Tagged: COVID19

Critic’s Notebook: Despite COVID-19 Backdrop, a Boringly Normal Super Bowl

Even with a reduced in-person crowd — and a spectacular pre-game Amanda Gorman — the event felt mostly like business as usual, with an above-average halftime spectacle and disappointing ads that fans have come to expect.

What was supposed to be a Super Bowl unlike any other ended up the exact same way as seven of the past 19 Super Bowls — namely with Tom Brady holding the trophy and everybody else complaining about Tom Brady.

And don’t get me wrong; I understand why people hate Tom Brady. Heck, I understand somewhere between 10 and 20 reasons why people hate

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B.C. Arts Council provides over $1 million to Lower Mainland arts and culture organizations for COVID-19 recovery

As arts and cultural organizations face challenges in operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial government is providing financial support that will help to create new spaces or provide programming through remote means.

The B.C. Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport Ministry announced today (January 22) that 50 B.C. arts and culture organizations are receiving almost $2 million in grants to help improve arts and culture spaces through the B.C. Arts Council’s new Arts Infrastructure Program.

The grants can be used for improving their spaces or safety measures, or purchasing equipment that will enable virtual programming.

In the Lower Mainland, 26

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Georgia film industry bouncing back nicely from Covid-19 hiatus

ATLANTA — Georgia’s film industry has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic and then some.

Film and TV producers currently are working on 37 projects in the Peach State, up from 23 at this time last year, Lee Thomas, the state Department of Economic Development’s deputy commissioner for film, music and digital entertainment, told members of a Georgia House committee Monday.


By Dave Williams | Feb 1, 2021 | Capitol Beat News Service


“In spite of all that’s happened, we’re up considerably now from where we were last year,” she said.

Covid-19 shut down production in Georgia for two months last

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Film industry bouncing back from COVID-19 hiatus | Albany Herald Entertainment

ATLANTA — Georgia’s film industry has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic and then some.

Film and TV producers currently are working on 37 projects in the Peach State, up from 23 at this time last year, Lee Thomas, the state Department of Economic Development’s deputy commissioner for film, music and digital entertainment, told members of a Georgia House committee.

“In spite of all that’s happened, we’re up considerably now from where we were last year,” she said.

Stacker used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in January 2021), to analyze the average price for a gallon of unleaded

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