Fairs and festivals

May 05, 2019 - 1:20 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Diana Ross says she feels "violated" by an airport screener who touched her between her legs after she performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. In a series of tweets on Sunday, the Motown legend says she blames the Transportation Security Administration for an "...
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An artistic rendering of Lorenzo Quinn's six pairs of arching hands creating a bridge over a Venetian waterway. Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn created a splash on the sidelines of the Venice Biennale contemporary art fair two years ago with a sculpture of gigantic child’s hands reaching out of the Grand Canal, calling attention to climate change that threatens, among other things, to sink the lagoon city. This edition, Quinn has created a successor sculpture that he wants to be a call to action: Six pairs of arching hands creating a bridge over a Venetian waterway, symbolic of the need overcome divisions. (BLJ via AP)
May 04, 2019 - 6:03 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn created a splash on the sidelines of the Venice Biennale contemporary art fair two years ago with a gigantic sculpture of a child's hands reaching out of the Grand Canal, calling attention to climate change that threatens, among other things, to sink the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen listens to a question while testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC. On May 6 , 2019, Cohen is scheduled to begin a three-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville in Mount Hope, N.Y., for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance crimes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 03, 2019 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Situation" and the Fyre Festival fraudster are already there. President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is up next. It's not reality TV. It's a federal prison 70 miles (113 kilometers) from New York City where white-collar and D-list scoundrels can do...
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Ralph Johnson, from left, Verdine White, B. David Whitworth, and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday, April 25, 2019, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
April 26, 2019 - 10:54 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sunshine and Santana: Both will be welcome sights on the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. There have been some disappointments in the run-up to the 50th annual Jazz Fest. Both the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac had to cancel for health reasons. Storms...
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FILE - This May 15, 2008 file photo shows Emma Cenholt, 3, of Trumbull, Conn., playing on a memorial at the site of the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y. Woodstock 50 is less than four months away, but tickets for the event are still unavailable. Tickets for the three-day festival on Aug. 16-18 were supposed to go on sale Monday. The festival released a statement Thursday, saying: “Woodstock 50 has delayed its on sale while we refine logistical plans.” (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
April 25, 2019 - 11:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer's Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts have been put on hold for now. Tickets for the three-day festival on Aug. 16-18 were supposed to be available on Monday. The festival released a statement Thursday, saying: "Woodstock 50 has...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo a bud tender displays a jar of cannabis at the High Times 420 SoCal Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino, Calif. Businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry are using April 20, or “420,” to roll out marketing and social media messaging aimed at connecting with marijuana enthusiasts. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 19, 2019 - 8:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, honoree Solange Knowles attends the Black Girls Rock! Awards at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J. On Sunday, April 7, 2019, Coachella officials announced that Solange will not be performing at this year's festival due to major production delays. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 07, 2019 - 9:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Solange is no longer performing at Coachella. The festival's official Twitter account posted the news Sunday, writing: "Due to major production delays, Solange will unfortunately no longer be performing at this year's festival." The announcement comes a week before the two-weekend...
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April 06, 2019 - 7:17 pm
INDIO, California (AP) — A Coachella worker has died while setting up for the music and arts festival in the Southern California desert. Goldenvoice, which puts Coachella in Indio each year, said in a statement the man was a lead rigger who died in a fall while working on a stage on festival...
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FILE- In this April 22, 2018 file photo, Cardi B performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Cardi B and Travis Scott are heading to the City of Brotherly Love to headline Jay-Z’s annual Made in America festival in Philadelphia on Aug. 31-Sept. 1 for Labor Day weekend. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B and Travis Scott are heading to the City of Brotherly Love to headline Jay-Z's annual Made in America festival. Live Nation and Roc Nation announced Tuesday that the festival will return to Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Aug. 31-Sept. 1 for Labor Day weekend...
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This combination photo shows, from left, Robert Plant, Miley Cyrus and and Chance the Rapper, who will perform one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the Woodstock festival which will take place Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo)
March 19, 2019 - 8:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant and The Sensational...
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