Fairs and festivals

A woman walks past the wreck of the 'Barca Nostra' fishing boat, which sank in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015 with 700 migrants on board, is displayed at the 58th Biennale of Arts exhibition in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The wreck is part of an artistic installation of Art, a project of artist Christoph Büchel. Political issues that excite newsprint, airwaves and social media, such as fake news, migration, poverty, global warming and armed conflict, are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, which Saturday, May 11, and runs through Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 10, 2019 - 3:40 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Fake news. Migration. Poverty. Global warming. Armed conflict. Political issues that excite newsprint, the airwaves and social media are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, like so much laundry hung out to dry in the lagoon breeze...
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May 09, 2019 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A dispute over whether the Woodstock 50 festival will go on has spiraled into a court fight, with organizers suing and at least temporarily silencing a former investor that sought to call off the anniversary show. In a lawsuit this week, Woodstock 50 organizers accuse Dentsu Aegis...
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May 05, 2019 - 10:41 am
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 - 3:17 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 - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows a van decorated with "Woodstock or Bust" at the original Woodstock Festival site in Bethel, N.Y. Woodstock 50 is proving to be as chaotic as the original festival held in 1969. A financial investor in the festival announced Monday, April 29, 2019, it was pulling its funding from the anniversary event, set to take place Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
April 29, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock 50 is proving to be as chaotic as the original festival held in 1969. A financial investor in the festival announced Monday it was pulling its funding from the anniversary event, set to take place Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York. "Despite our tremendous investment of...
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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 - 7:54 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 - 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 - 5:57 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 - This March 29, 2019 file photo shows Inductee Stevie Nicks, center, posing with other members of Fleetwood Mac, from left, Mike Campbell, John McVie, Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Illness is forcing Fleetwood Mac to cancel a number of appearances including their upcoming Jazz Fest performance where they were a last-minute replacement for the Rolling Stones. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival says on Twitter that Fleetwood Mac is postponing four upcoming North American tour dates and their May 2 Jazz Fest performance due to Stevie Nicks’ illness. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 08, 2019 - 12:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Illness is forcing Fleetwood Mac to cancel a number of appearances, including at the Jazz Fest, where the band had been scheduled as a last-minute replacement for the Rolling Stones. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival tweeted Monday that Fleetwood Mac is postponing four...
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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 - 6:26 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 - 4:17 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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