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Mumford & Sons, artist Shepard Fairey and a Nobu food booth? Only at Life Is Beautiful fest in Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas will morph into a musical street scene in September as more than 80 bands — Mumford & Sons, J. Cole, Jane’s Addiction, the Lumineers, Young the Giant among them — take to several stages during the fourth Life is Beautiful festival.

The three-day event also showcases art, culinary experiences and ideas, taking over 18 city blocks Sept. 23-25.

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Taking the I train: Artsy Impressionist train runs from Paris to Monet's home

Here’s a Monet you haven’t seen: French express trains decorated inside and out with reproductions of his artworks that will whisk you from Paris to the artist’s Normandy home and beyond.

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Vegas and California among summer travel study's hottest hits

Orbitz flipped through its summer travel data for some insights on what’s hot, and what’s hotter, as Labor Day approaches. Among the findings of the online travel agency’s Insider Index:

California is home to two of the five most popular Labor Day destinations. In order, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego and New York lead all other cities (based on flight bookings).

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Happy birthday, National Park Service! Free entry, parties will mark agency's centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 on Thursday marking a century since Woodrow Wilson signed into law the act creating the agency. Celebrations begin with free entry Thursday through Sunday at the 124 parks that charge fees.

In addition, parks, historic sites, seashores and other public lands are planning celebrations too on what’s also called Founders Day.

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GoHawaii mobile app details secret places, safety tips and island emojis

What should you do if you encounter a giant sea turtle while swimming or snorkeling in Hawaii? Want to find a secret spot for great kayaking and outrigger canoeing?

The newly released Go Hawaii mobile app answers these questions and more.

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Elevator problem shuts Washington Monument, but National Park Service birthday event will go on

The Washington Monument is closed and will remain shut at least until Aug. 30 while the landmark’s elevator is repaired. The closure won’t, however, stop a Thursday event planned on the grounds to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

The Park Service is set to gather more than 1,000 people to form the agency’s arrowhead emblem at the base of the monument.

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