Fairs and festivals

John Cleary performs at the Gentilly Stage, during the first day of Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La. Friday, April 27, 2018. (David Grunfeld/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 4:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fats Domino was a New Orleans musical legend when he died last year so it's only fitting that his death - and his music - receive a special send-off this year during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Organizers on Saturday marked the occasion with a jazz funeral as...
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Bamboula 2000 with special guest David D Omni who is from Cuba, performs on the Jazz & Heritage Stage, during the first day of Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La. Friday, April 27, 2018. (David Grunfeld/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 9:56 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fats Domino was a New Orleans musical legend when he died last year so it's only fitting that his death - and his music - receive a special send-off this year during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Organizers on Saturday will mark the occasion with a jazz funeral as...
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Sturgill Simpson, background left with guitar, performs with the 610 Stompers at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday, April 27, 2018, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
April 27, 2018 - 9:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 49th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opened Friday — a sun-drenched affair where the joy was tempered only by news of the death of a New Orleans music idol. Charles Neville, a saxophone player since the 1950s and a stalwart for three decades with the Neville...
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FILE - In a May 4, 2008 file photo, Charles Neville arrives with The Neville Brothers on stage to perform during the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fairgrounds Racetrack in New Orleans. New Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville has died at age 79. A publicist for Aaron Neville’s management agency confirmed the death in an email. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
April 27, 2018 - 11:42 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As music fans gather for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, they're also mourning the death of one of the city's famed musicians. Charles Neville, one of four siblings from New Orleans who made up the Grammy-winning Neville Brothers band, died Thursday of pancreatic...
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A woman shouts slogans with others during a protest outside the Justice Ministry in Madrid, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Women's rights groups protested Thursday after a court in northern Spain sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 26, 2018 - 4:43 pm
MADRID (AP) — Protests erupted across Spain Thursday after a court in the northern city of Pamplona sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona. "It's not abuse,...
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April 26, 2018 - 9:52 am
MADRID (AP) — Women's rights groups protested Thursday after a court in northern Spain sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona. "It's not abuse, it's rape!"...
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Kenny Boynton smokes a joint San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, April 20, 2018. Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts flocked to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for the annual April 20 celebration of cannabis that culminated with the crowd sparking up precisely at 4:20 p.m. The gathering was the first since California enacted broad legalization of marijuana Jan. 1. The festival is a celebration of the number 420, stoner’s code for smoking marijuana. A small, informal gathering that began several years ago has blossomed into a full-blown festival of corporate sponsors and commercial booths selling smoking devices, t-shirts and food. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
April 20, 2018 - 7:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts flocked to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park for the annual April 20 high holiday that culminated with the crowd sparking up at 4:20 p.m. The gathering Friday is the first since California legalized marijuana on Jan. 1. The festival is a...
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A water canon stands in front of the hotel Neisseblick in Ostritz, Germany Friday, April 20, 2018. A court has banned the consumption of alcohol at a planned neo-Nazi concert in eastern Germany to prevent an outbreak of violence. The weekend festival in the town of Ostritz is expected to attract up to 1,000 far-right extremists from Germany, the neighboring Czech Republic and Poland. (Pawel Sosnowski/dpa via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 10:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has banned the consumption of alcohol at a planned neo-Nazi concert in hopes of preventing violence. The weekend festival in eastern Germany is expected to attract up to 1,000 far-right extremists from Germany, the neighboring Czech Republic and Poland. Authorities have...
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In this April 14, 2018, photo provided Sunday, April 15, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with Song Tao, head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee's international department in North Korea. North Korean leader Kim met the high-ranking Chinese diplomat, amid a flurry of diplomacy following Kim's surprise visit to Beijing. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
April 15, 2018 - 9:49 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with a high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang, amid a flurry of diplomacy following Kim's recent surprise visit to Beijing. Song Tao, who heads the ruling Communist Party's International Department, led an art troupe to...
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In this April 14, 2018, photo provided Sunday, April 15, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with Song Tao, head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee's international department in North Korea. North Korean leader Kim met the high-ranking Chinese diplomat, amid a flurry of diplomacy following Kim's surprise visit to Beijing. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
April 15, 2018 - 8:57 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with a high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang, amid a flurry of diplomacy following Kim's recent surprise visit to Beijing. Song Tao, who heads the ruling Communist Party's International Department, led an art troupe to...
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