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Mississippi coast's Crawfish Music Festival back this year

Apr. 15, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi coast's Crawfish Music Festival is back after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Wednesday night saw the return of the almost three-decades-old event at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Rain and wind kept...

Michigan city considering 2-day music fest with marijuana

Apr. 15, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

NILES, Mich. (AP) — A city in southwestern Michigan is considering a buzz-and-beats summer festival. A promoter has applied for a permit to hold a two-day event in Niles with live music and marijuana vendors. Germaine Redding has proposed July 16-17, but September dates...

Bulgarian Muslims hold circumcision festival despite virus

Apr. 12, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

RIBNOVO, Bulgaria (AP) — On the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims from the southwestern corner of Bulgaria flocked to the sleepy mountain village of Ribnovo for a four-day festival of feasting, music and mass circumcisions. This year’s event in Ribnovo, a...

Gov. McKee visits 2 new regional vaccination sites

Apr. 07, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Opening regional vaccination sites is critical to helping make sure that everyone in Rhode Island who wants a coronavirus shot, but who can't make it to a mass vaccination site, has access to one, Gov. Daniel McKee said Wednesday. The Democrat,...

Coldplay, Jorja Smith to play virtual Glastonbury gig in May

Mar. 31, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — This year the Glastonbury Festival is going online. Organizers said Wednesday that they will stage a one-day livestreamed concert on May 22 at Worthy Farm in southwest England, home to the annual music extravaganza. Performers include Coldplay, Damon...

Cape Cod sees virus surge; Gov urges patience with website

Mar. 28, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

A look at coronavirus developments around New England: MASSACHUSETTS Officials on Cape Cod are pleading with the state for more help as the vacation destination deals with another surge of COVID-19 cases, including multiple cases of new variants that...

Pecan festival in Florence to return in 2021 with new name

Mar. 24, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Organizers of Florence’s pecan festival say the event will return this year with a new name. SC Pecan Festival will now be known as the SC Pecan Music and Food Festival, WPDE-TV reported. Organizers announced the festival’s...

A hopeful pandemic note: Tanglewood music festival to resume

Mar. 19, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

If you're a fan of classical music, this is music to your ears: One of the nation's premier summer festivals is coming back after the coronavirus pandemic silenced it for the first time since World War II. The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Friday that its 2021...

The Latest: Australia seeks vaccine aid for Papua New Guinea

Mar. 19, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is working with U.S., Indian and Japanese partners to provide emergency coronavirus vaccine to Papua New Guinea. Australia has provided 8,000 AstraZeneca doses from its own stockpile to its nearest...

Buttigieg: Biden plan will usher in a new transportation era

Mar. 18, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that an infrastructure plan expected soon from President Joe Biden will offer a “once in a century” opportunity to remake transportation in the United States, where cars and highways are no longer king. ...