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Annual beachfront festival postponed

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — An annual beachfront musical festival held in Alabama was postponed until next year amid restrictions on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Organizers for the Hangout Fest announced Wednesday the festival has been moved to May 2021. This year’s lineup was set to feature various artists, include Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion and Lana Del Rey.

The group had previously looked into whether to reschedule the festival for the fall but said they decided to postpone until next May to maintain its “true essence” as a summer kick-off party. Organizers said they will be offering refunds for those who can not commit to attending next year.

Chris Cuomo’s wife has the coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Cuomo, who late last month revealed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, said his wife Cristina has now also been infected.

The CNN anchor made the announcement on the network Wednesday night during an interview with his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“Cristina now has COVID [-19]. She is now positive. And it just breaks my heart,” Chris Cuomo said. “It is the one thing I was hoping wouldn’t happen, and now it has.”

Cuomo has continued to appear on air and has documented his health struggles with the coronavirus. He had quarantined himself at home in Long Island, New York, and said he was staying in the basement to make sure his wife and children did not get it.

Women’s Memorial sculptor dies at 80

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Renowned sculptor and painter Glenna Goodacre, who created the Vietnam Women’s Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., has died. She was 80.

Family members said Goodacre died of natural causes Monday night at her Santa Fe home. News of her death was posted to the Instagram page of Harry Connick Jr., who is married to her daughter, Jill Connick.

Born in Lubbock, Texas, Goodacre was known mainly for her sculptures. Her work included the Irish Memorial in Philadelphia and the Sacagawea Dollar Coin.

“I lost my mother, hero and best friend,” her daughter said in a statement. “My heart is completely broken. She was one of the most celebrated artists of all time, and yet she always said that her greatest pieces were her two children. I will miss her love, laughter and humor.”

She is survived by her husband, children and five grandchildren.

“She was warm, caring, funny, positive and driven,” said her son, Tim. “She loved to encourage and support our adventures in life, especially travel, career and of course, artistic ambition. I was fortunate to be her son.”

Funeral plans weren’t immediately available.

By Kerry Minor

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