Latest Carnivals News

W.Va. event goes dark, quiet for people with sensory issues

Jun. 11, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — The Cole Chevy Mountain Festival went quiet and dark Wednesday for a group of people with sensory issues to be able to come and enjoy the carnival. “We are very fortunate to bring an opportunity today that we’ve never had here before at the Cole Chevy...

Pageant participants in queen's jubilee celebrate diverse UK

Jun. 04, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As designer Clary Salandy pushes open the kitchen door at a nondescript community center in west London, her visitors pause, astonished by what they find. A dozen giraffe heads, crafted in shades of orange and brown with top hats and flowing eyelashes, smile in a tidy...

Q&A: Baz Luhrmann on his tragic, razzle-dazzle 'Elvis'

May. 26, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s the day before Baz Luhrmann is to unveil “Elvis" at the Cannes Film Festival, and it goes without saying that the director — one of cinema's most maximalist moviemakers — is ready to put on a show. “I’ve been ready to put on a show since I...

Business brings taste of the fair to Montgomery year-round

Apr. 30, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The sights, sounds and tastes of fall fairs and carnivals may still be a season or two away, but, thanks to one unique eatery in Montgomery, you can satisfy your cravings for fair-food any time of the year. Queenz Carnival Stop, which has been operating out...

Latin American nations ease restrictions as COVID cases drop

Apr. 27, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians will soon be going to movie theaters without having to wear face masks. Chile opens its borders next week for the first time in two years. Mexico's president has declared the pandemic over. And in Rio de Janeiro, tens of thousands attended Carnival parades just...

Rio's Carnival parade returns after long pandemic hiatus

Apr. 23, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Colorful floats and flamboyant dancers are delighting tens of thousands jammed into Rio de Janeiro's iconic Sambadrome, putting on a delayed Carnival celebration after the pandemic halted the dazzling displays. Rio de Janeiro’s top samba schools began...

Rio's dazzling Carnival parade resumes after pandemic hiatus

Apr. 22, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s top samba schools began putting on their delayed Carnival parades late Friday, the first after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19-pandemic. The schools colorful floats and flamboyant dancers began entering the Sambadrome grounds to...

Rio's Carnival parade is back, as street bands ache to party

Apr. 20, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes on Wednesday ceremonially handed control of the city to King Momo, a ritual representing the upheaval of the status quo -- but it remains to be seen how much post-pandemic partying is in store during the first Carnival in two years. ...