Music festivals

July 28, 2018 - 11:30 am
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey pastor who co-founded a Christian music festival has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a child sex abuse case. Seventy-five-year-old Harry Thomas is the former pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford and co-founder of the Creation...
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July 27, 2018 - 1:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is among those headed to Salt Lake City for a music festival organized by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds to support LGBT youth in the Mormon church. Reynolds says in a statement the appearance of the proudly gay CEO at the Saturday LoveLoud concert...
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July 26, 2018 - 9:51 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 - 9:14 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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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, entertainer Jay-Z smiles after a news conference at Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. Jay-Z's Made in America music festival will stay in the heart of the Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney and Roc Nation's chief operating officer said Monday, July 23, 2018, the festival would remain on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as they work out operational issues. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
July 23, 2018 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Who's gonna run this town tonight? Jay-Z is. The rap mogul's Made in America music festival will stay in the heart of Philadelphia after Mayor Jim Kenney reversed course on his decision to move the event. Kenney and Roc Nation's chief operating officer said Monday the festival...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, entertainer Jay-Z smiles after a news conference at Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. Jay-Z's Made in America music festival will stay in the heart of the Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney and Roc Nation's chief operating officer said Monday, July 23, 2018, the festival would remain on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as they work out operational issues. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
July 18, 2018 - 2:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay-Z says he's disappointed Philadelphia is booting his annual "Made in America" music festival from the city's grandest boulevard. The city says the festival is no longer welcome on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway after this year. A city spokeswoman tells philly.com the event...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2014 file photo, Jason Mraz performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York. The Grammy winner is one of the starS that will be performing at the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival on Okemah, Okla., running July 11-15, 2018. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 13, 2018 - 11:02 am
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Woody Guthrie's Oklahoma hometown has doubled in population as thousands gather for a music festival in honor of the "This Land Is Your Land" singer. The Journal Record reports that the town of Okemah jumps from about 3,000 to 6,000 people during the annual Woody Guthrie Folk...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, delivers remarks as MP Kent Hehr looks on as he attends a pancake breakfast in Calgary on Saturday, July 7, 2018. A former newspaper reporter said that Trudeau apologized to her after what she says was an inappropriate encounter nearly two decades ago. Rose Knight also confirmed Friday, July 6, she is the reporter who was referred to in an editorial 18 years ago in the Creston Valley Advance that said she was groped by Trudeau while covering a music festival in British Columbia. She said in a statement that she doesn't plan to take the matter further.(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 12:37 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A former newspaper reporter said that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to her after what she says was an inappropriate encounter nearly two decades ago. Rose Knight also confirmed Friday she is the reporter who was referred to in an editorial 18 years ago in...
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July 03, 2018 - 7:21 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney canceled his Tuesday night performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, protesting the event's ties to a show on slavery performed by whites. The black entertainer criticized the festival for supporting "SLAV," a theatrical...
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