Carnivals

Jake Sheehan, 9, wears an Akron RubberDucks cap as he watches a minor league baseball game between Akron and the Bowie Baysox, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Akron, Ohio. For Akron, whose history is intertwined with the rubber industry’s, “a tough, gritty duck that’s really got that blue-collar ethos to it” was an ideal choice to rebrand, for both adults and kids. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 22, 2019 - 7:37 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand. From loudspeakers, swine-like sounds reverberate. Vendors roam the stands in clothing festooned with outsized strips of bacon. And yes...
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March 04, 2019 - 12:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — Stormy weather is causing problems for the organizers of annual Carnival parades in Germany, with one event called off and others imposing restrictions. Organizers of the major parades in the traditional Carnival strongholds of Mainz, Cologne and Duesseldorf cut horses from Monday's...
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Carnival King Momo Wilson Neto, center holds the key to the city at a ceremony marking the official start of Carnival at the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, March 1, 2019. Marcelo Crivella, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, opted not to attend the ceremony, and in his place Rio's Tourism President Marcelo Alves handed over the key. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
March 01, 2019 - 5:05 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival officially began with streets parties and revelry Friday amid expectations the first such celebration since Jair Bolsonaro took office would target the far-right president known for offending the LGBT community and minorities. At...
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A figure depicting US President Donald Trump as a cow during a press preview in a hall of the Mainz carnival club in Mainz, Germany,Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Carnival groups and clubs in Germany are putting their final touches on their elaborate floats with outrageous caricatures depicting political themes for this year’s parades during Carnival celebrations. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 26, 2019 - 6:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — Groups and clubs in Germany are putting the final touches on their elaborate floats with outrageous caricatures depicting political themes for this year's Carnival celebrations. In a workshop in Mainz on Tuesday, an artist worked studiously on a float featuring a bull with "USA"...
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September 28, 2018 - 2:28 am
PARIS (AP) — In a story Sept. 27 about the Paris Fashion Week, The Associated Press reported erroneously that French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier's new musical review would open at the Folies Pigalle theater. The venue is actually the Folies Bergere. A corrected version of the story is below: The...
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