Fairs and festivals

April 05, 2017 - 6:05 am
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Summerville Town Council will soon be asked to take a public stand against a group that promoted Confederate history at the Flowertown Festival. Louis Smith of the Community Resource Center tells the Post and Courier of Charleston ( http://bit.ly/2nJ7fNn ) the he and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at the 49th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Timberlake will headline the next Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 04, 2017 - 7:00 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Timberlake will headline the next Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival and he's lured some big names to join him, including Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples and Gary Clark Jr. The two-day annual festival debuted in 2015 on a horse farm...
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People gather around a bonfire after Turkish authorities permitted the Newroz celebration, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Thousands celebrated the Newroz festival in Istanbul and in Diyarbakir, a mainly Kurdish city in a region where Kurdish militants regularly clash with government forces. Many flags proclaimed “No” in the Turkish and Kurdish languages, referring to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bid to gain more power for his office in an April 16 referendum. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 21, 2017 - 8:47 am
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish celebrations of springtime on Tuesday mixed peacefully with protests against expanding the powers of Turkey's president. Thousands celebrated the Newroz festival in Istanbul and in Diyarbakir, a mainly Kurdish city in a region where Kurdish militants regularly...
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March 16, 2017 - 11:54 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Many people who attend the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans do so without ever setting foot in the Superdome, where nightly, ticketed concerts are held as part of the experience. Instead, they attend the free daytime programs held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center...
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March 16, 2017 - 11:43 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Many people who attend the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans do so without ever setting foot in the Superdome, where nightly, ticketed concerts are held. Instead, they attend the free daytime programs held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Festival organizers...
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March 13, 2017 - 6:00 am
SEVERE WEATHER Nor'easter to bring heavy snow, strong winds to Northeast NEW YORK (AP) — Road crews in Philadelphia already have begun treating streets, ahead of a powerful nor'easter that could bring blizzard conditions Monday and Tuesday. The Philadelphia area is expected to get 6 to 12 inches of...
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March 12, 2017 - 11:55 pm
HOVERBOARD FIRE Flags ordered at half-staff for firefighter HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered flags in the commonwealth to be flown at half-staff to honor a central Pennsylvania fire official who died after he was injured in a crash while responding to a fatal fire. Lt...
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March 12, 2017 - 7:59 pm
TRUMP-CABINET Confirmation hearing for Trump's labor pick now March 22 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department has been delayed until later this month. Alexander Acosta had been slated to appear before the Senate Health,...
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March 12, 2017 - 7:55 pm
TRUMP-CABINET Confirmation hearing for Trump's labor pick now March 22 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department has been delayed until later this month. Alexander Acosta had been slated to appear before the Senate Health,...
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March 06, 2017 - 1:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — South By Southwest says former Vice President Joe Biden will give a speech at the festival about efforts to end cancer. Organizers announced Monday that Biden will be a featured speaker in Austin on Sunday, during the portion of the festival focusing on interactive technology...
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