Judge set to hear motion to dismiss rapper Travis Scott from lawsuit over deadly Astroworld concert

[ad_1] A judge in Texas is set to hear arguments Monday in rap star Travis Scott’s request to be dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston. Scott headlined the concert during which 10 people were killed as authorities and festival organizers responded to a massive crowd surge and tried to … Read more

Judge dismisses lawsuits filed against rapper Drake over deadly Astroworld concert

[ad_1] HOUSTON — Hip-hop artist Drake has been dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston in which 10 people were killed, a judge has ruled. Drake was a special guest of rap superstar Travis Scott, who had headlined the festival. He performed with Scott at the end of the concert … Read more

Markus Hinterhäuser given third 5-year term through 2031 as Salzburg Festival artistic director

[ad_1] Markus Hinterhäuser has been given a third five-year term as artistic director of the Salzburg Festival, extending his tenure in one of Europe’s most influential cultural roles to the longest since Herbert von Karajan’s reign from 1956-89 Markus Hinterhäuser has been given a third five-year term as artistic director of the Salzburg Festival, extending … Read more

Travis Kelce brings back music festival in Kansas City with Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Diplo as headliners

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Kelce is keeping himself busy: On the heels of winning his third Super Bowl, earning a Webby nomination for his podcasting endeavors and garnering headlines for his newfound relationship with Taylor Swift, the superstar tight end will continue living his best life with his annual music … Read more

One month out, New Orleans Jazz Fest begins preparations for 2024 event

[ad_1] NEW ORLEANS — The Fair Grounds Race Course, which plays host to the 2024 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, begins its annual transformation in earnest Tuesday as organizers prepare to take over the field this spring for two weekends of music, food and fun. “Jazz Fest is back starting today!,” exclaimed festival producer … Read more

AP Photos: India celebrates Holi, the Hindu festival of color, marking the reawakening of spring

[ad_1] NEW DELHI — Millions of Indians celebrated Monday the Hindu Holi festival, dancing to festive music, exchanging food and drink and smearing each other with red, green, blue and pink powder, turning the air into a joyful kaleidoscope of color. Widely known as the Hindu festival of colors, Holi marks the arrival of the … Read more

Thunderstorms delay flights at Miami airport, suspend music festival and disrupt tennis tournament

[ad_1] Severe thunderstorms in South Florida delayed departures at the Miami International Airport during the busy spring break season, suspended a popular electronic music festival and disrupted matches at a high-profile tennis tournament MIAMI — Severe thunderstorms in South Florida delayed departures at the Miami International Airport during the busy spring break season, suspended a … Read more

Drought pinched Louisiana’s crawfish harvest, but mudbug fans are weathering the shortage

[ad_1] BATON ROUGE, La. — In Jeff Pohlmann’s 39 years of selling crawfish in Louisiana he has never seen the industry face such an abysmal shortage of “mudbugs.” Driven by last summer’s drought, extreme heat, saltwater intrusion on the Mississippi River and a hard winter freeze, the nation’s top producer of crawfish harvested a fraction … Read more

Tired of inflated ticket prices, Yungblud is launching his own affordable music festival

[ad_1] LONDON — Tired of inflated ticket prices, recording artist Yungblud is launching his own affordable music festival. Bludfest takes place on Aug. 11 in the iconic Milton Keynes Bowl, which in the past has hosted the likes of David Bowie and Green Day in Buckinghamshire, England, northwest of London. Yungblud, whose real name is … Read more

‘Civil War,’ an election-year provocation, premieres at SXSW film festival

[ad_1] AUSTIN, Texas — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — “Civil War,” Alex Garland’s election-year provocation, debuted Thursday at the SXSW Film and TV Festival, unveiling a violent vision of a near-future America at war with itself. “Civil War,” reportedly A24’s biggest budget release yet, is a bold gamble to capitalize on some of the anxieties that … Read more