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Pandemia New Orleans

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Virus-muffled Mardi Gras hits New Orleans’ party-loving soul

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The mayor has ordered that bars be closed during the Mardi Gras weekend that starts Friday and runs through Tuesday. The lavish parades are canceled and limits on gatherings further dampen the the fun. Cherished traditions are being put on hold all across the diverse city. From the high school […]

today02/15/20215

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TODAY IN HISTORY: BEATLES U.S. TOUR 1964

The Beatles perform at the Coliseum in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 1964, during their first American tour. The British band members are, in foreground, Paul McCartney and John Lennon; Ringo Starr on drums; and George Harrison on guitar, far right. (AP Photo)     Source: AP - All contents copyright 2021 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

today02/12/20217

Springsteen

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Springsteen wouldn’t take breath test, court papers say

A federal court document says a park officer saw Bruce Springsteen take a shot of tequila and then get on his motorcycle before arresting him in November on suspicion of drunken driving. The statement of probable cause filed Thursday indicates the rocker told the officer he had done two shots in the previous 20 minutes but wouldn't take a breath test. The officer at New Jersey's Gateway National Recreation Area […]

today02/12/20214

Gina Carano

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Gina Carano fired from ‘Mandalorian’ after social media post

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of "The Mandalorian" cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate. A spokesperson with the production company said in a statement on Wednesday that Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm with "no plans for her to be […]

today02/11/202120

Springsteen

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Springsteen charged with drunken driving; Jeep ad on pause

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey, prompting Jeep to put on pause the Super Bowl television commercial that features him. A spokesperson for the National Park Service says Springsteen was arrested Nov. 14 in the Gateway National Recreation Area. He received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The spokesperson says Springsteen […]

today02/11/20218

Rock Roll

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Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go’s nominated for Rock Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year's list of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's a female-heavy list that includes for the first time The Go-Go's, Mary J. Blige and Dionne Warwick. Artists are eligible for a nomination 25 years after the release of their first official recording. There are two newly eligible acts in Jay-Z and Foo […]

today02/10/20215

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Michelle Obama to team up with puppets for a kids’ food show

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama is launching a Netflix children's food show with a pair of puppets. The new show, called "Waffles + Mochi," launches March 16 and will be "all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it," the former first lady posted on Instagram. The show centers on two best puppet friends who dream of becoming chefs and travel across the world looking […]

today02/09/20214

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Bucs’ Javadifar, Locust 1st female coaches to win Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar (pictured) have become the first female coaches on a team to win the Super Bowl. They're both on the staff of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 Sunday night. The 30-year-old Javadifar is an assistant strength and conditioning coach, and the 56-year-old Locust is an assistant defensive line coach. They've each worked two seasons for head […]

today02/08/20215

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Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson top Hall of Fame candidates

More than two decades ago Charles Woodson beat out Peyton Manning for the Heisman Trophy. On Saturday, they likely will share an even more impressive football honor: entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Manning and Woodson are two of the most dominant players at their positions in the NFL from 1998 until their retirements in early 2016. They are among four first-year-eligible finalists. During the NFL Honors television […]

today02/05/20214

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