Tagged: Party

Miami Beach efforts to tone down South Beach party scene are racist, critics say

An effort by police in Miami Beach, Florida, to turn down the volume of South Beach’s raucous party scene is being labeled as racist by some critics.

City officials have been attempting to reduce noise levels and crime along the 10-block stretch of Ocean Drive known for art deco hotels, restaurants and bars, arguing that increased revenue from the partygoers is not worth the headaches for local residents.

“We cannot accept this as our normal,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said. “What we have called an entertainment district has become an incredible magnet for crime and disorder, and whatever

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ARTS AND CULTURE: A street party with teeth – The Tribune

12th annual Diamond Teeth Mary Blues & Arts Festival is under way in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District is proud to announce the 12th Annual Diamond Teeth Mary Blues & Arts Festival.

This free two-day Blues Music & Arts Festival kicked off Friday, with a special Diamond Teeth Mary Tribute Edition of Party on the Patio and continues today, for a second day of festivities including a great line-up of talented musicians from noon-5 p.m. at the Heritage Station Patio and Gazebo.

The fun continues with an open air Artisan Market, organized by

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There’s a religious revival going on in China — under the constant watch of the Communist Party

<span class="caption">The Chinese government has promoted a revival of Confucianism, along with traditional religious practices, as part of its nationalist agenda.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="https://newsroom.ap.org/detail/ChinaRegulatingReligion/a87aed02d16c49689fae7dc31d53907c" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein">AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein</a></span>
The Chinese government has promoted a revival of Confucianism, along with traditional religious practices, as part of its nationalist agenda. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

The Chinese Communist Party is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding in 1921. For most of those decades, the party sought to restrict or obliterate traditional religious practices, which it considered part of China’s “feudal” past.

But since the late 1970s, the party has slowly permitted a multifaceted and far-reaching revival of religion in China to take place. More recently, current Chinese president and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has endorsed continued party tolerance for religion

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Track Town Swing’s ‘Online Jazz Dance Party’; Emerald Art Center’s ‘Women of Uganda’

Floating into February on a misty cloud, Eugene-Springfield’s arts and culture scene brings a number of streaming and live exhibitions and performances to soak up that creative urge.

For a full listing of goings-ons, visit registerguard.com/events.

‘Online Jazz Dance Party,’ Track Town Swing

Track Town Swing brings the grooves back to Eugene this Thursday with a virtual dance party. With six hours of DJ’d boogie tunes, folks can Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and do the Charleston on a flexible schedule.

Instructors will step in to show jazz fiends some moves for a portion of the show. Otherwise, participants can watch and

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