Music festivals

August 22, 2018 - 8:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Complex and inflexible U.K. visa rules are deterring international artists from coming to Britain and robbing U.K. audiences of the chance to see global talent, leaders of several major arts festivals said Wednesday. This summer the WOMAD world music festival and the Edinburgh...
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August 03, 2018 - 7:02 am
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — A collection of photos and movies from the 1969 Woodstock music festival have been posted online . The Museum at Bethel Woods posted the archival images for the first time, two weeks before the 49th anniversary of the famous concert. The archive features photos and video from...
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July 31, 2018 - 9:51 am
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — In a story July 28 about a deal to keep two renowned music festivals in Newport, The Associated Press erroneously reported when the first festival was held. The Newport Jazz Festival began in 1954, and the Newport Folk Festival began in 1959; the two did not begin in 1969. The...
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July 28, 2018 - 1:51 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former pastor who co-founded a Christian music festival before admitting he had sexual contact with children and being branded a "wolf" has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Harry Thomas, who's 75 years old, was the pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford...
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July 26, 2018 - 11:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter of a failed music festival has pleaded guilty to charges that could result in a prison sentence of over a decade. The plea entered Thursday by Billy McFarland came after prosecutors brought new charges alleging he was selling fraudulent tickets to fashion, music and...
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July 25, 2018 - 11:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Five female musicians accuse organizers of an Austrian classical music festival of not acting on sexual abuse complaints they made for years against its artistic director, according to an open letter published Wednesday. The artists alleged that Austrian conductor Gustav Kuhn...
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