Fairs and festivals

A chimney, the last remaining original structure from the days when survivors of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship brought into the United States, inhabited the area, stands in an abandoned lot in Africatown in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. After years of watching the steady decline, descendants of the freed slaves who established Africatown are trying to create new ties and, perhaps, rebuild a community that’s in danger of fading away. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
February 08, 2019 - 1:58 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the coastal Alabama community now shows scarcely a trace of its founders. Industrial development choked off...
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A spectator tosses crumbs for an Ivanka Trump lookalike to vacuum at Jennifer Rubell's art exhibit "Ivanka Vacuuming 2019" on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Flashpoint Gallery in Washington. The art piece titled "Ivanka Vacuuming," runs through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint Gallery. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
February 05, 2019 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. The art piece by Jennifer Rubell, titled "Ivanka Vacuuming," opened Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, singer Bruno Mars performs on stage at the Brit Awards 2017 in London. Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one more glimpse into his stellar show the night before the Super Bowl. Some concertgoers danced down the aisles, others threw their hands up high and the majority recited Mars' lyrics at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
February 03, 2019 - 12:59 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Bruno Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one more glimpse into his stellar show the night before the Super Bowl. It seemed like everyone appreciated his show. Some concertgoers danced down the aisles, others threw their hands up...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2014, file photo, Lil Jon arrives at the iHeart Radio Music Festival at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Lil Jon says he understands Maroon 5’s decision to cancel its news conference to discuss the band’s Super Bowl halftime performance with reporters. Maroon 5, with frontman Adam Levine, was supposed to speak with the media Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, to promote their Super Bowl 53 appearance, but decided to cancel and let their “show do the talking.” (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP, File)
January 31, 2019 - 3:13 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Lil Jon says he understands Maroon 5's decision to cancel its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance with reporters. Maroon 5, with frontman Adam Levine, was supposed to speak with the media Thursday to promote their Super Bowl 53 appearance, but...
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January 28, 2019 - 8:37 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Vans Warped Tour will come to Atlantic City for two days in June. The music, sports and art festival will be held on the Atlantic City beach June 29th and 30th. The more than 50 artists who will perform will be announced on March 1, the same day tickets go on sale to...
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Demonstrators protest with tractors for more animal welfare and protection in the agriculture on occasion of the "Green Week" fair in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. ( Ralf Hirschberger/dpa via AP)
January 19, 2019 - 9:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of farmers from across Germany and their supporters have protested at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate, calling for climate-friendly agriculture and healthy food. Organizers say 170 tractors drove in from farms around the country to join 35,000 other protesters for the...
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In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, photo, a thick layer of dust is seen over the tent city set up for the spiritual-cleansing Kumbh Festival in Prayagraj, India. The skies over the confluence of sacred rivers in north India where millions of Hindu priests and pilgrims have come to wash away their sins for the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, that begins this week are thick with toxic dust, a sign that Indian government officials are struggling to grapple with India's worsening air pollution. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
January 14, 2019 - 6:51 pm
PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — Thousands of portable toilets line roads constantly swept clean, drinking water flows from newly installed taps, electric substations power a massive tent city and billboards encourage a "clean Kumbh," an extension of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's huge push to...
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Hindu devotees march in a procession to participate in spiritual-cleansing baths in the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati at the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. India's Hindu nationalist-led government is splurging on a religious megafest, spending unprecedented sums as part of a strategy to focus on the country's majority Hindu population ahead of a general election due this year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
January 14, 2019 - 2:42 am
PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — India's Hindu nationalist-led government is splashing out on a religious megafest, spending unprecedented sums as part of a strategy to focus on the country's majority Hindu population ahead of a general election due this year. Both the central government in New Delhi and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36, in New York. The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019, that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend event from April 12 to April 14 and from April 19 to April 21 include Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Janelle Monae. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 02, 2019 - 10:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend festival in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997 file photo, Sister Wendy Beckett, a Roman Catholic nun of the Sisters of Notre Dame, who lives in Colinton, England, and is a well-known art critic, stands near an unidentified sarcophagus at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The art historian and critic Sister Wendy Beckett died aged 88 on Wednesday Dec, 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)
December 26, 2018 - 12:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sister Wendy Beckett, an art historian and critic who rose to prominence on TV late in life, has died. She was 88. The Carmelite Monastery of Quidenham said Beckett died at the monastery Wednesday afternoon. She was a sister of the Catholic Church who became prominent in the 1990s...
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