Fairs and festivals

In this March 7, 1997, photo, shows late night talk show host Art Bell near a satellite dish at his Pahrump, Nev., home. Bell, was the original owner of Pahrump based radio station KNYE 95.1 FM. And perhaps best known for his conspiracy theory in the paranormal, with his radio show "Coast to Coast," which was syndicated across the nation. The Nye County Sheriff's Office says Bell died at his home in Pahrump, Nev. Bell is scheduled for an autopsy later this week to determine the cause of death. He was 72. (Aaron Mayes/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
April 14, 2018 - 1:56 pm
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, has died at his home in southern Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly says Bell died Friday. He was 72. An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of...
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April 13, 2018 - 9:49 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A potent, slow-moving spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend began raking the Plains and Midwest on Friday, bringing blizzard conditions to South Dakota and the threat of tornadoes from Texas and Louisiana north all the way to Iowa. The huge storm,...
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April 12, 2018 - 6:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Muslim activist from Australia has been denied entry into the U.S., where she was scheduled to speak at a literary festival. Yassmin Abdel-Magied tweeted that she was turned away at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday and deported to London, where she...
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This combination photo shows musicians, from left, Jack White, Lionel Richie and Chris Stapleton who will headline the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival scheduled for September 22 and 23 in Franklin, Tenn. (AP Photo)
March 27, 2018 - 9:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack White, Chris Stapleton and Lionel Richie are headlining the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Tennessee this September. The festival is scheduled for September 22 and 23. The lineup, announced Tuesday, includes Hozier, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, Amos Lee...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 14, 2018 file photo, staff working for the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival work as an election campaign banner of Egyptian presidential candidate President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, with partial translation of Arabic that reads, "for safety, stability, and moving forward for our beloved Egypt, we support President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi," hangs on a building in front of them, in Cairo. State censors have banned a play, that is part of the festival, the day of its Cairo premiere, saying it could not be shown without the removal of five scenes. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
March 18, 2018 - 11:33 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state censors prohibited the performance of a play just hours before its Sunday premiere in Cairo, the latest episode in authorities' unrelenting crackdown on free speech. Director Ahmed El Attar cancelled the Sunday and Monday showings of Before The Revolution, a two-actor...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, Aretha Franklin attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala in New York. Franklin is canceling a concert that would have taken place on her 76th birthday due to doctor’s orders. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
March 16, 2018 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is canceling two upcoming concerts on doctor's orders. The Queen of Soul's management team says in a statement Friday that Franklin will not perform March 25 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. That show would have taken place on her 76th...
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March 15, 2018 - 12:59 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The mother of a Michigan teenager who was murdered in 2016 is hoping to give back to those who helped her by performing standup comedy at a fundraiser. Stacey Hilton told WOOD-TV that Gilda's Club helped her heal after the death of her daughter, 18-year-old McKenna Hilton...
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Authorities investigate an explosion at a home in Austin, Texas, Monday, March 12, 2018. Investigators believe the fatal explosion on Monday is linked to another deadly bombing elsewhere in the city this month, and they're considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were black. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 5:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on deadly package bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Organizers of the South By Southwest festival are urging those visiting Austin, "if you see something, say something," after three package bombings killed two people and injured two others in...
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Authorities work on the scene of an explosion in Austin on Monday, March 12, 2018. Two package bomb blasts a few miles apart killed a teenager and wounded two women in Austin on Monday, less than two weeks after a similar attack left a man dead in another part of the Texas capital. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 4:16 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Package bombs that killed a teenager and wounded two women Monday in Austin are probably linked to a similar bombing that killed a man in the city earlier this month, authorities said, and investigators are considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were...
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Authorities work on the scene of an explosion in Austin on Monday, March 12, 2018. Two package bomb blasts a few miles apart killed a teenager and wounded two women in Austin on Monday, less than two weeks after a similar attack left a man dead in another part of the Texas capital. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 3:38 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman Monday in Austin is probably linked to a similar bombing that killed a man elsewhere in the city this month, authorities said, and investigators are considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were...
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