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Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

Mar. 20, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space...

Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

Mar. 19, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's many woes briefly went up in smoke as Iranians observed a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition known as the Festival of Fire. The celebration is held on the last Tuesday night before Nowruz, or the Iranian New Year, which will be celebrated Thursday. The annual ritual dates...

Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke

Mar. 19, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. According to a statement from his neurologist...

Taste of history: Yeast from 1886 shipwreck makes new brew

Mar. 15, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The most distinguishing feature of Jamie Adams' new ale isn't its hoppy bite but its compelling backstory — brewed from yeast in bottles of beer that went down on a doomed steamship and languished on the ocean floor for 131 years. Some who lined up to sample a swig of the new...

Kesha to headline Dan Reynolds' LGBTQ festival LOVELOUD

Mar. 13, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kesha wants you to bring as much glitter as possible and sport the brightest colors of the rainbow when she visits Utah in June to headline the LOVELOUD Festival, the LGBTQ+ event founded by Imagine Dragons' frontman Dan Reynolds. And if you're "skeptical or don't understand the LGBTQ...

Foo Fighters, The Killers, Keith Urban lead Pilgrimage Fest

Mar. 12, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — After rain and lightning caused a cancellation last year, the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival is hoping for a rebound in its fifth year with headliners Foo Fighters, The Killers and Keith Urban. The festival, which is co-produced by Justin Timberlake and co-founded by Better...

Winning documentary portrays Israeli human rights lawyer

Mar. 10, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A documentary about an Israeli human rights lawyer has won the top prize in its category at the Thessaloniki International Festival. "The Advocate," a 108-minute film directed and produced by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche, focuses on Lea Tsemel, who has defended...

2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival in Texas

Mar. 9, 2019 6:20 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A big chunk of the 2020 Democratic field began making Texas an unlikely early-state stop Saturday and pushed back on big tech in front of young, social-media savvy crowds in a city where companies including Google and Apple have big footprints. Texas is an early primary state, but the...

The Latest: Hickenlooper says driving out immigrants 'crazy'

Mar. 9, 2019 5:40 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper tells a house party in Dubuque, Iowa, that immigration hard-liners have to accept that they won't be able to drive out everyone who is in the U.S. illegally....

Exhibit on US Latina 'cholas' opens in Albuquerque

Mar. 8, 2019 4:40 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A national Hispanic center is displaying a unique art exhibit on the chola — the working class, Mexican-American urban female often associated with gangs. The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque opened the "Que Chola Exhibition" on Friday with pieces by artists...