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2008-12-28 13:24:14

The organizers of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., say even heavy rains will not stop the annual New Year's Day event from taking place. Parade operations Chairman Lance Tibbet said precautions were being taken to ensure the parade's 46 floats can survive rainfall similar to the storm that plagued the event three years ago, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. We do it rain or shine, Tibbet said. Preparation-wise, other than maybe changing some venues for outdoor events, the parade goes...

2008-10-10 18:00:22

By Mark Jordan A resident of Horn Lake since she was 8 years old, Amy Lay remembers going to the old Bull Frog Corner Summer Festivals as a child, before the events died out in the early '90s. "There hadn't been one in years when this new board and new mayor came into office," says Lay, who was elected Horn Lake alderman for Ward 1 in 2005. "That was one of the things we wanted to see done almost immediately, to get a festival going again." On Thursday , the city will kick off its third...

2008-08-27 15:00:48

A BAND of 40 young samba drummers from Leith hope to get their audience dancing when they perform at the Mela festival, at Ocean Terminal. The group, Pulse of the Place, are based at Duncan Place Resource Centre, and their usual 25 members will be swelled by extra musicians for this one-off show. The band have had a busy year, taking to the stage at the Festival Theatre to open the City of Edinburgh Council's Fanfare Concert, and also took part in Liverpool's European Capital of Culture...

2008-08-26 18:00:34

DANCERS, drums and delights - the Notting Hill Carnival ended last night with the 750,000-plus crowd who thronged the streets of West London agreeing they'd had a fantastic time. Revellers at the festival cheered and clapped the colourful floats, costumed dancers moved to the music and even partied with police - who only made 154 arrests over the weekend. Not bad from such a packed parade. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-26 09:01:03

London police say they dispersed a group of 40 gang members and arrested 33 others during the city's annual Notting Hill Carnival. The violence was mild, however, compared to previous years when race riots broke out during the huge festival, in which Caribbean culture is celebrated, The Times of London reported Tuesday. Officials said more than 1 million people attended last weekend, decked out in Caribbean costumes, playing steel drums and dancing in the streets. No civilians were...

2008-08-12 09:01:36

BIPOLAR: A bipolar support group will hold a lunch meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Hempfield United Methodist Church, Marietta Avenue and Stony Battery Road. The group, for those suffering from bipolar disorder, as well as their family and friends, meets the second Thursday of every month. For more information or to attend, call Joan Karr at 285-5156 ext. 222. FUN FEST: Conestoga View, 900 E. King St., will host a Community Funfest on its front lawn from 2 to 7 p.m....

2008-07-29 18:00:35

By Philip Key A SPECTACULAR open-air performance featuring a crew and cast of more than 150 is set to grace one of Liverpool's original Victorian parks. The Emperor and the Tiger is a large-scale outdoor theatre show created by internationally acclaimed outdoor theatre specialists Walk the Plank and carnival arts organisation Kinetika. The performance, at Newsham Park on August 1, will open Liverpool's Carnival Weekend and is the opening event of the Imagine festival (until August...

2008-07-15 09:00:56

By MIKE BLACKBURN STOCKTON International Riverside Festival is coming of age this year as it celebrates its 21st birthday. Visitors to the UK's leading street arts festival have come to expect a world-class performing arts event - and they won't be disappointed when the festival starts on July 30. Taking centre stage will be Flying Dragon Circus - a groundbreaking celebration of the very best of Chinese and European circus traditions. The stunning show of aerial work, acrobatics and...

2008-07-14 15:00:51

By Ronica Shannon, Richmond Register, Ky. Jul. 14--The Madison County fairgrounds will come alive with carnival rides, food and a variety of different special events beginning Friday, July 18. Everyone is invited to the eight-day Madison County Fair & Horse Show that will kick off July 18 at 6 p.m. with the traditional parade along Main Street. The fair's first day will feature ATV and truck mud races starting at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds on KY 52 East, just 3.5 miles east of...

2006-08-27 12:55:36

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's largest street party got under way on Sunday as festivities began in the narrow streets of London's Notting Hill with an estimated 300,000 visitors coming to enjoy the first day of the annual carnival. Children and adults in elaborate costumes, many decked out with multi-colored feathers and large wings, paraded along the carnival's three and a half mile route in west London to the sound of whistles, steel drums, and Caribbean music. "The weather is...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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