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Fairs and festivals
August 21, 2016
NYC remembers dark chapter of Crown Heights race riot
Twenty-five years after race riots scarred a New York City neighborhood, residents of Crown Heights gathered Sunday to mark ...
August 20, 2016
Chickens flock back to state fairs after bird flu outbreak
Chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese are flocking back to state fairs across the country after a one-year absence due to a ...
August 19, 2016
Oregon buzz: Pot plants at state fair in a 1st for the US
Nine living marijuana plants will be displayed at the Oregon State Fair in a first of its kind event for the United States ...
August 18, 2016
A festival to remember a riot? New York event stirs debate
It was the most searing racial clash in a generation in the nation's biggest city, spiraling out of the deaths of a black ...
August 15, 2016
Santa Fe's week of Native American art draws thousands
A series of premiere Native American art and antiquities markets packed into a single week in Santa Fe are expected to ...
August 14, 2016
At the Russian Mosquito Festival, the more bites the better
While fears of the Zika virus have kept some people away from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, for residents of one Russian ...
August 13, 2016
First-ever marijuana growers' fair opens in Oregon
People flocked to Oregon's first-ever marijuana growers' fair on Saturday where a competition for best pot plants was being ...
August 10, 2016
Indianapolis hosts Vonnegut festivals, premiere of his opera
Two festivals and the world premiere of an opera that Kurt Vonnegut finished shortly before his death will celebrate the ...
August 09, 2016
6-year-old suffers head injury in Ferris wheel fall
One of three girls who fell from a Ferris wheel at a county fair in Tennessee suffered a traumatic brain injury and remained ...
August 05, 2016
Gregg Allman cancels shows due to 'serious health issues'
Gregg Allman has canceled planned live shows until late October due to "serious health issues." In a statement released ...
July 28, 2016
Oregon State Fair to feature marijuana
A new crop will be featured at the Oregon State Fair this year: marijuana. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports (http://bit.
July 27, 2016
Butter sculpture offers Cavs fans new way to savor NBA title
Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a new way to savor the team's NBA title. The Cavs are being honored with butter ...
July 26, 2016
Rihanna, Metallica set for Global Citizen Festival
Rihanna, Metallica, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Selena Gomez will headline the 2016 Global Citizen Festival this fall.
July 22, 2016
Flight of the Conchords duo headlines Newport Folk Festival
The three-day Newport Folk Festival is opening in Rhode Island. New Zealand folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords is ...
July 21, 2016
3 subway stations to host free underground Mozart concerts
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is celebrating Mozart with special performances at three subway stations.
July 20, 2016
Iowa State Fair butter sculpture to feature "Star Trek"
One of the most viewed displays at the Iowa State Fair will peer into the future and celebrate the past at the same time as ...
July 15, 2016
Small-town pride: LGBT stigma fades as civil rights are won
Ron Beachley remembers slipping through the side door of a downtown Hagerstown hotel into the Bull Ring, a gay nightclub, in ...
July 15, 2016
The Latest: French author decries attack
The Latest on attack that killed 84 people in Nice (all times local): ___ 10:45 p.m. French author Jean-Marie Gustave Le ...
July 14, 2016
Harry Belafonte launches social justice music festival
Harry Belafonte will launch a racial and social justice festival in October with the inaugural event featuring appearances ...
July 12, 2016
Burning Man disputes $2.8M bill for federal land use permit
Burning Man organizers are disputing their $2.8 million bill from the federal government — the cost last year of hosting its ...