From satirical to silly, walking clubs spice up Mardi Gras

U.S. 03/01/19, 01:07

A floppy-eared pooch wearing a red crustacean costume rides in a wagon decorated like a shrimp boat, followed by another "boat" wagon occupied by a pug in a sailor hat.Behind them, on a leash, strolls a white maltese in a Wonder Woman costume alongside canines in fluffy purple, green and ...

NYC’s Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

New York 02/17/19, 16:12

Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York's Chinatown on Sunday to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of Chinese descent of any city outside Asia.Confetti and spectators a half-dozen or more deep at points lined the route of the Lunar New ...

Club: Mardi Gras tradition is not the same as blackface

U.S. 02/13/19, 21:04

New Orleans' widely recognized Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club says its tradition of using black makeup for its Mardi Gras float riders is not the same as "blackface," a controversy that has embroiled officials nationwide.The club Wednesday distributed a statement in an effort to head off any criticism of ...

Mayor says New Orleans ‘more than prepared for Mardi Gras’

U.S. 02/12/19, 15:42

As New Orleans prepares for the height of the Carnival season, the city's mayor outlined security and infrastructure preparations and said the city is "more than prepared for Mardi Gras 2019."At a news conference Tuesday, LaToya Cantrell and her administration laid out plans for this year's festivities. They highlighted a ...

MLB commissioner will be grand marshal for Cincinnati parade

Baseball 02/12/19, 11:27

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred will serve as grand marshal for Cincinnati's annual opening day parade as he helps celebrate the 150th anniversary of the professional baseball-pioneering Red Stockings.The Reds announced Tuesday Manfred will lead the 100th Findlay Market parade, which will wind through the city ahead of the ...

Gronk gets bonked by beer can during Super Bowl parade

Football 02/07/19, 08:45

Gronk got bonked.Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots' star tight end, says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday's Super Bowl victory parade in Boston.Gronkowski told "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" the can drew blood, and he showed Fallon the small cut ...

Case against 7 of 10 in German Love Parade trial dropped

Europe 02/06/19, 10:21

German prosecutors have dropped their case against seven of 10 defendants on trial over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010 in which 21 people died.The dpa news agency reported Wednesday the decision came on the recommendation of the Duisburg state court judges, who ...

Update: Brady, Patriots take victory lap through Boston

Sports 02/05/19, 11:18

The Latest on a parade in Boston to celebrate the New England Patriots' sixth Super Bowl title (all times local):11:15 a.m.Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are taking a victory lap through downtown Boston.Hundreds of thousands of fans are lining the streets, cheering wildly as the city's World War ...

Patriots to celebrate 6th Super Bowl win with Boston parade

Football 02/05/19, 01:04

The New England Patriots are being feted in Boston after defeating the Los Angeles Rams to claim their sixth Super Bowl title.The parade kicks off Tuesday morning at the Hynes Convention Center. It will rumble roughly 2 miles (3 kilometers) past the Boston Common and other landmarks before ending at ...

Game? What game? Saints fans plan Super Bowl boycotts

Football 02/01/19, 16:00

From the "Boycott Bowl" to the "Dunk the Referee" tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways to spend Sunday doing anything but watching the Super Bowl.As the rest of the country gathers to watch the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in the biggest football game ...

Thousands attend Houston’s dueling MLK parades

Texas 01/21/19, 19:18

Thousands of people lined the streets in Houston as two competing parades were held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Nine-year-old Addison Water attended a parade Monday with her family. She told the Houston Chronicle she hopes people continue spreading King's message. She says, "He brought white people and black people ...

Houston home to rival Martin Luther King Day parades

U.S. 01/20/19, 11:09

For more than two decades, Houston has had competing parades on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with organizers lobbing allegations of favoritism and conspiracy at each other and at city officials as the groups battled over permits and preferred starting times.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, up for re-election in November, hoped ...

Exclusive: A peek at how Disney resort shows are made

Entertainment 01/17/19, 08:03

Walt Disney World recently invited The Associated Press for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how it puts its shows together.It's a shift for a resort that hasn't allowed many peeks behind the curtains of the fantasy it creates. The AP saw dancers rehearsing in a studio, rows of seamstresses stitching ...

Clemson celebrates latest title amid cheers and doughnuts

Sports 01/12/19, 12:06

Clemson is celebrating its second national football title in three seasons with a parade and rally before thousands of fans on a chilly, overcast morning.Spectators stood seven or eight deep along the route, with All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins displaying a victory cigar and tossing doughnuts to the crowd. Quarterback ...

Mardi Gras season kicks off with king cake, revelry

U.S. 01/05/19, 10:21

As the rest of America winds down from the parties, overeating and merriment of Christmas and New Year's, New Orleans keeps the party going. Mardi Gras season officially kicks off Sunday. Jan. 6 is often referred to as Epiphany, Twelfth Night or Three Kings' Day and commemorates the day the ...

Singer Chaka Khan kicks off 130th annual Rose Parade

California 01/01/19, 11:30

The Rose Parade is underway in Southern California.The 130th annual parade got started Tuesday in Pasadena with a performance by the grand marshal, singer Chaka Khan. The theme of the 2019 parade is "The Melody of Life."Dozens of people bundled up and slept along the route, which saw gusty winds ...

Getting floats, wits ready for a chilly 130th Rose Parade

California 12/31/18, 18:03

Final preparations marched forward Monday for the 130th Rose Parade, with forecasters warning thousands of spectators to expect frigid, blustery weather from cold Santa Ana winds in Southern California. Fans scrambled at noon to claim spots along the 5.5-mile (9-kilometer) route through Pasadena, but the bright and sunny afternoon was expected ...

After a decade of dormancy, Chaka Khan blooms again

Entertainment 12/28/18, 09:15

The singer perhaps best known for the 1984 smash "I Feel For You" is ready to bloom again.Chaka Khan plans her first album in a decade, and, on New Year's Day, will serve as grand marshal at the Rose Parade.The new album, expected the end of 2019, is her first ...

Thousands cheer champion Atlanta United at downtown parade

Soccer 12/10/18, 11:33

Thousands of fans are lining the streets of downtown Atlanta to celebrate the city's first sports championship since 1995.Atlanta United captured the MLS Cup with a 2-0 victory over Portland. Less than 48 hours later, a celebration was held on a frigid, drizzly Monday.The players rode an open-air bus on ...

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