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Travis Scott performs on day one of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

At least 8 dead and many injured after crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, officials say

(CNN) -- At least eight people were killed and scores injured when a crowd surged toward a stage at a Houston music festival on Friday night, squeezing audience members who had nowhere to escape, officials...

The Mill District mural by Emily Anne Buckingham and Joshua Bentley located at 300 N. Water St.

Kent Walking Tour highlights public art downtown

Brynne Mann Reporter March 19, 2021

The sky was full of dark gray clouds and raindrops sprinkled the sidewalk outside. Despite the weather, a young blonde woman stood between two buildings staring at a landscape painting of the same area. The...

Musicians have hope that live events, such as concerts, can resume in the near future.

Musicians remain optimistic despite pandemic threatening return of live events

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter February 23, 2021

According to Nielsen, about 32 million people attend at least one concert every year in the United States, and now that number is almost non-existent. There is, however, hope for a recovery of live events...

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State’s Tuscarawas campus. 

Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center celebrates 10-year anniversary amid closure during the pandemic

Oliva Futo Reporter February 16, 2021

When Food Network’s Alton Brown came to the performing arts center at the Kent State Tuscarawas campus, fan and community member Meaghan Chismar knew she had to take her kids to the show. A meet and...

Man suspected in attack of student at the track faces multiple charges

Becca Sagaris Health reporter October 15, 2019

Christopher Eugene Clark was charged in Portage County Common Pleas Court with two counts of gross sexual imposition, both felonies of the fourth degree, obstructing official business, a misdemeanor second...

Nyla hangs on bar on the playground at Sand Hill Stable in Mantua, Ohio. Nyla and her mentor Michele play on the playground when they visit the stable Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Big Brothers Big Sisters bonds mentors, mentees

As Michele Delgross sits in her living room, she’s reminded of the life she had while raising her now adult children. It’s almost a bittersweet moment, until she receives an excited text message from...

Kent/Blossom Music Festival hosts international musicians at Kent State

Jenna Francis July 12, 2014

Kent State University, Blossom Music Center and the Cleveland Orchestra have teamed up once again this summer to put on the Kent/Blossom Music Festival.The Kent/Blossom Music Festival welcomes 46 young...

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