Music festivals

July 28, 2018 - 2:30 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey pastor who co-founded a Christian music festival has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a child sex abuse case. Seventy-five-year-old Harry Thomas is the former pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford and co-founder of the Creation...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018 file photo, Billy McFarland, the promoter of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, leaves federal court after pleading guilty to wire fraud charges in New York. McFarland pleaded guilty, Thursday, July 26 to new fraud charges that could result in a prison sentence of over a decade. The plea from McFarland brought a speedy end to his prosecution for a set of new crimes that ensure he’ll spend more time in prison than if he had only been convicted of crimes related to the botched 2017 Fyre Festival on the Bahamian island of Exuma.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 26, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter of a fraudulent music festival that cost investors $26 million could face over a decade in prison after admitting Thursday that he duped some of the same victims into buying tickets he never possessed to everything from the Grammy Awards to a Cleveland Cavaliers game...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:14 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Five female musicians accuse organizers of an Austrian classical music festival of not acting on sexual abuse complaints they made for years against its artistic director, according to an open letter published Wednesday. The artists alleged that Austrian conductor Gustav Kuhn...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, entertainer Jay-Z smiles after a news conference at Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. The rapper says he’s disappointed his “Made in America” festival will not be held in Philadelphia after this year. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the city confirmed Tuesday, July 17, 2018, that the annual concert won’t be on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway anymore.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
July 18, 2018 - 8:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay-Z said Wednesday he's disappointed that Philadelphia is booting his annual music festival from the city's grandest boulevard, accusing the mayor of having "zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomenal citizens of this city." Writing in The...
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July 03, 2018 - 10:26 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney canceled his Tuesday night performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, protesting the event's ties to a show on slavery performed by whites. The black entertainer criticized the festival for supporting "SLAV," a theatrical...
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Police stand guard outside the warehouse building where the Art All Night Trenton 2018 festival that was the scene of a shooting that resulted in numerous injuries and at least one death Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
June 17, 2018 - 10:39 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two other suspects, were injured. Of the 17 people treated for gunshot wounds,...
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June 13, 2018 - 10:14 pm
WINSTED, Minn. (AP) — A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival. Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend's Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, about 40 miles west...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:36 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For 17 years, the unofficial start of one of biggest weeks for country music fans has been Marty Stuart's "Late Night Jam," which precedes the four-day Country Music Association Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. Stuart kicked off this year's event on Wednesday night with...
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May 06, 2018 - 1:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story May 5 about the New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an Aerosmith song as "Sweet Misery." The band's song "Cryin'" includes the phrase "sweet misery." A corrected version of the story is below: Aerosmith packs 'em in at New...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, Danny DeVito participates in the 2017 Tony Awards Meet the Nominees press day in New York. The Asbury Park Press reports that the Asbury Park City Council honored Devito on Saturday, April 29, 2018, by declaring his birthday, Nov. 17, as “Danny DeVito Day” in his hometown. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 29, 2018 - 12:59 pm
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Danny DeVito has gotten his own day in his native New Jersey. The Asbury Park Press reports the Asbury Park City Council honored the actor Saturday night by declaring his birthday, Nov. 17, as "Danny DeVito Day" in his hometown. The honor was announced as DeVito appeared at...
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