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After 2-year hiatus caused by COVID-19, Jazz Fest returns

Jan. 20, 2022 15:53 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After a two-year hiatus brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returns this spring with headliners The Who, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Lionel Richie, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, Nelly and Willie Nelson. Festival...

Tool, J. Cole, Stevie Nicks to headline Bonnaroo music fest

Jan. 11, 2022 19:28 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — J. Cole, Tool and Stevie Nicks will headline this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which is set to return after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic and weather. The lineup for the June 16-19 festival in Manchester, Tennessee, was released...

Alabama guitar-maker passing along his craft to new builders

Jan. 08, 2022 00:19 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — They didn’t really have a choice. After Huntsville couple Danny and Susan Davis decided to shut-down the music venue component at Tangled String Studios in July 2020 amid the pandemic’s devastating early phase, they had to expand the guitar-making side of their...

Alabama tourism agency keeping CEO after fraud indictment

Jan. 05, 2022 09:43 AM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A regional tourism agency in Alabama said it will retain its chief executive officer after he was indicted on a federal fraud charge related to a music festival in Iowa that lost more than $2 million. Visit Dothan, which works to attract visitors to the...

Rapper Drakeo the Ruler fatally stabbed at LA music festival

Dec. 19, 2021 18:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A West Coast rapper known as Drakeo the Ruler was fatally stabbed in an altercation at a Los Angeles music festival where he was scheduled to perform, leaving fans of the young musician heartbroken. A publicist for the rapper, Scott Jawson, confirmed his death...

LA film critics pick ‘Drive My Car’ as year’s best

Dec. 19, 2021 15:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a showdown between Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” and Jane Campion’s “ The Power of the Dog ” for members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, but the group managed to give top honors to both on Saturday. The Japanese film “Drive...

DJ David Guetta lauds Saudi reforms ahead of show in kingdom

Dec. 19, 2021 03:57 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Internationally known DJ David Guetta has made a home for himself in the Persian Gulf. The French DJ is a resident of the United Arab Emirates, where he has performed multiple times — the latest being on the helipad at the landmark Burj Al...

Myrtle Beach doesn’t want to be ‘Dirty Myrtle’ anymore

Dec. 19, 2021 00:11 AM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — No one can really say definitively where the nickname “Dirty Myrtle” came from, or when it appeared. Some say it came from a beer popularized decades ago called “Dirty Myrtle.” Others think it had to do with water quality testing of this stretch of...

Tyler, the Creator, Tame Impala to headline 2022 BUKU

Dec. 14, 2021 16:46 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tickets go on sale next week for the 2022 BUKU Music + Art Project, which is returning after two years to New Orleans' riverfront after being canceled by the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Tuesday. Tame Impala and Tyler, the Creator are slated to headline...

Salzburg Festival projects return to normal next summer

Dec. 10, 2021 05:16 AM EST

The Salzburg Festival is projecting for a return to normal next summer, announcing a schedule of 228 performances over 45 days that include a new production of Béla Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” paired with Carl Orff’s “A Play on the End of Time.” Salzburg, Europe’s...