Your Guide To Festival Essentials As Central Virginia families plan for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, there are a lot of possibilities. For hundreds of local families, this will be a somber holiday weekend. Taking Woodstock: Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexual content, drug use and language. 120 mins. A comedy based on the real-life story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin), whose family was involved in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival happen. The bank is about to foreclose on the family motel and Elliot moves back home to help his parents. When he learns the permit for the festival wristbands in a neighboring town has been cancelled, he contacts the producers and tries to drum up some business for the motel. Three weeks later half a million people are on their way to his neighbor"s farm and his life will be forever changed. It is common for hosts to choose a theme based upon the time of year such as children"s clothing for back-to-school and toys for Christmas, or upon the needs of their family. Since the point of the party is to keep costs down, it is important to not go crazy with refreshments or decorations. When having a Swap Party, it is acceptable to do potluck if you want food at it. For some, it is more of a "get in and get out" event wristbands where items are put out for the taking, and as choices are made, people leave with their "new" items. There is a special "Holiday Wishes" fireworks show and our family favorite "Mickey"s Once Upon a Christmastime" parade, which are both spectacular. The only time you will be able to see these shows are during the Christmas Party and between the extremely busy and extremely expensive Christmas week. That week between Christmas and New Years is the busiest of the year for the Magic Kingdom, and often closes due to capacity not long after opening in the morning! AB: We had written three or four songs, and we decided - let"s not repeat ourselves. Let"s stop if it starts sounding like anything we"ve done. On the fourth song, there"s a line [talks about the canyon/fire] -that"s a San Fernando Valley reference; that"s where we"re from. There"s really no bands coming out of the Valley, so this was kind of like our love letter to the Valley. I think the record feels like where we"re from. It reflects who we are as musicians, not looking back, but looking forward. KEN STRINGFELLOW: I would have it sell a bajillion copies, like, tomorrow. I know it"s a great album, but I also know we"ll have to work hard to convince people it"s something to listen to. We"re not the latest, shiniest flavor. But we"re sport wristbands the tastiest. This I know! After numerous years of member changes and stylistic growth, The Posies are back to a basic success formula of creating damn good tunes. Frontmen and founders Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow"s took the time to do a Q & A while on the road in SPAIN to discuss their new release Blood/Candy... Wherever your Labor Day weekend plans take you, be careful on the road. Holiday traffic will be heavy and there"s construction around town and across the state.
BEIJING - The Chinese mainland"s Taiwan affairs chief on Tuesday said opposing "Taiwan independence" is crucial to maintaining peaceful cross-Straits ties.
Liu Jieyi, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said adhering to the "1992 Consensus" is also crucial.
He made the statement in a meeting with a Taiwanese delegation led by Nantou County chief Lin Ming-chen in Beijing.
Liu said the two sides should continue to promote exchanges, enforce the 31 agreed measures to boost cross-Straits cultural and economic cooperation.
Lin said the exchange has been welcomed and supported by the people in his county. He said he would continue to uphold the "1992 Consensus" and expand cooperation with the mainland.