Posts Tagged Fairs and festivals

Seeger tribute at Newport honors traditional folk

In this Aug. 2, 2009 file photo, Pete Seeger performs at the Newport Folk Festival  in Newport, R.I. In a tribute to Seeger, the 2014 festival is launching a new program, "For Pete's Sake," to provide a platform for folk musicians who carry the spirit of Seeger's life and work. Seeger died in January 2014. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — There are few musicians as inextricably linked to the Newport Folk Festival as the late Pete Seeger.

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At Elvis Fest, impersonations are reverent tribute

In this July 12, 2014 photo, from left, Daniel Jenkins, Tyler James and Jacob Roman joke around during the Las Vegas Elvis Festival in Las Vegas. The three, along with other Elvis tribute artists, performed in a competition at the convention. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The white-suited, chest hair-baring, blue contact-wearing men posing with fans outside the showroom of the former Las Vegas Hilton don’t want to be called Elvis impersonators.

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