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Prince Georges' County Residents Can Attend Upcoming Budget Meetings

Looking to make an impact on the future of Prince George's County?  You can, by attending one of two PG County Planning Board meetings regarding the 2012 budget.

There are two meetings currently planned.  The first meeting is at 7 p.m. on September 20 at Fort Washington's Harmony Hall Regional Center.  Harmon Hall is located at 10701 Livingston Road. The second meeting will also be at 7 p.m. on October 4 at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, located at 8001 Sheriff Road in Landover.

If you want to speak at one of the meetings, you can call 301-952-4584 or register on the PG County meeting site.

You can also send in written questions or comments to the following address:

Samuel J. Parker Jr., chairman, Prince George's County Planning Board,

14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Angie Goff previews some of the best Labor Day Weekend events around town

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Angie Goff reports there's no excuse to have nothing to do this Labor Day Weekend. From Abbey Road on the River, a Wale show to the National Symphony Orchestra performing there is something for everyone.

METROMIX: Labor Day Weekend Event Guide

Rapper "Prince George" Making a Name For Himself

Delonte Marbury is making a name for himself, under another name. 

Marbury goes by the name "Prince George" when he's rapping, and he has recently released a demo CD entitled Road to Riches.

The CD features six songs with lyrics that Marbury hopes will make people listen.

“I want to move people emotionally with a message through real life experiences and just try to affect people in a positive way,” Marbury said.

You can follow "Prince George's" travels on his Youtube page and on Twitter.

Former Oxon Hill Football Coach Dies in PG County

Cliff Haskins, a former coach of the Oxon Hill High football team, died last Tuesday night after suffering a heart attack while driving.  As a result of the heart attack, Haskins, who at the time was driving in Forest Heights, crashed his car into the guardrail and died.

Haskins coached the Oxon Hill High Clippers for 14 years, from 1989 to 2002.

Haskins was 59 years old.

Prepare Your Eyes For Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque Du Soleil will be performing at The Plateau at the National Harbor from September 9th to October 24. 

The show, which has been referred to by the New York Post as “thrilling...such stupendous feats of physical grace and athleticism that they’ll leave you gasping", has standard tickets available ranging from $38.50 to $130. 

Visit the Cirque Du Soleil website for more information.

Prince Georges County experiencing highest Foreclosure Rates in the Region

Prince Georges County has been experiencing a continued spike in foreclosures despite a new ruling that went into effect July 1. On July 1, the Maryland legislature’s “Mediation before Foreclosure” rule went into effect. Under this ruling, homeowners facing foreclosure can ask for a mediation hearing to explain their specific situation to the Judge and maybe get more time to improve their situation. Unfortunately, Judges have not been enforcing this ruling and many homeowners are still losing their homes at a rapid pace. Many of these homes now sit empty and are becoming a blight which is negatively impacting the Prince Georges housing market. Area real estate agents have no choice but to sell these homes through the short sale process which affects the housing prices in the surrounding area.

Calling All Oxon Hill Beatles Fans: Abbey Road is Coming to the Gaylord National Resort!

One of the most popular bands in history is coming to the National Harbor...sort of. 

From September 2nd to September 6th, Oxon Hill's National Harbor will play host to the world's biggest Beatles festival.

The tribute, "Abbey Road on the River", will be held at the Gaylord National Resort.  The event touts numerous indoor and outdoor stages that will be occupied by over 30 Beatles cover bands.

One day passes for the event start at $15.  Weekend and VIP tickets can also be purchased.  Furthermore, patrons who are 21 years and younger will be admitted free of charge if the tickets are ordered by August 25th.

For more event and ticket information, visit http://www.abbeyroadontheriver.com/.