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Fan charged after rushing onstage
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say they are pursuing more charges against a man who rushed onstage during a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Atlanta.
Atlanta Police officer Lisa Bender told The Associated Press that 26-year-old Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell ran on stage, approached Jay-Z and made contact with him as the “On the Run II” concert was ending Saturday night. Police say Maxwell was quickly stopped by security people and backup dancers with the rapper.
Beyonce’s spokeswoman Yvette Noel-Schure says the singer and Jay-Z are fine.
Bender says Maxwell was initially issued a citation for disorderly conduct and released, but police have added a charge of simple battery. He was treated for minor injuries, and Bender says there were no other injuries.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Maxwell has a lawyer.
Center to hold start-to-end reading
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Hispanic Cultural Center will hold a beginning-to-end reading of Mexican-American writer Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima” as part of an exhibit of the seminal novel.
The Albuquerque, New Mexico-based center is scheduled in October to host the complete reading of the book and has invited activists, dignitaries and acclaimed writer Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez to join the event.
The center has been celebrating “Bless Me, Ultima” since an exhibit opened in March around the 1972 novel. The exhibit will be open through Nov. 11.
Experts say Anaya’s World War II-era novel about a young Mexican-American boy’s relationship with an older curandera — a healer of Mexican Indian heritage — influenced a generation of Latino writers.
Its imagery and cultural references were rare at the time of its publication.