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Rosalia, Lizzo, Cardi B wrap up over the top Miami art week

Dec. 05, 2021 13:37 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The over-the-top parties and star-studded shows surrounding Miami's Art Basel wrapped up this weekend with performances by Rosalia, Lizzo, Cardi B and rocker Lenny Kravitz. The annual event, which was canceled last year during the pandemic, is...

First whooping cranes of season arrive at Alabama refuge

Dec. 05, 2021 10:20 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — The first whooping cranes of the season have arrived at Alabama's Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge along the Tennessee River. The Decatur Daily reported that the endangered birds, which spend the winter at the 35,000-acre (14,164-hectare) refuge in...

Mississippi artist's work to be celebrated in new book

Dec. 04, 2021 13:01 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi artist's work is now being celebrated in a book and fashion line. “Worlds Beyond My Window,” published by the University Press of Mississippi, features more than 150 paintings and a dozen poems by Collins native Gertrude...

Celebs, fashion, 24k chicken wings at Miami Art Basel

Dec. 02, 2021 17:46 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — After a pandemic hiatus, the official Art Basel show is back in Miami with all its eccentric glory, a dizzying list of celebrity attendees and dozens of spin-off shows that are already generating a buzz, including a phenom child painter and a $4 million Banksy sale. ...

Alicia Keys teases new songs at small show ahead of art fair

Dec. 02, 2021 10:17 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys guided a few hundred people at a small show in Miami through a 10-minute meditation before asking them to make some choices. Keys wanted concert goers gathering for an immersive exhibit on the eve of Art Basel Miami...

AP PHOTOS: Drama festival puts spotlight on Romanian inmates

Dec. 02, 2021 04:31 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Performing on the main stage of the Nottara Theatre in downtown Bucharest is a dream of every aspiring artist in Romania, where hundreds of prison inmates have gotten that lucky break. A drama festival organized by the National Penitentiary...

Families turn down Travis Scott offer to pay for funerals

Nov. 30, 2021 18:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Several families of the 10 people who died from injuries in a massive crowd surge at the Astroworld festival have turned down an offer by headliner Travis Scott to pay for their loved ones’ funeral costs. Attorneys for the families of four of the...

Florida mall, once the ‘place to be,’ fades into oblivion

Nov. 25, 2021 03:25 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — As a teenager in the mid-1980s, Iris Pitnikoss worked at Ritz Camera, the film and photo equipment store in Manatee County’s DeSoto Square Mall. She sold cameras — professional devices like Nikons and Kodaks, as well as smaller models like...

Thailand's festival honoring rivers also pollutes them

Nov. 20, 2021 03:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thais flocked to rivers and lakes on Friday evening to release small floats adorned with flowers and candles in an annual festival honoring the goddess of water, with thousands of the tiny boats ending up clogging and polluting the country’s waterways. ...

Family attorney says 9-year-old Ezra Blount has died from injuries after being trampled at Astroworld Festival

Nov. 14, 2021 22:07 PM EST
HOUSTON (AP) — Family attorney says 9-year-old Ezra Blount has died from injuries after being trampled at Astroworld Festival.