Fairs and festivals

August 28, 2018 - 8:59 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A bomber who killed two people and wounded 35 at a town festival in the southern Philippines offered fruit to people in hopes of evading suspicion when he abandoned the bag that also contained the bomb, a Philippine military commander said Wednesday. Wary residents still...
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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 - 5:01 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 - 8:31 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 - 5:54 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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Michael Avenatti speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president on behalf of porn actress Stormy Daniels, has a message for Iowa Democrats: His foray into presidential politics is no stunt. (Chris Zoeller/Globe-Gazette via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 11:10 pm
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has told Iowa Democrats that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House. It's a role he is considering filling himself. In a political scene...
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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 - 6:58 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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In this Aug. 4, 2018 photo numerous festival goes stand in front of the main stage of the heavy metal festival in Sacken, northern Germany. (Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 6:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — The story making social media rounds of two elderly men escaping their retirement home to attend Germany's largest heavy metal festival seemed too good to be true. And, alas, it was. Itzehoe police spokesman Peter Berndt said Tuesday the two men were actually 58 and 59 and left a home...
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Chilean singer Mon Laferte performs at the Latin Grammy Acoustic Session in Mexico City on Sept. 28, 2016, left, and Gaby Moreno arrives at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute honoring Marc Anthony in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2016. On Thursday, Latin Grammy-winners Mon Laferte and Gaby Moreno, with the late Tejano star’s guitarist husband Chris Perez, will perform in a free show in New York dubbed “Selena for Sanctuary”, part of the summer festival Lincoln Center Out of Doors. (AP Photo)
July 25, 2018 - 2:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The music of Selena will be used to entertain and educate during a free concert that is in part designed to raise awareness about the plight of undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Gaby Moreno is one of the singers slated to perform at the Thursday concert "Selena for...
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