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Jwan Yosef, left, and Ricky Martin arrive at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Martin announced the arrival of his daughter with an Instagram post.

Martin, husband welcome baby girl

LOS ANGELES | Ricky Martin is starting the new year with a new bundle of joy.

The Grammy-nominated singer announced the arrival of his daughter with an Instagram post showing off the infant’s tiny hands. Martin said the girl is named Lucia.

Martin’s post didn’t include any additional details, other than that the baby girl is healthy. Martin’s post said his family, which includes husband Jwan Yosef and 10-year-old twin sons, have “fallen in love with Lucia.”

130th Rose Parade boasts singer Khan

PASADENA, Calif. | Floral floats and marching bands took to the streets as the 130th Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year’s Day.

The annual event in Pasadena kicked off with a performance by singer Chaka Khan, the grand marshal of the parade, and featured 40 floats decorated with countless flowers and waving celebrities. The theme was “The Melody of Life.”

Researchers study Nevada festival

RENO, Nev. | Government researchers in Switzerland are studying northern Nevada’s Burning Man festival and its offshoot events to learn more about attendees and how the event’s core principles are demonstrated.

The Swiss National Science Foundation has spent more than $100,000 on academics focusing on the impact of Burning Man’s regional events and groups around the world.

Accommodations for Woodstock filling up fast

BETHEL, N.Y. | Finding a place to stay for next year’s 50th anniversary Woodstock concert may not be a groovy experience for anyone hoping to score a room near the venue.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reported many motels, bed-and-breakfasts and Airbnb rentals already are sold out in Sullivan County, a rural area 85 miles northwest of New York City.

The anniversary event is slated for Aug. 16 to 18.