Fairs And Festivals
MUNICH - It's a wedding party that got out of control: Two hundred years ago, Bavaria's Crown Prince Ludwig celebrated his royal nuptials with a big public bash that was such a hit it became an annual event - and came to be known worldwide as "The Oktoberfest." His bride, Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghusen, gave her name to the Theresienwiese festival grounds upon which the event welcomes more than 6 million people a year for towering mugs of beer, oompah music and bright traditional costumes.
HARTFORD, Conn. - The former owner of the Hartford Whalers is taking control of business operations of the city's minor league hockey team and renaming the franchise the Connecticut Whale.
NEW YORK - Autumn travel means harvest festivals, classic New England inns, and hikes and drives to see fall foliage.
VENICE, Italy - Sofia Coppola gives audiences an insider's look into two worlds she knows intimately in her latest film: hotels and Hollywood.
DETROIT - Rabbit breeder Rob Usakowski typically spends the week before Labor Day helping his daughters show their Jersey Woolies and Holland Lops at the Michigan State Fair.
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- Shock, blame after 19 trampled at German festival
- Spain shrugs off bad economy, launches bull runs
- Gloomy economy dampens mood at Pamplona bull run
- Janet Jackson performs at Essence in New Orleans
- Maine egg farm works to show it's caring for hens
- Former Whaler owner hoping to revive NHL interest
- Undercover video shows cows beaten at Ohio farm
- Sony Pictures Classics bosses shop Cannes quality
- Cannes Film Festival makes do with lighter lineup
- David Rubenstein gives $5M to Library of Congress
- New Orleans street performer debuts at Jazz Fest
- Volcano presses "Iron Man 2"
- Video news agencies face restrictions at Cannes
- NYC jazz festival scheduled for 2 weeks in June
- Hancock to be feted at revived NYC jazz festival
- Family beach offers ways to save bucks on vacation
- Hong Kong rejoices over Berlin film prize
- 'The White Ribbon' top contender for foreign Oscar
- Art Basel Miami Beach galleries expect collectors
- Bangladesh ferry capsizes at dock; 30 dead
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