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Music festivals offer to help Belgium's vaccination campaign

BRUSSELS (AP) — With nothing on their agendas for months to come, music festival organizers in Belgium want to use their know-how to help the country's coronavirus vaccination campaign. ...

Blogger reveals how to move to Taiwan during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 continues to rage across many parts of the world, Taiwan’s relatively successful handling of the pandemic has attracted widespread attention, with one bl...

Dutch government holds off on new lockdown measures, for now

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' current partial lockdown, introduced two weeks ago amid sharply rising coronavirus infections, will likely remain in place until December, the Dutch prim...

Kentucky Speedway says it's off NASCAR's schedule

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Speedway has lost its spot on NASCAR's schedule, the racetrack said Tuesday night ahead of NASCAR's announcement of venues and dates for next year. Kentuc...

Art should not be tool for politicians: Prague Philharmonic director

A former Czech deputy culture minister who currently leads the renowned Prague Philharmonic (PKF) said on Friday during a visit to Taiwan that performing arts should not be used as a tool in political...

Former Kasabian frontman pleads guilty to assault

LONDON (AP) — Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty Tuesday at Leicester Magistrates’ Court to assaulting his former fiancée. ...

Singer Tom Meighan leaves Kasabian amid 'personal issues'

LONDON (AP) — Frontman Tom Meighan has left British rockers Kasabian to deal with “personal issues,” the band said Monday. Kasabian said in a statement that Meighan “is stepping down...

Dr. Amy Acton resigns; guided governor to praise on pandemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The health director who helped Ohio's Republican governor earn glowing reviews for his pandemic response resigned Thursday after a few polarizing months during which she became b...

Coachella, Stagecoach canceled this year over virus concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns. Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County's public health office...

Louisville adjusts to new date and season for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Postponing the Kentucky Derby was jarring enough for a city that draws much of its identity from hosting horse racing’s marquee event. Canceling it, well, that...

AP PHOTOS: Spain's race against the virus in photographs

MADRID (AP) — Spain was expecting a bright, hopeful spring of blossoms, soccer games and music festivals. The eastern city of Valencia planned to burn huge satirical sculptures for its annual Fallas c...

Though scuttled, SXSW still goes ahead with film awards

NEW YORK (AP) — South by Southwest, the sprawling Austin, Texas, conference and festival, was one of the first major gatherings canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. But its organizers, eager to lend ...

Academy of Country Music postpones awards show amid virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The show won't go on for the Academy of Country Music, after all. The academy said Sunday that it was postponing its annual awards show, which was to be held April 5 ...

Cheap fares luring travelers to fly despite pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic escalating in the U.S. and overseas, Dylcia McBlackwell couldn't justify taking a single spring vacation. Air fares were so cheap, she decided to book three. ...

Mexico holds big music festival despite coronavirus concerns

MEXICO CITY (AP) — While the coronavirus pandemic has led authorities around the globe to cancel concerts and sporting events, and even shut down daily activities in some places, Mexico City is going ...