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South Carolina college's band picked for 2022 Macy's parade

Apr. 17, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina college is sending its band to New York City to march in next year's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Benedict College's band will make its first appearance in the department store's iconic parade in 2022, the school announced...

Summer festival returns to Fort Wayne -- without a parade

Apr. 17, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's second-largest city is bringing back a popular summer festival canceled last year by the pandemic, although this year's festivities won't include a parade. Organizers of Fort Wayne's Three Rivers Festival said the festival's other...

Kentucky high school band selected to play in Macy's parade

Apr. 15, 2021 04:40 AM EDT

PARIS, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky high school marching band has been selected to play in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade next year, officials said. The Bourbon County High School Marching Colonels will be one of nine high school bands selected to play in the 96th...

University of Missouri band picked for 2022 Macy's parade

Apr. 11, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri's marching band has been invited to perform in the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Officials surprised band members with the invitation on Saturday. Missouri's band, which has more than 300 members, was...

Hill sharp, Kluber roughed up as Rays beat Yankees 10-5

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays insist it didn't matter who was on the other side of the field. Yes, it felt good to unveil a couple of more title banners at Tropicana Field and beat the New York Yankees 10-5 in their home opener Friday. However, the...

Gov: Proms, graduations and perhaps July 4 parades on tap

Apr. 08, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — There will be high school proms and graduation ceremonies in Rhode Island this spring as more residents get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Dan McKee said Thursday. “We’re making great progress,” the Democratic governor said, noting the...

In show of Pharaonic heritage, Egypt parades royal mummies

Apr. 03, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt held a gala parade on Saturday celebrating the transport of 22 of its prized royal mummies from central Cairo to their new resting place in a massive new museum further south in the capital. The ceremony, designed to showcase the country’s rich...

Greek Independence Day events culminate in military parade

Mar. 25, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fighter jets flew by the ancient Acropolis and tanks rumbled past parliament in central Athens on Thursday as Greece’s celebrations for the bicentenary of its war of independence culminated in a military parade attended by dignitaries from Britain, France and Russia...

Greece kicks off events for bicentenary of independence war

Mar. 24, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Wednesday kicked off two days of celebrations to mark the bicentenary of the start of the country’s war of independence, although events are far more muted than originally planned due to the pandemic. Dignitaries from Britain, Russia...

Edward Kennedy Institite hosts virtual St. Patrick's Day

Mar. 18, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — While Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade has been canceled again because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is celebrating with a virtual event. The honored guest at Monday's event...