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Endangered birds halt Chicago beachfront music festival

Jul. 21, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds. Organizers of Mamby on the Beach say the Aug. 23-24 festival was canceled due to "circumstances beyond our control," including two federally-protected piping...

Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

Jul. 19, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The music festival called the El Tour de Idaho de Los Inquietos was supposed to take place in Jerome on Saturday. Event organizers with...

ASL interpreters bring songs to life for deaf people

Jul. 13, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Wearing sunglasses, tattoos and a tank top, Blake Noland bounced his head to the beat in front of the stage at Louisville's Waterfront Park, raising a beer as the band launched into a guitar solo. Deaf since birth, Noland couldn't hear a thing. At least not with his ears. But he felt...

Willie Nelson brings Farm Aid 2019 to Wisconsin's dairy land

Jul. 9, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and the Dave Matthews Band will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's struggling dairy country in September. Tickets go on sale Friday for the Sept. 21 event at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East...

Massive choir a place for Estonians to find identity, solace

Jul. 7, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Estonians joined in singing folk songs Sunday on the 150th anniversary of a music festival that inspired resistance to Soviet control and later received recognition from the U.N. cultural agency. The Estonian Song and Dance Celebration attracted 35,000 singers,...

Fest drops Peter Yarrow over 'indecent liberties' sentence

Jul. 3, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A music festival has disinvited folk singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary over his 1970 jail sentence for indecent liberties with a 14-year-old girl. The Press and Sun Bulletin of Binghamton reports that board members of the Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival in upstate New York cited...

Elliott vows to avoid trouble after meeting with Goodell

Jul. 2, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott is vowing to avoid incidents similar to a recent one in Las Vegas that forced the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell. Elliott tweeted Tuesday after meeting with Goodell in New York that he had "worked hard to make better...

Big music fest abruptly ended over security, fraud suspicion

Jun. 29, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A music festival in Belgium featuring major stars like rapper Cardi B came to a chaotic end before it had even started. Security concerns were ostensibly the reason behind the cancellation of the VestiVille festival in Belgium on Friday, though local officials have launched a fraud...

Elton John gets top French award, joins AIDS fight call

Jun. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Elton John, a newly awarded Legion of honor pinned to his suit, joined a call Friday by French President Emmanuel Macron to fund AIDS research and treatment. The world-acclaimed singer spoke alongside Macron before thousands of people packed into the presidential Elysee Palace courtyard for an...

Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

Jun. 19, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second...