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Full schedule of concerts planned for Tanglewood this summer

Jan. 20, 2022 14:51 PM EST

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that its summer home in Tanglewood will host a full schedule of concerts this year for the first time since 2019. The 2022 season that runs from June 17 through Sept. 4 will include a 90th birthday celebration for...

Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th season

Jan. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the...

After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage on

Jan. 16, 2022 12:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. “End this uncivil war,” he implored...

How did a giant buoy become a Key West tourist attraction?

Jan. 09, 2022 03:11 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A 20-ton concrete buoy, which marks the Southernmost Point and 90 miles to Cuba, is one of Key West’s famous landmarks. Tourists flock to the marker every day to take photos, snap selfies, buy a souvenir or two. But how did such a magnet arrive in 1983 on an...

Philadelphia tourism leader Jeff Guaracino dies at 48

Dec. 29, 2021 14:55 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia tourism official and LGBTQ advocate Jeff Guaracino, whose creative ad campaigns helped draw diverse groups of visitors to the city, has died at 48. Guaracino, the chief executive officer of Visit Philadelphia, helped launch a series of catchy, bold...

New Year's Eve in Times Square still on, with smaller crowd

Dec. 23, 2021 16:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Revelers will still ring in the new year in New York's Times Square next week, there just won't be as many of them as usual under new restrictions announced Thursday as the city grapples with a spike in COVID-19 cases. Viewing areas that normally accommodate about...

Oral arguments set in Mount Rushmore fireworks appeal

Dec. 22, 2021 10:26 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Oral arguments are set for next month in the latest round in Gov. Kristi Noem’s legal fight to shoot off fireworks at Mount Rushmore. The Rapid City Journal reported Tuesday that a three-judge panel from the 8th U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Louis will...

Timeline of NBA in 1970s as league celebrates 75th season

Dec. 16, 2021 11:26 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1970s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: April 29, 1970: Jerry West forces overtime in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, knocking...

Holiday rom-com 'With Love' follows Latino family for a year

Dec. 15, 2021 14:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After slogging through a universally difficult 2020 and with Christmas approaching, Gloria Calderón Kellett sought out a trusted form of escape. “I was watching ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ which I do every year, and ‘Love Actually,’ all of those wonderful...

Essence Festival to return to New Orleans in summer 2022

Dec. 15, 2021 13:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After a two-year absence brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the Essence Festival is planning its return to New Orleans next summer. “Given what we have collectively experienced over the last two years, the opportunity to convene and uplift in the spirit...