Music festivals

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36, in New York. The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019, that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend event from April 12 to April 14 and from April 19 to April 21 include Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Janelle Monae. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 03, 2019 - 1:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend festival in...
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December 03, 2018 - 9:11 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honor of Nelson Mandela. Tens of thousands flocked to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday for a music festival also featuring Usher, Pharrell...
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October 11, 2018 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. Billy McFarland was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a "serial fraudster." He admitted defrauding investors...
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September 24, 2018 - 7:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer says mental illness caused the promoter of a failed music festival to rip off investors and commit other crimes. Attorney Randall Jackson urged a Manhattan judge Friday to be lenient at Billy McFarland's October sentencing. McFarland pleaded guilty earlier this year to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Lana Del Rey arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists. In a Twitter message late Friday, Aug. 31, Del Rey says she is delaying "until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans." It wasn’t clear whether it was a direct response to the BDS movement’s boycott call. Still, it marked a setback for Israel, which aims to prevent politics from infiltrating the arts. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 01, 2018 - 8:18 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists. In a Twitter message late Friday, Del Rey says she is delaying "until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2009 file photo, Italian actress Asia Argento arrives on the red carpet for the screening of "Vengeance" during the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, France. Argento, one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
August 22, 2018 - 6:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A young actor who alleged in legal documents that Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento sexually assaulted him when he was 17 said Wednesday that his trauma resurfaced when Argento came out as a victim of sexual assault herself last year. "I did not initially speak out about...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, Italian actress and director Asia Argento arrives at the ninth annual Women in the World Summit in New York. Argento, one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 22, 2018 - 5:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a legal settlement between actress Asia Argento and an actor who says she sexually assaulted him when he was 17 (all times local): 2 p.m. A young actor who alleged in legal documents that actress Asia Argento sexually assaulted him when he was 17 says his trauma...
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August 22, 2018 - 9:31 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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August 03, 2018 - 8:02 am
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — A collection of photos and movies from the 1969 Woodstock music festival have been posted online . The Museum at Bethel Woods posted the archival images for the first time, two weeks before the 49th anniversary of the famous concert. The archive features photos and video from...
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July 31, 2018 - 10:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia and Jay-Z have apparently made up after the Made In America Festival controversy earlier this month. Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted a photo of himself with Jay-Z before the rap mogul's show at the Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night. Jay-Z and wife...
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