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Lobster-shaped monster truck topples utility poles in Maine mishap

A lobster-themed monster truck performing for a crowd clipped an aerial power line, toppling several utility poles and sending two people to hospitals, police said. Others suffered minor injuries. The Topsham Fairgrounds was hosting the monster truck event on Saturday when a vehicle dubbed the Crushstation bounced up a ramp, went airborne and hit the power line. Video showed people …

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Salzburg Festival artistic director secures third 5-year term

Markus Hinterhäuser has been given a third five-year term as artistic director of the Salzburg Festival, extending his tenure in one of Europe’s most influential cultural roles to the longest since Herbert von Karajan’s reign from 1956-89. JAY-Z’S ‘MADE IN AMERICA’ FESTIVAL CANCELLED FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW The festival said Thursday that its board of directors agreed to …

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Jay-Z's 'Made in America' festival cancelled for second year in a row

Jay-Z’s annual Made in America festival, held in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, has been canceled for the second year in a row. The festival announced the cancellation on social media and its official website Wednesday. A specific reason was not outlined, and a representative for Made in America referred questions back to the statement. “As purveyors of change, the …

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France's annual lemon festival struggles with scarcity of prized crop

When the French Riviera town of Menton prepares to host its lemon festival each year, it assembles more than 140 tons of citrus to build the ornate floats and showy park displays that attract thousands to the Fete du Citron. But none of it is the actual Menton lemon, a prized variety whose fans included King Louis XIV, who enjoyed …

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