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Stones lead top artists at festival

    A tourist took pictures amidst soap bubbles from a mist-blowing machine Wednesday at Universal Studios in Sentosa, Singapore. The city-state’s government has announced new plans for its global marketing campaign to tap into the country’s yearlong 50th-birthday celebration, part of its continued efforts to boost tourism numbers this year.

NEW YORK » The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters and Iggy Azalea will play during an 11-day festival in Quebec City, Canada.

Festival d’ete de Quebec will take place July 9-19 and include 300 shows across 10 venues. Other performers include Keith Urban, Nickelback, the Doobie Brothers, Deep Purple and Jack U, the duo of popular DJs Diplo and Skrillex.

Performances will take place indoors and outdoors, and will range from pop and rock to jazz and electronica.

Pre-sale for tickets began Thursday; general admission tickets went on sale Saturday.


Top of World Trade Center to open

NEW YORK » The observatory at the top of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the U.S., will soon be open to the public.

Tickets are now on sale. The observatory will officially open May 29.

The observatory takes up levels 100, 101 and 102 of the center. The main public viewing space is on the 100th floor, with restaurants on the 101st floor and an event space on the 102nd floor. Visitors will get a view of the city and its surroundings from above 1,250 feet.

Tickets will be $32 for adults and $26 for children ages 6 to 12. Admission will be free for family members of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as those who worked in the rescue and recovery.

Rock acts to headline Fair St. Louis

ST. LOUIS » Blondie and Melissa Etheridge will be the headline acts for this year’s Fair St. Louis celebration, one of the nation’s largest Fourth of July events.

Organizers announced the entertainment Wednesday. Both rock acts will perform July 3.

Fair St. Louis will return to Forest Park for the second straight year. The festival typically takes place on the grounds of the Gateway Arch, which are being renovated.

This year’s festival runs July 2-4. Country artists Nata­lie Stovall and the Drive, Parmalee and Chris Young will perform July 2. Kool & the Gang will perform July 4.

The fair will feature several other events, including nightly fireworks.

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