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Sundance Film Festival narrows down host cities — from Louisville to Santa Fe — for future years

Jul. 19, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sundance Institute on Friday announced six finalists in its search for a new host location for the influential film festival. After 40 years in Park City, Utah, the festival is eyeing locations across the country for festivals starting in 2027 when its...

The bodies of 4 Pakistanis killed in the attack on a mosque in Oman have been returned home

Jul. 19, 2024 05:28 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The bodies of four Pakistanis killed in an attack on a Shiite mosque in Oman this week have been repatriated and handed to their families, officials said Friday. Relatives of the victims were present when the Pakistan International Airlines flights landed at the...

Theater festivals offer to give up their grants if DeSantis restores funding for Florida arts groups

Jul. 11, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

Leaders of two performing arts festivals said Thursday that they would gladly give up their grants if Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis restores the $32 million in state funding he nixed for more than 600 Florida arts groups, explaining the reason for his veto as being because the two theatrical events...

Blackpink rapper Lisa joins Global Citizen Festival lineup in New York's Central Park

Jul. 09, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Blackpink rapper Lisa will join the Global Citizen Festival lineup in New York’s Central Park for her first solo performance at a festival, the anti-poverty nonprofit announced Tuesday. Lisa joins headliners Post Malone, Doja Cat, Jelly Roll and Raouw Alejandro...

Essence Festival wraps up a 4-day celebration of Black culture

Jul. 07, 2024 23:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For 30 years, the Essence Festival of Culture has brought together people from all walks of life and from around the world to connect through conversation, shared experiences and, of course, music. The nation’s largest annual celebration of Black culture ended...

Tank and the Bangas to pay tribute to their New Orleans roots at Essence Festival

Jul. 06, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Seven years ago, New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas squeezed into the corner of a classroom and recorded themselves performing their song “Quick,” for National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk contest, the nonprofit's annual search for the “next great undiscovered artist.”...

30th annual Essence Festival of Culture kicks off in New Orleans

Jul. 04, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The City of New Orleans on Thursday officially welcomed thousands of people descending on the Big Easy for the Essence Festival of Culture. The celebration has been around for three decades — no easy feat, Essence CEO Caroline Wanga said Thursday during a news...

Iranian-born Norwegian man found guilty in 2022 Oslo LGBT+ festival attack, sentenced to 30 years

Jul. 04, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Iranian-born Norwegian man was found guilty of terrorism on Thursday in a 2022 attack on an LGBTQ+ festival in Oslo and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Two people were killed and nine were seriously wounded in the shooting at three locations, chiefly...

Iranian-born Norwegian man is found guilty of terrorism in 2022 shooting at Oslo LGBTQ+ festival, sentenced to 30 years

Jul. 04, 2024 07:08 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Iranian-born Norwegian man is found guilty of terrorism in 2022 shooting at Oslo LGBTQ+ festival, sentenced to 30 years.

Caesar salad, invented in Mexico by Italian immigrants, is still pleasing palates after 100 years

Jul. 03, 2024 14:39 PM EDT

Caesar salad has something to celebrate: It’s turning 100. Italian immigrant Caesar Cardini is said to have invented the dish on July 4, 1924, at his restaurant, Caesar's Place, in Tijuana, Mexico. It was a steamy night, and Cardini was struggling to feed an influx of Californians...