Music festivals

February 12, 2019 - 9:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has given royal approval to a law that will make it illegal in England and Wales to take "upskirting" photos. The law will make it a criminal offense to take pictures under a person's clothes without permission. It is the result of a campaign started by Gina Martin...
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Italian singer Mahmood celebrates on stage after winning the 69th Sanremo Italian Song Festival at the Ariston theater in Sanremo, Italy, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
February 10, 2019 - 11:16 am
ROME (AP) — An Italian-Egyptian singer has won a long-running music contest that aims to exalt Italian song. Alessandro Mahmoud, who performs with the stage name Mahmood, triumphed at the Sanremo music festival late Saturday with his rendition of "Soldi" ("Money"). The 26-year-old's winning song...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, singer Bruno Mars performs on stage at the Brit Awards 2017 in London. Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one more glimpse into his stellar show the night before the Super Bowl. Some concertgoers danced down the aisles, others threw their hands up high and the majority recited Mars' lyrics at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
February 03, 2019 - 3:12 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Bruno Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one more glimpse into his stellar show the night before the Super Bowl. It seemed like everyone appreciated his show. Some concertgoers danced down the aisles, others threw their hands up...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, actress Olivia Wilde arrives at the 2018 GQ's Men of the Year Celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wilde will make her directorial debut in "Booksmart," at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival. The film is about graduating high-schoolers determined to cram four years of fun into one night. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
January 16, 2019 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O'Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival. The Austin, Texas-based festival announced the lineup to its 26th edition...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Jordan Peele arrives in Los Angeles. Peele’s “Us,” his anticipated follow-up to “Get Out,” will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that “Us” will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele’s “Get Out,” “Us” is a socially minded horror thriller. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 08, 2019 - 6:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele's "Us," his anticipated follow-up to "Get Out," will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that "Us" will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele's "Get Out," ''Us" is a socially...
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January 08, 2019 - 8:00 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B, the Lumineers and multiple sets from Phish. The lineup was released Tuesday for the June 13-16 outdoor music festival held annually in Manchester, Tennessee. Other top acts include...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36, in New York. The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019, that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend event from April 12 to April 14 and from April 19 to April 21 include Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Janelle Monae. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 03, 2019 - 12:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend festival in...
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December 03, 2018 - 8:11 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honor of Nelson Mandela. Tens of thousands flocked to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday for a music festival also featuring Usher, Pharrell...
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September 24, 2018 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer says mental illness caused the promoter of a failed music festival to rip off investors and commit other crimes. Attorney Randall Jackson urged a Manhattan judge Friday to be lenient at Billy McFarland's October sentencing. McFarland pleaded guilty earlier this year to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Lana Del Rey arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists. In a Twitter message late Friday, Aug. 31, Del Rey says she is delaying "until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans." It wasn’t clear whether it was a direct response to the BDS movement’s boycott call. Still, it marked a setback for Israel, which aims to prevent politics from infiltrating the arts. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 01, 2018 - 7:18 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists. In a Twitter message late Friday, Del Rey says she is delaying "until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans...
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