George Wein, Jazz Festival Trailblazer, Is Dead at 95

George Wein, the impresario who almost single-handedly turned the jazz festival into a worldwide phenomenon, died on Monday at his apartment in Manhattan. He was 95. His death was announced by a spokeswoman, Carolyn McClair. Jazz festivals were not an entirely new idea when Mr. Wein (pronounced ween) was approached

Venice Film Festival 2021: Jennifer Lopez sizzles in white gown

Venice Film Festival 2021: Jennifer Lopez sizzles in low-cut white gown as she makes first red carpet appearance with beau Ben Affleck since their reunion at the star-studded The Last Duel premiere alongside his co-stars Jodie Comer and Matt Damon Jennifer Lopez made her first red carpet appearance with her

Sundance Film Festival 2021 reveals trim virtual lineup

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Post-Brexit festival ‘can help heal the UK’

The organisers of a £120m national festival to be staged in 2022 have put out a call for creative minds to come up with “daring, new and popular” ideas to bring the UK together after Brexit. The event, dubbed the Festival of Brexit when it was announced by then-prime minister

Cheltenham Festival tips: Who should I bet on in 3.30 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday?

TOP Tipster Templegate, along with ITV's Matt Chapman, have given us their tips for the Unibet Champion Hurdle. The race takes place at 3.30pm today, and is the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. Who is running in the 2020 Champion Hurdle? What are the top tips

Afropunk Brings Next Level Style to the Music Festival Scene

STREET STYLE The looks served at the Brooklyn festival this weekend blew past basic, with Afrofuturism influences and bold expressions of individuality. Photographs by Jeenah Moon JaQuam Mitchell and Kenneth W. O’Veal, Jr. Alyssa Turner Kaze Yisrael Jamie McKenney Tinu, London Lawrence Maurice Johnson, Darryl Dwayne Walker, and Wayne Fletcher

Laughter in dark places at most international Edinburgh Festival yet

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s biggest celebration of the performing arts begins on Friday in Edinburgh, with its most international line-up yet grappling with issues every bit as weighty as those that set the tone for the city’s first festival in 1947. Then, the scars of World War II were

Outrage after music festival charges half for people of color

A Detroit music festival has sparked outrage by offering half-price tickets to “people of color” — with at least one biracial artist pulling out in protest. The AfroFuture Fest has early-bird ticket prices of $10 for POC (“people of color”) while anyone else has to pay $20. Tickets eventually rise