Underwater music festival held at Florida reef

World / Offbeat Jul 9, 2017

Underwater music festival held at Florida reef

A radio station's broadcast underwater in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday attracted about 400 divers and snorkelers who listened to music and announcements advocating reef preservation. The Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival at Looe Key Reef, part of the world's third-largest living ...

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

World / Offbeat Mar 12, 2017

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

Every March the cryogenically frozen corpse of a Norwegian man breathes fresh life into sleepy Nederland, Colorado, where throngs of fun-lovers fill the streets for Frozen Dead Guy Days, a festival in honor of the town's most famous resident. The annual three-day festival is the ...

Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride in Brazil

World Feb 26, 2017

Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city's oldest and by far its biggest "bloco" street party, the Bola Preta. The Bola Preta, or "Black Ball," gathering routinely draws ...