Fairs and festivals

A Hindu woman wearing a mask shops for religious items on the eve of the Hindu festival Navratri in Prayagraj, India, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday announced a total lockdown of the country of 1.3 billion people to contain the new coronavirus outbreak. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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April 01, 2020 - 2:47 pm
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Rukmani Sharma fears the virus that has turned the world upside down. But as a devout Hindu, she also fears for her soul. COVID-19 restrictions mean that the 71-year-old woman won't be allowed to go to temple Thursday to celebrate the birthday of the Hindu god Ram, and she...
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A bronze theatre mask on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Wednesday April 1, 2020. Every August, the Scottish capital of Edinburgh plays host to some of the funniest and talented — not to forget the strangest — artists from the U.K. and the wider world. Not this year, as organizers made the decision Wednesday to cancel the city's festivals as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
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April 01, 2020 - 12:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — Every August, the Scottish capital of Edinburgh plays host to some of the funniest and most talented — not to forget strangest — performers from the U.K. and the wider world. Not this year. Organizers canceled the city's collection of late summer festivals Wednesday as a result of the...
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This combination photo shows country music stars, from left, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley performing in concert. The multibillion-dollar concert industry halted after the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the United States. Now thousands of small businesses and contract workers who live gig to gig are facing an uncertain future. (AP Photo)
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March 24, 2020 - 12:14 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Inside a warehouse for MooTV, a live video production company in Nashville, Tennessee, the floor-to-ceiling shelves are lined with row after row of video screens, cables and rolling cases that normally would be out on the road with Brad Paisley, Chris Stapleton or Dierks...
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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2019 file photo, Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of The Who perform during the Moving On! Tour at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The band postponed their UK and Ireland tour that was scheduled to start Monday and run through April 8 due to the new coronavirus outbreak. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Photo by Robb Cohen/Invision/AP, File)
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March 12, 2020 - 9:48 pm
And soon there will be none (for a while). Tours, awards shows, conventions and festivals on Thursday announced cancellations and postponements at a rapid clip, with concert tours being postponed, movie releases shifting and Broadway going dark. Here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment...
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This combination of photos show, from left, host Jimmy Fallon on the set of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," on Feb. 3, 2020, from left, host Trevor Noah on the set of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and host Stephen Colbert on the set of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Jan. 30, 2020. The late night talk shows announced that they will tape their shows without studio audiences due to the new coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC, from left, Sean Gallagher/Comedy Central, Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via AP)
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March 11, 2020 - 9:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ripple effect of the new coronavirus on the entertainment industry reached late-night and daytime television, a TV fan festival and far beyond to the series “Survivor” in Fiji. Nickelodeon's annual Kids’ Choice Awards, set for March 22 in Los Angeles, also is affected. It...
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Indians dance and throw colored powder during Holi festival celebrations in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The festival heralds the arrival of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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March 10, 2020 - 7:27 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Hindus threw colored powder and sprayed water in massive celebrations of the festival of Holi in India on Tuesday, but the enthusiasm was subdued compared to previous years because of fears of the new virus. Brightly colored powder filled the air in most parts of North India. But...
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In this photo taken Saturday, March 7, 2020, Ugandans hold candles during the Mara Mara peace festival in Kampala, Uganda. The festival drew inspiration from the African Union's declaration of 2020 as the year for "silencing the guns" on a continent that has long faced violence ranging from civil war to ethnic rivalries and rebel insurgencies. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
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March 08, 2020 - 10:53 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Young people played tug of war and others shook their bodies to crowd-pleasing music as a scorching African sun set near the Ugandan capital. A tipsy poet drew loud cheers by repeatedly reciting “One day. Someday. Could be this day.” Others painted their faces, ate barbecued...
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FILE - This March 12, 2016 file photo shows flyers advertising comedy on a light pole on Sixth Street during South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Austin city officials have canceled the South by Southwest arts and technology festival. Mayor Steve Adler announced a local disaster as a precaution because of the threat of the novel coronavirus, effectively cancelling the annual event that had been scheduled for March 13-22. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
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March 06, 2020 - 7:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The organizers of South By Southwest — which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors and some of Hollywood and music's biggest stars — announced Friday they had cancelled the annual arts and technology festival, saying they're “devastated" but recognize it is necessary to...
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In this image made from video, a group of workers in hazmat suits disinfect stage inside the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Friday, March 6, 2020. Taiwan’s National Concert Hall cancels performance for disinfectant on Friday after an Australian composer who had visited was confirmed with coronavirus. (FTV via AP)
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March 06, 2020 - 9:48 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Musician and composer Brett Dean has been hospitalized in Australia with the new coronavirus. British agent Intermusica confirmed on Thursday that the violist and conductor was in isolation in an Adelaide hospital with the COVID-19 illness. He was to perform with the...
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People line up to buy face masks to protect themselves from the new coronavirus outside Nonghyup Hanaro Mart in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2020. The number of infections of the COVID-19 disease spread around the globe. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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March 05, 2020 - 9:45 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal from the World Health Organization for governments to pull out “all the stops” to slow the epidemic, as it drained color from India's spring festivals, closed Bethlehem's Nativity Church and blocked Italians from visiting...
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