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Supreme Court Staying Out of Steinbeck Family Dispute
Arts
Supreme Court Staying Out of Steinbeck Family Dispute
2020-10-07 19:45:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declined to get involved in a long-running dispute among members of the late author John Steinbeck's family, leaving in place a $5 million award to his stepdaughter. The author of "Cannery Row," “The Grapes of... Read More

Washington Monument to Reopen and Live Entertainment Returns in D.C.
Entertainment
Washington Monument to Reopen and Live Entertainment Returns in D.C.
2020-09-29 15:59:33
by Dan McCue

The Washington Monument, closed for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, will reopen to the public Thursday, Oct. 1. The National Park Service announced Monday that the monument will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days... Read More

Smithsonian To Reopen Four Additional Museums on Friday
Arts
Smithsonian To Reopen Four Additional Museums on Friday
2020-09-15 15:30:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution announced Monday that it will reopen four more of its Washington, D.C., museums to the public on Friday, with new health and safety measures in place due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The... Read More

NY Democratic Leaders Urge Congress to Pass RESTART Act
Arts
NY Democratic Leaders Urge Congress to Pass RESTART Act
2020-09-08 22:24:09
by Sara Wilkerson

Yesterday, Rep. Antonio Delgado and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in an effort to push Congress to pass the bipartisan-supported RESTART Act, which will help live event venues, small and mid-sized businesses which have... Read More

Now Playing at the Mall Parking Lot: Movies, Drag Shows
Entertainment
Now Playing at the Mall Parking Lot: Movies, Drag Shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Dougherty went to the mall last month — not to shop, but to watch a drive-in drag show in the parking lot. “This year has been so anxiety filled and chaotic, I figured this experience... Read More

UK Successfully Hosts First Large Scale Socially Distant Concert
Arts
UK Successfully Hosts First Large Scale Socially Distant Concert
2020-08-18 15:27:07
by Sara Wilkerson

The UK hosted its first large scale concert with social distancing at the forefront, bringing in 2,500 concert goers on 500 separate elevated platforms spaced six feet apart to see UK rocker Sam Fender perform onstage. The success of the... Read More

Nearly Half The World’s Movie Theaters Are Back in Operation, New Data Finds
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Nearly Half The World’s Movie Theaters Are Back in Operation, New Data Finds
2020-08-10 20:09:06
by Sara Wilkerson

Despite renewed concerns over a summer resurgence of the coronavirus, nearly half of the world’s movie theaters are back in operation, according to new data from the United Kingdom’s Gower Street Analytics. Gower Street, a film tech company that provides... Read More

Digital Theater Initiative Raises Over $100K for Child Hunger Fund
Arts
Digital Theater Initiative Raises Over $100K for Child Hunger Fund
2020-08-06 13:13:40
by Sara Wilkerson

The Homebound Project, a digital theater initiative created by a volunteer coalition of theater directors, producers, stage and screen actors, has raised over $100 thousand in its efforts to provide funds for No Kid Hungry, a national organization driven to... Read More

Permanent Closings Possible as UK Arts Sector Faces Ongoing Crisis
Arts
Permanent Closings Possible as UK Arts Sector Faces Ongoing Crisis
2020-07-28 20:36:24
by Sara Wilkerson

As the United Kingdom sets out its plan of guiding and supporting its arts industry amid the pandemic, the sector remains in a state of crisis as freelancers in the British theatre sector consider leaving the profession and theatres face... Read More

House Votes to Approve the Creation of a National Latino Museum
Congress
House Votes to Approve the Creation of a National Latino Museum
2020-07-27 20:52:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Monday voted to approve legislation that would create a national Latino museum on the National Mall. The initiative, which had widespread bipartisan support, passed unanimously Monday morning by a voice vote. If the measure passes... Read More

Pandemic-Related Challenges Loom Large Over Those in Arts Sector
Arts
Pandemic-Related Challenges Loom Large Over Those in Arts Sector
2020-07-14 19:30:50
by Sara Wilkerson

Angie Benson, a freelance theatrical musician based in northern Virginia, minced no words about her beliefs during a recent conversation with The Well News. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, “the arts are essential,” she said.  “Now more than ever,” she added.... Read More

Lafayette Square Transformed Into Fulcrum of Protest Art
Arts
Lafayette Square Transformed Into Fulcrum of Protest Art
2020-06-11 15:39:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Days after the Trump administration's use of smoke bombs and pepper spray to push demonstrators from Lafayette Park near the White House so that the entire area could be sealed off with a temporary iron fence, the barrier... Read More

Eagles' Henley Headlines Robust Debate Over Digital Copyright Law
Congress
Eagles' Henley Headlines Robust Debate Over Digital Copyright Law
2020-06-03 20:14:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Eagles founder and co-songwriter Don Henley urged a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday to stand by the side of artists he contends have been catastrophically harmed by a safe harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. When it... Read More

Drive-Thrus and Drive-Ins Were Fading. Coronavirus Made Them a Lifeline
In The News
Drive-Thrus and Drive-Ins Were Fading. Coronavirus Made Them a Lifeline

LOS ANGELES — To venture out in Southern California during the COVID-19 pandemic is to encounter a landscape dressed in an unfamiliar coat. Freeways bear unimaginably light traffic. Playgrounds are wrapped in caution tape. The simple act of picking up... Read More

US Bans Government Funding of Cultural Exchanges with Cuba, Other Nations
Political News
US Bans Government Funding of Cultural Exchanges with Cuba, Other Nations

The White House has banned government agencies from funding educational and cultural exchanges with Cuban, Syrian, Russian and North Korean government entities and officials as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to halt people trafficking in those countries, according to... Read More

‘Beloved’ Author Toni Morrison Dead at 88:
Arts
‘Beloved’ Author Toni Morrison Dead at 88:

While working at Random House in 1970s, Toni Morrison was known as “the black editor” for her commitment to publishing books about the African-American experience. One of her best sellers was “The Black Book.” Documenting nearly 200 years of history,... Read More

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