Get Yourself Down To Snowbombing 2009 - Europe"s Mountaintop Music Festival Its summertime in Denver, which means plenty of sun, embracing the great outdoors, and mountains of incredible music. Denver is home to some amazing venues, and we never have any trouble booking great acts to bring the house down. So, whether you are interested in just one band entertaining you for an evening, or being part of a massive music festival, here"s a few shows to watch out for this summer 2009. Next, figure out how you are going to do ticket sales. The venue may have a box office and a ticketing system already in place, but most don"t. There are several websites that are made just for handling online ticket sales for indie concerts, or you may want to contact a company that specializes in event wristbands. You can even do a combination of both. Whichever method you choose, you need to keep careful track of tickets sales so you don"t exceed capacity at the venue. Once you"ve got these details nailed down you can focus on marketing and putting on your best show ever. E For this album you"re putting out photos you took of valley landmarks and a series of short films and webisodes you directed to tell stories for sport wristbands each song on the LP. Right now it"s a whirlwind of excitement for me. I"m painting all the time and have ideas come to mind 24/7. This has been the longest stretch of having my artist mojo in... well forever. I hope the future brings new exhibit opportunities, increase in orders for custom work, I hope for a few sales, and I can"t wait to see what I learn. Hopefully I will be able to show on a smaller scale and maybe even put on a show myself. JON AUER: I spent a couple of weeks in Minneapolis making a record with a band called The Melismatics who I think are fantastic. Beyond the music, they also inspired me with their work ethic with was superlative. I also just played with a band while I was recently in Singapore called Typewriter who I had a great time with. We played together, some of my songs, some of theirs, kind of a musical cultural exchange at a big festival wristbands there. In Cleveland, avant-garage legends Pere Ubu performed their influential 1978 post-punk watershed album "The Modern Dance" in its entirety for a live audience at the Beachland Ballroom this year - helping the North Collinwood club celebrate its 10-year anniversary. Have you ever gone to a party where the common outfit is out of the ordinary, weird and wild even? Then you are in on a party culture people call raver. The origin of the word raver is rave which we associate to the underground music scene. Party outfits in raver culture are eccentric and can be outrageously crazy. People may wear peculiar hats or odd looking accessories in these parties. But such party outfits only match the boldness of the music being celebrated at these parties. Among these are techno music, electronic dance music, dubstep, and trance. These genres of music are often loud and wild. Hence, the party demands outfit that are aggressive, often too short, tight, or slim. The unconventionality of this party culture is what makes it so popular in many cities among developed countries. These events are fun and exciting. I personally will be going to Delta Fair and Music Festival so that I can take my daughter to enjoy all of the rides and see all of the vendors, I am a sucker for good crafts and end up spending a bundle. On that note, I hope this will guide you in some ideas for the weekend. Labor Day signifies the end of summer and there is no need to let it go to waste.

BEIJING - President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in"s first state visit to China, starting Wednesday, comes at a time when the two countries" ties, once frozen over Seoul"s deployment of a controversial anti-missile system, have been thawing, thanks to intensive high-level interactions between the two sides in recent weeks.

The visit provides a good opportunity for both to repair their damaged mutual trust, which is not only crucial for re-invigorating bilateral relations, but also for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Seoul has argued that it deploys the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to protect itself from possible missile attacks by the Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK), but it is now almost a global consensus that the US-backed system can hardly ensure the ROK"s safety as Pyongyang is more likely to choose low-altitude missiles for not-too-distant targets, for precision and cost reasons.

But one thing is for sure that the THAAD system deployed in the ROK, capable of spying on vast areas in China and Russia, is actually a potential threat to regional peace.

China has been consistent in its opposition to the deployment of the THAAD system, but values the ROK"s assurance not to add to the existing system, or participate in the US-led missile defense system, or develop a military alliance with Japan and the United States.

Although the noxious atmosphere stemming from the THAAD system has been partially dealt with, the future of the bilateral relations is still tied to Seoul"s adherence to its promises regarding the issue.

China and the ROK are also key parties to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, with their common interests far outweighing their differences.

As Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said earlier, related parties should heed China"s proposal of "double suspension", and be willing to take the first step to pull the Korean Peninsula back from confrontation, so as to lay the ground for the resumption of talks.

The suspension-for-suspension initiative calls for the DPRK to hold in abeyance its nuclear and missile activities, and for the US and the ROK to suspend their large-scale war games.

The increasingly volatile situation on the Korean Peninsula could lead to a disastrous scenario neither Beijing nor Seoul wants to see. That"s the most compelling reason why they should strengthen communication and cooperation on the basis of respecting each other"s core interests and grave concerns, and make up for the lost time for developing bilateral ties in the past year.