Carnivals

May 07, 2018 - 5:55 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers in Ohio are looking at increasing oversight of amusement park rides after a deadly accident at last year's Ohio State Fair. The proposed changes call on the state to hire more ride inspectors and look for ones who have more professional training. The new legislative...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, Shaquille O'Neal, performing as DJ Diesel, appears at KAABOO 2017 in San Diego, Calif. O’Neal will put his deejay skills on display at his private carnival-style event in Miami. O’Neal said that his new event concept called “Shaq’s Fun House” will debut March 23 during Miami Music Week. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
March 08, 2018 - 2:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal will put his DJ skills on display at his own carnival-style event after a popular electronic dance music festival in Miami. O'Neal tells The Associated Press that "Shaq's Fun House" will debut March 24, immediately following day two of the three-day Ultra...
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A performer from Mocidade samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 12, 2018 - 10:26 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — A drag queen is headlining the parade of one of Rio de Janeiro's most storied samba schools as Brazil's Carnival celebrations continue the tradition of ridiculing cultural icons and pushing social boundaries. Singer Pabllo Vittar is performing Monday night with the Beija-Flor de...
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A performer from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 12, 2018 - 12:02 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There are some Brazilians who probably aren't finding much to enjoy in Rio de Janeiro's colorful Carnival parades — the mayor, the governor and the president. An anti-establishment tone is echoing through this year's celebrations in Brazil. And Sunday night's parade at Rio's...
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A mud covered reveler poses for a picture during the traditional "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Block" carnival party in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Hundreds of revelers wrestled, tackled each other and threw chunks of gunk Saturday while shaking it to samba and reggaeton at a Carnival beach party where clothes were optional but the mud was not. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 10, 2018 - 6:11 pm
PARATY, Brazil (AP) — Hundreds of revelers wrestled, tackled each other and threw chunks of gunk while shaking it to samba and reggaeton Saturday at a Carnival beach party where clothes were optional but the mud was not. The annual "Bloco da Lama," or "Mud Party," in this coastal town about a 4-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean talks to the press upon arrival to vote during elections in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Jean, a three-time Grammy winner, gave the command for drivers to start their engines at a NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway in Delaware, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
October 02, 2017 - 1:02 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Wyclef Jean had a song named in his honor and worked with producers on his new album who were just kids when he released his debut solo album, "The Carnival." At 47, tributes from today's hip-hop stars and a surge of young producers had Jean deciding to call it a day on "The...
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Dancers arrive in costume at the West Indian Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The parade, one of the largest celebrations of Caribbean culture in the U.S., is being held amid ramped-up security. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
September 04, 2017 - 3:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the largest U.S. celebrations of Caribbean culture, a colorful and joyful spectacle featuring thousands of revelers, musicians, dancers and costumed troupes, was held Monday amid a backdrop of tight security. The daylong party, featuring a morning festival called J'ouvert and...
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Costumed revellers perform in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. The carnival has been held every year since 1966 and one of the largest festival celebrations of its kind in Europe. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 28, 2017 - 11:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of revelers packed the streets of London for the annual Notting Hill Carnival on Monday, pausing their celebrations to remember the victims of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire. The Caribbean carnival, billed as Europe's biggest street party, winds through west...
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