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De Blasio shares reopening steps

Broadway's coronavirus shutdown has an end in sight.New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced comeback plans Thursday to set up vaccination sites for Broadway performers and theater workers to ensure shows can return to the city this fall."It's time to raise the curtain and bring Broadway back," he said during a virtual news conference, promising to "move heaven and earth."Broadway theaters abruptly closed March 12, 2020, knocking out all shows – […]

todayMay 27, 2021 2


Biden Pushes for K-8 School Reopening in COVID Anniversary Address – Reason.com

In his first prime-time address, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced he would direct states to make all American adults eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1 and would seek to reopen the majority of K-8 schools within his first 100 days, though the latter rests under state and local control. The move comes as the president—who today re-upped his promise to purchase another 100 million Johnson & Johnson […]

todayMarch 12, 2021 3 1


Hollywood’s Covid Reopening: LA Movie Theaters, California Theme Parks

As coronavirus cases continue to decline across the U.S. and President Joe Biden vows that the nation is on track to have enough vaccine supply “for every adult in America by the end of May,” Hollywood is inching closer to reopening. Entertainment is among the industries most crippled by the pandemic. Nationwide lockdowns forced the shutdowns of television and film productions, delayed movie premieres, shifted release strategies and closed movie […]

todayMarch 11, 2021 1


Newsom strikes school reopening deal with California lawmakers

Under the plan, once counties move into the red tier — with daily case rates below 7 per 100,000 residents — schools eligible for the grant funding must open to all elementary grades, plus at least one grade in middle and high school. The deal speeds up the clock and more strictly ties the grants to in-person instruction than what the Legislature proposed. If schools do not open by the […]

todayMarch 8, 2021 1

Music News

Texas Is Reopening Without Masks, But Live Music Venues Say Not Yet

When Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Tate Reeves of Mississippi both rescinded statewide mask mandates this week and declared their states were reopening at full capacity, the news caught live music venues in both states off-guard. It also left them with a decision to make: follow their governors’ rosy decrees or maintain the Covid-19 safety protocols they’ve had in place for months. Despite Abbott and Reeves’ enthusiasm — “I […]

todayMarch 6, 2021 1


Disneyland Reopening Plan: CA Theme Parks, Stadiums Can Reopen April 1

Disneyland, Universal Studios and other theme parks in California — as well as sports stadiums — have gotten the green light to potentially reopen their gates once again after a long shutdown prompted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to the California Department of Public Health, ballparks, stadiums and theme parks can open outdoors starting April 1 with “significantly reduced capacity, mandatory masking and other public health precautions,” should certain […]

todayMarch 6, 2021 1


How Congress Could Send Bigger Stimulus Checks, Fund School Reopening, and Save $1 Trillion – Reason.com

President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill took its first major step toward passage over the weekend. But political circumstances and the current state of the pandemic suggest that Congress ought to reconsider this approach. In comments to reporters on Saturday, Biden urged the Senate to take "quick action" to pass the bill after the House of Representatives passed it in the early morning hours that same day. "We […]

todayMarch 1, 2021