Fairs and festivals

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018 file photo, Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, talks about the approaching midterm election during an interview in Washington. Bannon’s invitation to speak at a festival hosted by The Economist is still on. The newspaper announced Tuesday, Sept. 4, that Bannon would be speaking, as scheduled, during The Economist’s “Open Future” gathering later this month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 04, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Bannon's invitation to speak at a festival hosted by The Economist is still on. The magazine announced Tuesday that Bannon would be speaking, as scheduled, during The Economist's "Open Future" gathering later this month. He will be interviewed Sept. 15 in New York by Editor-In...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Washington. Facing widespread outrage, The New Yorker has dropped plans to interview Steve Bannon during its festival in October. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 03, 2018 - 10:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facing widespread outrage, The New Yorker has dropped plans to interview Steve Bannon during its festival next month. New Yorker editor David Remnick told The Associated Press in a statement shared Monday with the magazine's staff that he had changed his mind. The former Donald...
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Police and passersby surround a statue showing Turkish President Erdogan which is part of the art festival 'Wiesbaden Biennale' in Wiesbaden, western Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 4:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — A golden statue of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that was installed at an art festival whose motto is "Bad news" has been taken down after authorities in the German city of Wiesbaden said it was becoming a security issue. The dpa news agency reported that the 4-meter (13-foot...
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Police and passersby surround a statue showing Turkish President Erdogan which is part of the art festival 'Wiesbaden Biennale' in Wiesbaden, western Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 7:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — A golden effigy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan evoking the famous statue of Saddam Hussein has been erected in a central German city as part of an art festival whose motto is "bad news." The larger-than-life statue in the central German city of Wiesbaden depicts Erdogan...
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In this Aug. 30, 2014 photo, a couple stands inside a love sculpture at Burning Man on the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev. The #MeToo movement is making its way to Burning Man which begins Aug. 26-Sept. 3, 2018. Organizers are reminding attendees that just because the counterculture festival in the Nevada desert is known for occasional nudity and kinky landmarks like the "Orgy Dome," it doesn't mean it’s a free-for-all when it comes to touching or non-consensual sex. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 7:45 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The #MeToo movement is making its way to Burning Man. Organizers are reminding attendees that just because the counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert is known for occasional nudity and kinky landmarks like the "Orgy Dome," it doesn't mean it's a free-for-all when it comes...
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August 22, 2018 - 9:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Complex and inflexible U.K. visa rules are deterring international artists from coming to Britain and robbing U.K. audiences of the chance to see global talent, leaders of several major arts festivals said Wednesday. This summer the WOMAD world music festival and the Edinburgh...
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Two police officers work at the scene the day after an oceanside boardwalk collapsed during a nighttime concert in Vigo, Spain, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Authorities say the oceanside boardwalk collapsed around midnight Sunday at the closing event of a three-day festival, injuring 313 people, five of them seriously. (AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)
August 13, 2018 - 6:54 am
MADRID (AP) — An oceanside boardwalk collapsed during a nighttime concert in the Spanish city of Vigo, injuring 313 people, five of them seriously, authorities said Monday. Many young people were on the port's wooden boardwalk when it gave way around midnight Sunday at the closing event of a three-...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, John Legend performs at the "Families Belong Together: Freedom for Immigrants" March in Los Angeles. Legend, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes are among the artists slated to appear at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival. The event will take place on Sept. 29 on the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2018 - 7:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes are among the artists slated to appear at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival. The event will take place on Sept. 29 on the Great Lawn in New York City's Central Park. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness will host the festival,...
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August 03, 2018 - 12:35 pm
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — The 2018 Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess has been dethroned less than 24 hours after she was crowned because of what organizers described as photos of "inappropriate behavior" on her social media page. Eighteen-year-old Taylor Hamlin was crowned Sea Goddess at the 71-year-...
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This Monday, July 16, 2018, photo provided by the American Dairy Association Mideast shows Ohio State Fair butter sculpture depicting the character Ralphie in bunny suit pajamas from "A Christmas Story" in the Dairy Products Building at The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair in Columbus, Ohio. This and other sculptures mark the 35th anniversary of the 1983 movie. The American Dairy Association Mideast says sculptors spent more than 400 hours creating the refrigerated display unveiled Tuesday, July 24, 2018, crafted from more than a ton of butter. (American Dairy Association Mideast via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 1:23 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The butter sculpture at this year's Ohio State Fair brings a bit of Christmas in July with a dairy display of key elements from the 1983 film "A Christmas Story," which was partly filmed in Cleveland. In addition to the traditional butter cow and calf, the sculpture unveiled...
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