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World-renowned Spoleto arts festival opens in Charleston

May. 24, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston is opening 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz Friday as the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA returns. The 43rd season of the arts festival kicks off Friday at noon with the opening ceremony from Charleston City Hall. It will run through June 9. The...

Cowboys' Elliott detained by police at Vegas music festival

May. 20, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival, officials said Monday. The 23-year-old running back was detained briefly about 3 a.m. Saturday near a gate to the overnight Electric Daisy...

Woodstock 50 plans roll on; court nixes cancellation bid

May. 15, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a court rebuffed an ex-investor's effort to cancel the anniversary extravaganza — but organizers will have to do without some $18 million, at least for now. Manhattan judge Barry Ostrager ruled Wednesday that the festival's former chief...

Police investigating rappers' ties to shootings around Miami

May. 13, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A weekend of shootings involving rap musicians and their entourages who were in South Florida for a huge hip-hop festival left two people dead, four wounded and multiple vehicles riddled with bullets — but no arrests. Police agencies across South Florida sought clues and...

Rapper Kodak Black arrested; Lil Wayne bows out of show

May. 12, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Rolling Loud Music Festival celebrating global hip-hop artists in South Florida did not go so well for Kodak Black and Lil Wayne. The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release that Black was arrested Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The statement said he was charged with...

Anti-drone tech at Miami festival maybe violated federal law

May. 10, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a company working with Miami police to jam signals to prevent drones from flying over the recent Ultra electronic music festival may have been in violation of federal law. The incident reflects how evolving rules are sometimes unclear or not yet widely...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

May. 10, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. The arrest of a top opposition leader in Venezuela unleashed fears of a wider crackdown, even as members of the opposition issued renewed calls...

Jazz Fest weekend closes with Van Morrison, Marsalis tribute

Apr. 28, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival closes out with Van Morrison and a special performance by the Marsalis family. Van Morrison will close the main stage Sunday while J. Balvin closes the Gentilly Stage, and Al Green closes the Congo Square Stage. At the...

A-plus NFL draft grade for Music City with record attendance

Apr. 27, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grading any draft can be challenging, and snap judgments after the last pick usually are far too optimistic. Yes, Music City couldn't keep the rain away from opening night. Still, closing off both the honky-tonk district and throwing out the welcome mat at the Tennessee Titans'...

Katy Perry, Leon Bridges headline Jazz Fest Saturday

Apr. 27, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Katy Perry and Leon Bridges are among the top names headlining the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Perry, who's known for her over-the-top costumes and pop music, will close out the Acura Stage on Saturday. Soul singer Leon Bridges closes out the Gentilly Stage. The third day...