Stars and royalty watch ABBA's return in digital stage show
ABBA is releasing its first new music in four decades, along with a concert performance that will see the "Dancing Queen" quartet going entirely digital. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) (Alberto Pezzali)LONDON — (AP) — “ABBA Voyage” is certainly a trip. Four decades after the Swedish pop supergroup last performed live, audiences can once again see ABBA onstage in an innovative digital concert where past and future collide. The guests of honor were pop royalty — the four members of ABBA, appearing in public together for the first time in years. Watching one’s younger self perform must be a strange sensation, but the band members, now in their 70s, said they were delighted by the show.wftv.com
NYC aims to be first to rein in AI hiring tools
Job candidates rarely know when hidden artificial intelligence tools are rejecting their resumes or analyzing their video interviews — but New York City residents could soon have more say over the computers making behind-the-scenes decisions about their careers.
Albania claims global leadership for women in government
Albania’s parliament is to vote late Thursday to approve the new, female-dominated cabinet of Prime Minister Edi Rama, with 12 of the 17 jobs going to women, making Albania a global leader in terms of the percentage of women holding government positions.
ABBA announces reunion plans; new album to be released Nov. 5
The forthcoming album “Voyage," to be released Nov. 5, is a follow-up to 1981's “The Visitors,” which until now had been the swan song of the Swedish supergroup. They are releasing a new album “Voyage” on Nov. 5, the band said on its website. ABBA ARE BACK with ‘Voyage’, a brand new album and revolutionary concert. Listen to two brand new songs now and pre-order ‘Voyage’ from the official store for first access to tickets. @ABBAVoyage #ABBAVoyage #ABBA — ABBA (@ABBA) September 2, 2021ABBA will also be holding a digital concert on May 27 from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s arena in London.wftv.com
ABBA back after 40 years with new album, virtual stage show
Music ABBA FILE - Members of the pop group ABBA, from left, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Foltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, appear in Tokyo on March 14, 1980. The forthcoming album “Voyage," to be released Nov. 5, is a follow-up to 1981's “The Visitors,” which until now had been the swan song of the Swedish supergroup. The forthcoming album “Voyage," to be released Nov. 5, is a follow-up to 1981's “The Visitors,” which until now had been the swan song of the Swedish supergroup. “They say it’s foolhardy to wait more than 40 years between albums, so we’ve recorded a follow-up to 'The Visitors. Last week the group launched a website with the title " ABBA Voyage," teasing the new announcement.wftv.com
Defying pandemic, feminists in Spain decry far-right attacks
While staying at a distance from each other, women attend an International Women's Day gathering at an avenue in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, March 8, 2021. Women in Spain are marking this year's International Women's Day with static protests, bicycle fun-rides and small-sized events to prevent gatherings that could trigger a new spike of coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)MADRID – Women in Spain on Monday marked this year’s International Women's Day with static protests, pot-banging, bicycle fun rides and other small-sized events to prevent gatherings that could trigger a new spike of coronavirus infections. Spain's thriving feminist movement has claimed a few victories in recent years, including the adoption of gender violence laws and forcing judicial reforms regarding sexual abuse. Far-right activists, meanwhile, have campaigned against gender violence laws that they say discriminate against men and lambasted the government’s push to make consent in sexual relations legally mandatory.
5 Africa-born designers open digital Milan Fashion Week
Fashion designer Fabiola Manirakiza, center, poses with models at the end of the Black Lives Matter Fall/Winter 2021/22 collective fashion show, presented in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. “When I told friends in Cameroon that I wanted to travel to Italy to become a fashion designer, they said, ‘Why are you going to study fashion. What Italian fashion house is going to hire you? No and no and no!”AdThe designers, dubbed “the Fab Five,” are the first crop of creators nurtured through a collaboration between the National Chamber of Italian Fashion and the Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion movement. Italian-Haitian designer Stella Jean, Milan-based African American designer Edward Buchanan and Afro Fashion Week Milano founder Michelle Ngonmo launched the movement last summer..
Clutch hitter: Shiffrin doesn't miss when medals are on line
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin prepares at start point during the super G portion of the women's combined race, at the alpine ski World Championships, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)CORTINA D'AMPEZZO – CORTINA D'If Mikaela Shiffrin were a baseball player, her numbers would make her a post-season MVP. That’s a combined 14 for 18 at major championships — worlds and Olympics. And he said, ‘World championships there is one goal. “So in a way there’s less pressure at world champs than even World Cup races, because you’re not protecting something.
Hollingshed's 32 points helps CU upset No. 1 Stanford, 77-72
Frida Formann hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:36 left in overtime to lead Colorado to a 77-72 upset win over No. We knew what it felt like to lose in a close game to Stanford. Hollingshed had a career-high 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Buffaloes (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12). Hull finished with 19 points, Haley Jones had 16 points and seven rebounds and Cameron Brink scored 13 for the Cardinal. Her steal and layup with 23 seconds left tied it and sent the game to overtime.
Vlhova edges Liensberger in slalom in Croatia; Shiffrin 4th
Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates as she arrives at the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup Slalom, in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)ZAGREB – Shortly after winning the first women's World Cup slalom of 2021 on Sunday, Petra Vlhova kneeled with her face down, torn between relief and disbelief. Leading after the first run, Vlhova thought she had squandered her chances in a rough final run with several mistakes on the deteriorating course. After Vlhova and Shiffrin dominated women's slalom racing in recent years, Liensberger and Gisin seem to have closed the gap. The women's World Cup continues with speed races in St. Anton, Austria, next weekend.
Historic heart of Los Angeles on life support from COVID-19
A boy chases a bird on an empty Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. If the procession were held this year, they would find many of the businesses on Olvera Street shuttered. The Mexican market, known as the birthplace of Los Angeles, has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with shops and restaurants closed and others barely hanging on. California is enduring by far its worst outbreak of the coronavirus, and Los Angeles is among the locations seeing the greatest spike. But the impact on Olvera Street is somewhat unique.
Weekly poems elevate New Hampshire city's virus newsletters
Truax, the poet laureate for Portsmouth, N.H., pens a weekly pandemic poem that is included in the city's COVID-19 newsletter. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)CONCORD, N.H. Valerie Rochon is eager to read her email every Monday morning, even when it makes her cry. Tammi Truax, the citys poet laureate, has been contributing to the newsletters since early April, elevating the collection of public health updates and community resources with a layer of emotion and introspection. For the July 4 holiday weekend, she produced a found poem by extracting words from an Alexander Hamilton essay. One Good Thing is a series of AP stories focusing on glimmers of joy and benevolence in a dark time.