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Asheville culinary festival celebrates Appalachian tradition

Jun. 24, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Organizers of a culinary festival in North Carolina hope to cook up a new tradition honoring the history of Appalachia. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the event called "Chow Chow" will be in Asheville from Sept. 12 to Sept. 15. It's named after a traditional sweet and...

Woodstock 50 may be back on at new venue

Jun. 24, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A smaller Woodstock 50 festival could possibly be held at an upstate New York harness track and casino. Town of Vernon Supervisor Randy Watson tells the Poughkeepsie Journal that Woodstock 50 has applied for a permit to hold its concert Aug. 16-18 at Vernon Downs, about 35 miles (56...

Tickets on sale Monday for DuQuoin State Fair Grandstand

Jun. 23, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Tickets go on sale Monday for Grandstand acts at this year's DuQuoin State Fair. Fair officials announced this week that classic country artist Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise will play Tuesday. Shenandoah with Restless Heart and Confederate Railroad are also scheduled as...

Heavy metal clothier to produce ready-to-wear line

Jun. 22, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — If you've wondered what Cradle of Filth, Slipknot, Rob Zombie or Alice Cooper are wearing this summer, the answer can be found in a small seamstress shop in a corner building on West Main Street. From GWAR to Goatwhore, Journey to Taylor Swift's band, the dark stars of metal and...

More than 90 fire trucks expected at annual NC festival

Jun. 22, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

SPENCER, N.C. (AP) — Almost 100 fire trucks are expected at the festival in their honor being held at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The 5th annual Fire Truck Festival happens Saturday at the museum in Spencer . At least 90 trucks are registered for the festival, including the Charlotte Fire...

One Championship plans 80 shows, big roster expansion in '20

Jun. 19, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

One Championship plans to stage about 80 martial arts shows in 2020, and the MMA promotion will roughly double its roster of fighters to do it. One CEO Chatri Sityodtong revealed his latest plans for ambitious expansion to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The promotion is putting on 45 events this year in Asia,...

Police checking whether Indiana dairy farm abuse was coerced

Jun. 19, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — A prosecutor says investigators are looking into whether an animal rights group worker coerced employees at a large northwestern Indiana dairy farm into the abuse of young calves that was captured on undercover video. Newton County Prosecutor Jeff Drinski says a witness has...

New Mexico mural focuses on missing Native American women

Jun. 16, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez recently erected the mural in Las Cruces in conjunction with the city's...

Hundreds flock to Trenton arts event 1 year after shooting

Jun. 16, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A year after gunfire shattered Trenton's annual Art All Night festival, hundreds flocked to this year's celebration of local art, music, food and films — even though, strictly speaking, it no longer quite lived up to the name. The formerly "all night" festival took a break from...

Weather forces rescheduling of Richmond Pride festival

Jun. 15, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Inclement weather has forced the rescheduling of what's believed to be the first gay Pride festival in the eastern Indiana city of Richmond. Rainbow Richmond, the group organizing the festival, announced on its Facebook page that the Rainbow Richmond Pride Festival scheduled for...