Music festivals

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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Amanda McFillen shows a picture taken at the 1989 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival of saxophone player Charles Neville posing with Harry Connick Jr. The image was among those on sale Friday, April 27, 2018 at the festival by the Historic New Orleans Collection in New Orleans. Neville died Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)
April 27, 2018 - 7:33 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (all times local): 6 p.m. Sting drew throngs to one of the largest stages of the New Orleans & Heritage Festival as he launched into an array of crowd favorites like Synchohicity II and Every Little...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017 file photo, J. Cole performs at The Budweiser Made In America Festivalin Philadelphia. The Platinum-selling rapper is honoring his home state by launching a music festival in North Carolina this September 2018. Dreamville Records and ScoreMore Shows announced Friday, April 27, 2018, that the inaugural Dreamville Festival will debut Sept. 15 in Raleigh at Dorothea Dix Park. Cole, who was born on a military base in Germany, was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina.(Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
April 27, 2018 - 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Platinum-selling rapper J. Cole is honoring his home state by launching a music festival in North Carolina this September. Dreamville Records and ScoreMore Shows announced Friday that the inaugural Dreamville Festival will debut Sept. 15 in Raleigh at Dorothea Dix Park. Cole, who...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce, center, and Jay-Z perform during a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Cleveland. Beyonce performed a 2-hour set at Coachella, Saturday, April 14, 2018, paying tribute to the marching bands, the dance troupes and step teams at historically black colleges and universities. Jay-Z also came out for a collaboration.( AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 15, 2018 - 11:53 am
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce has paid tribute Saturday to historically black colleges and universities and also reunited with Destiny's Child during her headlining performance at Coachella, which was delayed for a year because of her pregnancy. Beyonce performed at two-hour set of her hits in Indio...
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April 01, 2018 - 3:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame says it will receive $4.1 million over five years to help expand its youth education programs and community activities. The Rock Hall announced this week that PNC Bank has pledged $3.75 million to support various programming such as free...
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot performs at El Korah Shrine during Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho, Sunday, March 25, 2018. The show began on Saturday. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
March 25, 2018 - 6:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is not the most obvious place to attract members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot. But even in the Republican stronghold that strongly supports President Donald Trump, Pussy Riot members carved out time late Saturday to swing by the largest city in the state,...
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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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March 10, 2018 - 3:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says participation in the 2022 Olympics in China is possible but not essential to the league's efforts to grow the sport in the world's largest country. The NHL was criticized by the International Olympic Committee and fans for not allowing NHL...
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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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FILE - This Nov. 2, 2016 file photo shows hosts Brad Paisley, left, and Carrie Underwood at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The Country Music Association is warning media outlets to avoid questions about a recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun rights or political affiliations at their annual awards show next week or risk losing credentials. The 51st annual CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
November 02, 2017 - 5:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Association is warning media outlets to avoid questions about a recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun rights or political affiliations at their annual awards show next week or risk losing credentials. In media guidelines for Wednesday's 51st annual CMA...
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