Fairs and festivals

This combination photo shows Millie Bobby Brown, from left, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav. This week's new entertainment releases include "Stranger Things" breakout star Brown getting her first starring role in the Netflix film "Enola Holmes," Neil deGrasse Tyson spreads his wisdom on Fox and Public Enemy releases "What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?" (AP Photo)
September 21, 2020 - 8:01 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby Brown gets her first starring role in a Netflix film...
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FILE - Revelers march during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York on Oct. 31, 2019. The holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the people who provide Halloween fun navigate a myriad of restrictions and safety concerns. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
September 16, 2020 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes. The family holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the...
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A visitor, wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, looks on during the private view of Art Paris at the Grand Palais in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020. Fears and restrictions over the coronavirus have caused the cancellation of all of 2020's premiere global art fairs, such as Art Basel, Frieze London, and Art Basel in Miami Beach, stymieing the main commercial artery of the multi-million-dollar industry.But organizers of Art Paris, France's second biggest contemporary art fair, have thrown caution to the wind, and are opening their doors to thousands of visitors from Thursday in the Grand Palais for a four-day show. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 09, 2020 - 10:53 am
PARIS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of this year's premiere global art fairs since March, stymieing the main commercial artery of the multibillion-dollar industry. But Art Paris, which is France's second-biggest contemporary art fair, is opening its doors to thousands...
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A woman scans her smartphone outside the Fringe Shop on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland Friday Aug. 21, 2020. One of the biggest casualties of the coronavirus has been the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a sprawling theatre and comedy arts and street festival that last year sold more than 3 million tickets, but this year's events are canceled, leaving artists adrift and many businesses struggling to make a living without the usual throng of tourists. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)
August 27, 2020 - 3:19 am
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Francesca Moody is spending August the way she always does: in darkened rooms in Edinburgh, watching some of the best new theater and comedy the world has to offer. All that’s missing are the hundreds of thousands of other people who usually do the same in Scotland's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Justin Bieber: Seasons." The program is featured at The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest LA. The festival is available on the Paley Center’s YouTube channel. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 12, 2020 - 6:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dolly Parton, Cate Blanchett and Justin Bieber are part of the virtual edition of the Paley Center’s annual festival celebrating TV programs and their makers. PaleyFest LA, responding to pandemic restrictions, taped socially distanced discussions with stars and producers that...
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This combination of photos shows, from left, Tiffany Haddish, Weird Al Yankovic and Margaret Cho, who will be participating in the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, presented online by the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, starting Friday. (AP Photo)
August 12, 2020 - 12:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is going virtual with help from Tiffany Haddish, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Margaret Cho, “Weird Al” Yankovic and more than two-dozen others working in the realm of humor. The festival, presented by the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018 file photo, Billy McFarland, the promoter of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, leaves federal court after pleading guilty to wire fraud charges in New York. More than three years after the highly publicized Fyre Festival famously fizzled out in the Bahamas, merchandise and other "minor assets" are available for purchase, courtesy the U.S. Marshals Service from Texas-based Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 01, 2020 - 1:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than three years after the highly publicized Fyre Festival famously fizzled out in the Bahamas, merchandise and other “minor assets” are up for sale — courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service. In a release Thursday, the U.S. Marshals announced that 126 items from the festival will...
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Jena Necrason, of the Vermont Shakespeare Festival, performs "Shakespeare," in a backyard, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. The idea for the program, known as "Shakespeare to You," or "Bard to Your Yard," was conceived as a way to keep live theater alive at a time when many social activities are being postponed or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
July 16, 2020 - 9:33 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — On an idyllic summer evening not far from the shore of Lake Champlain, the immortal words of William Shakespeare float from a lush backyard, professionally performed -- for an audience of six. Jena Necrason of the Vermont Shakespeare Festival throws herself into the role of...
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Students wear face maska as a precaution against the new coronavirus during the first day of reopening of state high schools in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, July 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
July 13, 2020 - 5:02 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Several Indian states imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as its coronavirus cases surge. The number of infections neared 900,000 on Monday with a record 28,701 cases reported in the past 24 hours. The total of 878,254 is behind only the United States and Brazil...
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Dr. Lee Norman, top administrator at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, uses a pointer to highlight a recent surge in coronavirus cases, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Norman is predicting that Kansas will see steeper increases in reported coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
July 01, 2020 - 8:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top public health official predicted Wednesday that the state will face steeper increases in coronavirus cases and suggested that it blew its chance for a summer respite from the pandemic by reopening its economy too quickly. Dr. Lee Norman, the top administrator at the...
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