"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
The Canadian-bred Nickelback, led by raspy vocalist Chad Kroeger, is an updated grunge outfit. The band combines hoarse yet passionate vocals and distorted guitars with radio-friendly hooks and catchy choruses to create a style of music that individuals who don't like to think too hard about what they're listening to tend to like. The band is often labeled as Canada's answer to Creed, another fairly successful post-grunge band, but while Creed gained popularity with a huge sound and enigmatically pious led singer, Nickelback embraces its small North American town roots with a bit more heartland-style vulnerability.
Gemini Syndrome is a hard rock band from Los Angeles that emerged in 2011. Combining alternative metal and alternative rock elements, the band released its debut EP, I, in 2011, earning a contract with Warner Bros. Records and collecting an audience among fans of both heavy metal and modern rock. Gemini Syndrome made its major label debut with its first full-length album, Basement, in 2013.
Brenton Skating Plaza is a unique outdoor ice skating facility and family entertainment venue. The Plaza is located conveniently along The Principal Riverwalk on the Des Moines River waterfront. From November to March, the venue offers people of all ages the chance to ice skate in the open air, amid the snowflakes and under the stars.
Dance Gavin Dance, a post-hardcore band, was created in Sacramento, California in 2005. The band's debut album, Downtown Battle Mountain, came out in 2007 and it plays its mash-up of progressive rock-influenced blend of screamo and hardcore at a variety of concerts and festivals. The six-piece is known for its often turbulent going-ons behind-the-scenes, with lineup changes and stories of band members fighting frequently surfacing.
Jolly Holiday Lights is a spectacular light display all in a 3.3 mile route through Water Works Park. This annual Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa fundraiser has raised millions of dollars, granting wishes to numerous children in Iowa.