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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.
The 9:30 Club, the beloved hub of underground music in the US capital Washington, announced Tuesday that it would start its own television show featuring bands, interviews and comedy. "Live at 9:30" will launch on US public television in April with a first season featuring both recent and veteran alternative acts including Garbage, Cold War Kids and The Arcs, as well as artists from other genres including Franco-Cuban soul duo Ibeyi. The club announced the series with an online video montage of scenes from the 1,200-capacity venue set to "Head On" by Scottish noise rockers The Jesus and Mary Chain, another band that will be part of the inaugural season.
Jamie Labrie says he is a proud Republican who admired former president George W. Bush. This time around, Donald Trump is getting his vote and, like many in New Hampshire, Labrie is keen to have his voice heard. "For lack of a better word, balls," Labrie told AFP outside a church in Concord, on his way to vote Tuesday in New Hampshire's largest city Manchester, when asked about his choice.