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Roots of Music aims to change New Orleans kids’ lives

Aug. 06, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One. Two. Three. Four. One. Two. Ready. Breathe. For a brief moment, it’s silent as a roomful of grade-schoolers take a breath and wait for a signal. With a wave of his hand, their director, Lawrence Rawlins, queues them in and...

Federal tourism aid funds gas stations, trash cans, jazz

Jul. 30, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

Located along a remote stretch of Highway 395, the Fort Independence Travel Plaza touts a dozen gas pumps, clean restrooms and made-to-order meals for travelers visiting California's Eastern Sierra. The facility, which provides revenue for a Paiute Indian tribe, is about to quadruple...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 24-30

Jul. 18, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 24-30: July 24: Actor John Aniston (“Days of Our Lives”) is 89. Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 86. Actor Mark Goddard (“Lost In Space”) is 86. Actor Chris Sarandon is 80. Comedian Gallagher is 76. Actor Robert Hays (“Airplane!”) is 75....

Review: Splashes of color from jazz pianist Sam Reider

Jul. 13, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

“Petrichor,” Sam Reider (Slow & Steady) Jazz pianist Sam Reider can sound reflective or restless, pensive or playful, sometimes in adjacent measures. “Petrichor” is the solo debut album from Reider, who sings and plays accordion for the jazz-bluegrass group...

Richard Gere helps Carnegie Hall raise money for Ukraine

May. 24, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Richard Gere hosted a benefit concert for Ukraine at Carnegie Hall that raised $360,000 for Direct Relief, a humanitarian organization providing medical aid. Soprano Angel Blue, mezzo-sopranos Denyce Graves and Isabel Leonard, pianist Evgeny Kissin, violinists...