about music,” says Kashish, who started taking classical music lessons from Professor Harvinder Singh and later learned from Pandit Yashpal of Agra Gharana.

“It was not easy for me to leave IAS,” he says. But the inner voice asking him if he was doing what he really wanted was getting louder and louder.

“And then one day, I quit.

(Editing by Ratan Priya)

23 indoor and outdoor events are taking place in Greeley, Windsor, Loveland and around NoCo for the week of September 10-16, 2022 Fri, 09 Sep 2022 23:34:08 +0000

While we may have banked on summer for so long and immersed ourselves in welcoming the fall season in all its golden glory, that doesn’t mean the calendars of events and activities take a turn for the worse. pause.

This week’s Go+Do is packed with fun indoor and outdoor events sure to keep everyone in the family entertained. From concerts and comedy shows to a groovy fundraiser for the Humane Society of Weld County and a 9/11 tribute, check out some of these 23 events taking place in Greeley, Windsor, Loveland, Fort Collins and across the country. northern Colorado region.

Saturday September 10

1. Get out your tie-dye and head over to Weld Community Credit Union for the 2nd Annual Woofstock. The event invites community members of all ages to come out and enjoy crafts, music, Humane Society of Weld County puppies and more. Donations of food, pet beds, cleaning supplies and other items for the shelter are appreciated. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit

2. The King Street Market Craft and Vendor Show starts at 9am at the United Methodist Church at 108 King Ave., Johnstown. The open market is open to all ages and will include local vendors, a food truck and more. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, visit

3. The Great Bison Shuffle is scheduled to take place at 7:30 a.m. at the Terry Bison Ranch, 51 I-25 Service Road East, Cheyenne. The route will take runners and walkers of all ages through scenic ranch land. Money raised at the event will help purchase exercise equipment for Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation program. Participants can sign up for a fun 10k, 5k, 2k or kids run. Registration fees vary from $20 to $75 per person depending on the race chosen. For more information or to register, go to

4. Join Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue at 9am for their dedication at New Fire Station 4, 1350 New Library Road, Windsor. All ages are welcome to attend the dedication, meet the staff, tour the station and learn more about the department. For more information, visit

5. The Fort Morgan Fly-In and Air Expo: Just Plane Crazy is scheduled for 8 a.m. at the Fort Morgan Municipal Airport, located at 23101 State Highway 52. ​​The free event will feature pilots and flight instructors, food trucks, skydiving, drones and more for all ages. For more information, visit

6. The Tri-County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will begin at 8 a.m. at Riverside Park, 1600 Main Street in Fort Morgan. The national event helps raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease care, support and research. All ages are welcome to participate in the walk. For more information or to register, go to

Sunday September 11

7. Bootleg Emulator is scheduled to perform at 4 p.m. at Verboten Brewing, 127 5th St., Loveland. The band will perform a wide variety of selections ranging from Bill Withers to Thundercat, sprinkling in soul, pop and jazz tracks along the way. The concert is open to adults 21 and older and there is no charge to attend. For more information, contact Verboten Brewing at (970) 775-7371.

8. Honor the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by joining the 9/11 Rally for America flag waving event at 7 p.m. at Liberty Island on Highway 34, corner southeast of Lake Loveland. The event will include opening remarks by David Hunt, an invocation by Lt. Randy Stokes, presentation of the colors and guest speakers. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, visit

9. The Honey Festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. at Fairgrounds Park, 700 S. Railroad Ave., Loveland. The free event will feature different types of honey and beeswax products, a children’s play area, a mead garden, education on the nutritional benefits of honey, and the opportunity to observe a beehive. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit

10. The 4th Annual Horsetooth Fest: Opera Grand Finale will be held at 11:30 a.m. at 1209 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. The festival will feature a variety of experimental, student, narrative and animated shorts and music videos, as well as question and answer sessions from filmmakers and videographers. All ages are welcome and admission is $35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

Monday September 12

11. Get started in country swing dance class at 5:30 p.m. at Aims Community College, 5401 W. 20th St., Greeley. The six-week course will teach dancers ages 18 and up the ins and outs of swing country dancing. You do not need a partner to participate in the course. Registration is $139 per person. For more information or to register, go to

12. Ladies, struggling with toxic relationships? is set for 2 p.m. online. The free program, led by Life Coach Des Caminos, will discuss how to recognize a toxic relationship, find clarity and move on. The program is open to adults 18 and older and registration is required. For more information, visit

Tuesday September 13

13. NoCo Connections for Young Professionals is to meet at 5 p.m. at Old Chicago, 2349 W. 29th St. in Greeley. The group, open to adults 45 and under, offers attendees the opportunity to network, make connections, learn about other businesses and organizations in the community, and have fun while doing it all. The event is free and registration is not required. For more information, visit

14. Learn about natural remedies at Herbal Brain Tonics for Clarity, Energy, and Focus at 6:15 p.m. at Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary and Clinic, 223 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. The class will be taught by Brita LaTona and will discuss nootropics, a class of herbs that restore, strengthen and help people focus. Each participant will have the chance to create their own dye mixture. Admission is $25 per person and the course is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, visit

Wednesday September 14

15. The Duane Betts Trio will take the stage at 7 p.m. at the Moxi Theatre, 802 9th St., Greeley. Betts is an American singer-songwriter from Sarasota, Florida who cut his teeth in the music business while serving with The Allman Brothers Band. The musician is currently working on his second album which will contain notes of blues, rock and country. All ages with valid photo ID are welcome to attend. Tickets are $20 per person for general admission, $70 for a reserved table for two, and $140 for a reserved table for four. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

Thursday September 15

16. Unstoppable Curiosity is hosting a Brown Bag Non-Book Club at 12:30 p.m. at 2410 35th Ave., Greeley. The event will feature a short quick-read article followed by a discussion on self-reflection, growth and development. The event is open to adults 18 and older and registration is $20 per person to attend. For more information or to register, go to

17. The Head and The Heart is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. at Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison. The group puts on a high-energy show and has landed performance spots at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. All ages are welcome to attend the concert and tickets range from $55 per person to $275 per person depending on seat selection. For more information, visit

Friday September 16

18. Oktoberfest Fest weekend kicks off at noon at MainStage Brewing Company, 450 Main St., Lyons. The event will feature a variety of beers from Colorado breweries as well as polka bands, dancing, pretzels and more for adults 21 and older. Entrance to the festival is free. For more information, visit

19. The Cheyenne Greek Festival begins at 4 p.m. at Frontier Park Exhibition Hall, 1312 W. 8th Ave. with a variety of Greek dishes, live entertainment, Greek dancing, a bazaar and more for all ages. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Needs Inc. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit

20. Help the City of Windsor welcome its new restaurant, Betta Gumbo, with a grand opening celebration at 6 p.m. at 526 Main Street. The event will feature the Bourbon Brass Band, food and drink for all ages. For more information, contact Betta Gumbo at (970) 685-4842.

21. Comedian Jim Gaffigan – The Fun Tour is set to appear at 8 p.m. at the Ranch Events Center, 5280 Arena Circle. The show will mark Gaffigan’s first Loveland appearance for the Grammy-nominated comedian. Gaffigan is known for his unique brand of fatherhood-centric comedy and life observations. The show will have adult themes, so parental supervision is advised. Tickets are $65 and $75 per person plus handling fees. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

22. Country music superstar Keith Urban brings his The Speed ​​of Now World Tour to Colorado at 7 p.m. at The Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. Urban has a long string of hits which include “Blue Ain’t Your Color”, “Stupid Boy” and “The Fighter”. Ingrid Andress and Tyler Hubbard will join Urban at the concert. Tickets range from $35 per person to $379 per person depending on seat selection. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit

23. Again! Bis! presents Screwball Comedy by Norm Foster at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St. in Fort Collins. The show captures the flair of the 30s and 40s through colorful characters, witty dialogue and fast-paced comedy. All ages are welcome and admission is $18 for guests 13 and older and $14 for children 12 and under. For more information, visit

Dancing queen sets the stage on fire again with her sensational dance moves, viral video Tue, 06 Sep 2022 05:35:08 +0000






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Video of Sapna Choudhary: Haryanvi dancer Sapna Choudhary is known for her tremendous dance moves. Today, everyone is crazy about her. All Sapna videos and songs go. Sapna Choudhary has a huge fan following on social media. She is known for her unique personality and beauty. Once again, his video is going viral on social media.

Teri Aakhya Ka Yo Kajal

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Sapna is known for her desi style. In this dance video, Sapna Choudhary is seen setting the internet on fire. Fans are showering their love on her video. In this, she dances to the song ‘Teri Aakhya Ka Yo Kajal’. We see her in her desi look in this video wearing a black suit in which she looks very pretty. For the uninitiated, this is one of Sapna Choudhary’s most popular songs.

Must Read: Sapna Chaudhary Dance: Ravi Kishan tries to hook up with famous dancer Haryanvi, watch the video here

Popularity of Sapna Choudhary

For the uninitiated, Sapna Choudhary also appeared on Salman Khan’s hit reality show “Bigg Boss”. Sapna’s popularity increased after the Bigg Boss. Sapna is also very active on social networks and she knows how to impress her fans.

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Wike, Ayu’s rants put Atiku in a ‘tight corner’ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 10:03:51 +0000

By this time last week, many Nigerians, especially members and supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), were a little excited about the hope that peace would return to the party and the possibility of it gaining the full support of one of its key leaders, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, for the 2023 elections.

The excitement followed news of a meeting between the governor and the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The duo met over dinner at the Carlton Hotel in London on August 26 with Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, among others.

In the same week, and before the meeting, the governors met Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, and the presidential candidate of the Labor Party, Peter Obi.

All of the meetings were linked to preparations and strategies for the 2023 general elections, with the governors, who are all members of the PDP, ostensibly trying to decide who to support among the presidential candidates.

Their date with the non-PDP candidates prompted Atiku to take a detour to a business trip to Paris to meet the governors in London – with the hope of reconciling them and keeping them in the party.

Mr. Wike has resented Atiku and the PDP since the presidential primary in June. After losing the presidential ticket to Atiku – which he and members of his camp believe was due to a decision by Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal to step down late in the race – Mr Wike blamed the party of betraying him and violating his constitution.

Efforts by the two men to meet, either in person or through emissaries, have either stalled, stalled or not been entirely successful. The August 25 meeting did not have a different outcome.

New problem

AFor the moment, there does not seem to be a clear adjective to qualify this last meeting between Atiku and the Wike camp. Indeed, while requests have been made and resolutions made at the meeting, one is still consulting on how to meet the requests while the other seems to be adding fuel the fire he lit by literally dancing and basking in the attention he receives from political suitors.

One of their meeting requests was for the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to step down and be replaced by a candidate from the south.

The demand, Camp Wike explained, is to correct the imbalance in the party leadership.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr. Wike’s team is already pitching Taofeek Arapaja, National Vice President of the Party, South, for his appointment as Acting National President pending the holding of another congress.

Following this request, Atiku promised to consult and get back to the group. While no time has been set for Atiku to report, it’s been over a week and there’s still no word from him – at least not about that.

The presidential candidate is undoubtedly in a tough spot as his main task, as requested, is to get Mr Ayu – one of his loyalists – out of office.

Clearly, Mr. Wike and his group don’t care which method Atiku would use to fulfill their request. They just want Mr. Ayu to resign as he promised before the primary.

A much more difficult task

HAlthough it already looks like Atiku is responding to this request, Governor de Rivers and the party chairman actually didn’t make it easy.

The latest installment in the series of blockbusters that have emanated from the PDP is the back and forth between the two men.

Over the past week, Nigerians have seen the duo argue over who is more mature, who is guilty or who uses vocabulary better, among other things.

After Mr Wike’s meeting with Atiku, his supporters continued to demand Mr Ayu’s resignation – as a way forward for the party. And in a terse response, Mr Ayu fired people asking him to quit as a child.

He maintained that he was elected for a four-year term and that he had not even completed one.

“I co-founded the PDP in Nigeria and some boys who don’t know how we struggled and what we went through can’t cause problems for the party. When we started the PDP, we didn’t know these boys, they are children, they don’t know why we founded the party. We will not agree with a single person to come and destroy our party,” Mr. Ayu said.

Many Nigerians knew this answer would be answered and it took less than 24 hours for Mr. Wike to prove them right.

In his response, he called the President arrogant and ungrateful. He said the people Mr. Ayu called “children” brought him out of nowhere and put him in the position he is in now.

“Someone said that those of you who say the right thing should be done are boys; they are children… You can imagine how ingratitude… how ungrateful people can be… Dr. Ayu said we are children. Yes, the children brought you to be president of the party, the children brought you from the gutter to make you president. You have been impeached and fired. Arrogance can’t get you anywhere.

Mr. Wike also challenged the PDP chairman to prove himself as a man of honor and keep his promise to step down if the northern region produces the presidential candidate.

Although Mr Ayu has said he will not comment or respond to Mr Wike again, the existing feud between the two men is also felt by the presidential candidate who obviously needs both men – everyone – on board as parties prepare for campaigns.

How Atiku intends to appeal to the already angry Mr. Ayu and at the same time appealing to Mr. Wike is a puzzle that many Nigerians are waiting to see how it will be solved.

One thing is certain though. He will, in the meantime, hope that the two men behave well and try not to aggravate the already critical situation.

For the members there is peace, hope

For some members of the PDP, there is no crisis in the party.

This is the message they put out last week – “disagreement between family members is normal”, “people are allowed to have different opinions”, “the party is united”, “the party is ready for 2023 and sure of victory” and least convincing of all, “everyone in the party – including Wike – is on the same page.”

The most recent comment came from party spokesperson Debo Ologunagba who said what the PDP is experiencing is differences, not a crisis and the events of the party will not only be resolved soon, nor will it affect the direction of the party and preparations for the next year’s polls.

He was, however, aware enough to recognize the current discord between some members.

A few others are so hopeful that with or without the current crisis rocking the party and with or without Governor Wike, the party will achieve victory in the 2023 election.

For Phrank Shaibu, a special assistant, public communications at Atiku, Governor Wike is part of the PDP but “whether the rooster crows or not, the sun will rise. Atiku will be president in 2023.”

“But, despite the problem, are we ready?… The answer is yes. He (Atiku) remains the only candidate who is not only prepared but very prepared,” he said in an interview with Arise TV.

Final plans and strategies

IThere are less than four weeks left until the start of campaigns on September 28 and the party will no doubt use that time to try to fix cracked walls and broken fences in its house.

Already, the National Working Committee of the party has scheduled a meeting for Thursday. The meeting originally scheduled for August 10 and 11 has been postponed.

At the meeting, members are expected to continue consultations regarding Mr. Wike’s request.

While he hopes to make progress in his consultations in the new week, Atiku hopes that MM. Wike and Ayu will find a way to at least stay quiet. Mr. Ayu will probably play pretend for now. But for Mr. Wike, it is impossible to predict what the governor will do.

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Neelam Giri’s Jaw Drop Dance Sets The Internet On Fire, Watch The Video Fri, 02 Sep 2022 12:44:31 +0000






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Bhojpuri dance video: Bhojpuri actress Neelam Giri often catches the attention of fans. The actress drives her fans crazy with her unique style and killer moves. Neelam Giri is also known as the social media queen of Bhojpuri film industry. One of her dance videos is trending on YouTube these days.

Neelam’s sexy dance to ‘Raja Ji Badi Laaj Lagata’

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The song “Raja Ji Badi Laaj Lagata” by star Neelam Giri and Parvesh Lal Yadav is setting YouTube on fire. An incredible chemistry is emerging between the two actors. Neelam looks sizzling in the video and does some sexy moves.

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Let us tell you that the video was posted on Neelam Giri official YouTube channel. This video got more than 571,478 views so far. The song is sung by Pravesh Lal Yadav & Shilpi Raj, while the lyrics are written by Sonu Sargam Aara and the music is provided by Arya Sharma. That’s why the video for this song is causing a stir on YouTube.

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Bigg Boss 15 star Umar Riaz brings home a fancy new car. This is what Karan Kundra wrote Wed, 31 Aug 2022 14:17:48 +0000

Umar Riaz shared this image. (courtesy: ummariazz91)

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Big Boss 15 fame Umar Riaz bought a fancy car. He dropped off a series of photos with the latest addition to his garage. Umar Riaz, dressed in his casual attire, is seen striking a cool pose for the lens. You can also see that Umar Riaz’s name is written on the license plate. Sharing the photographs, he wrote: “Finally… Alhamdulillah. Shortly after Umar Riaz shared the update, his friends in the entertainment industry flooded the comments section with congratulatory messages. His brother and Bigg Boss 13 runner-up Asia Riaz was among the first to respond. He dropped two fire emojis. “Yeah baby,” Karan Kundrra commented. Actress Vidhi Pandya wrote “Oye hoye” with a fire emoji and an evil eye. Singer Neha Bhasin also dropped a red heart emoji in the comments section.

Umar Riaz, who is a doctor by profession, often shares glimpses of his daily schedule with his fans on Instagram. From photo shoots to reunions with her leader roommates, he entertains his Insta family. Here is Umar Riaz grooving on Yo Yo Honey Singh Melody Raja.

Take a look at Neha Bhasin and Umar Riaz setting the dance floor on fire.

Earlier this month, for the leader meeting, Umar Riaz, Karan Kundrra and Rajiv Adatia took the time to meet. Karan shared photos and wrote, “What our moms think we are vs. what we really are.” Umar Riaz commented on the post saying, “Best pic ever. I love you both.” Rajiv Adatia said, “We will always be the best dancers in India.”

Umar Riaz participated in the 15th edition of the controversial reality show, leader.