George Wein, Jazz Festival Trailblazer, Is Dead at 95

He brought jazz (and later folk music) to Newport, R.I., and made festivals as important as nightclubs and concert halls on jazz musicians’ itineraries.

#deaths-obituaries, #festival-productions, #festivals, #folk-music, #jazz, #jazz-on-a-summers-day-movie, #newport-ri, #newport-folk-festival, #newport-jazz-festival, #wein-george

The Anti-Gay Agenda

It is not the gay Black person who becomes an instrument of a white supremacist attack on Black masculinity. It is the Black homophobe.

#black-people, #dababy-rapper, #discrimination, #festivals, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #ti-1980

Los Angeles to Require Masks at Large Outdoor Concerts and Events

The order comes as the spread of the Delta variant has driven up caseloads.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dodger-stadium, #festivals, #hollywood-bowl, #music, #vaccination-and-immunization

Hundreds of Thousands of Bikers Expected in Sturgis Despite Delta Variant

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally begins on Friday, just as the infectious Delta variant is producing a surge in cases nationwide.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #festivals, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #sturgis-sd

The Cure for Overtourism? Try Viljandi.

Doubly off the beaten track, the Estonian town is full of life and culture, especially music. And if travel is going to change its ways, it’s a good place to start.

#estonia, #festivals, #folk-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #saunas-and-sweat-lodges, #travel-and-vacations, #viljandi-estonia

N.Y.C. Pride 2021: Check Out These Events

The march on June 27 will be mostly virtual. But not to worry: There are plenty of in-person events, performances and celebratory exhibitions throughout the city this month.

#ahead-of-the-curve-movie, #austen-alice-house-museum, #ballez-dance-co, #brooklyn-museum, #culture-arts, #festivals, #heritage-of-pride-inc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #joyce-theater, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #playbill, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Alix Dobkin, Who Sang Songs of Liberation, Dies at 80

She broke new ground in 1973 with her album “Lavender Jane Loves Women,” recorded and distributed by women for women, which sketched out a lesbian separatist utopia.

#deaths-obituaries, #dobkin-alix-1940-2021, #festivals, #folk-music, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lavender-jane-loves-women-album, #pop-and-rock-music

Everything Was Canceled in 2020. What About 2021?

From the French Open and the Tokyo Olympics to New York Pride, a look at which global events are canceled, postponed or moving ahead (with altered plans) in 2021.

#boston-marathon, #burning-man-festival, #cannes-international-film-festival, #coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #edinburgh-international-festival, #festivals, #french-open-tennis, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-international-auto-show, #olympic-games-2020, #tennis, #theater, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Fyre Festival Ticket Holders Win $7,220 Each in Class-Action Settlement

Nearly four years after the infamous festival stranded thousands of attendees in the Bahamas, 277 ticket holders learned they will receive payouts, pending approval.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #festivals, #frauds-and-swindling, #fyre-media-inc, #ja-rule, #mcfarland-billy-1991, #music, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Are Your Illegal Drugs Pure? New Zealand Will Check Them for You.

A law will allow controlled substances to be tested without penalty to ensure their authenticity. The goals are to reduce health risks and, perhaps, change users’ behavior.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #festivals, #law-and-legislation, #new-zealand, #politics-and-government, #tests-and-examinations

This Summer, Get Invigorated With a Live Cultural Performance

Breathe in some culture and the great outdoors — just from behind a mask.

#culture-arts, #dancing, #festivals, #gardens-and-gardening, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater

Testing, One, Two. Fans Flock to an Experimental Indoor Rock Concert.

An organizer said this Barcelona event, one of several planned in Europe, was “a small but important step toward normality.” The listeners there basked in being part of an audience again.

#barcelona-spain, #bars-and-nightclubs, #festivals, #festivals-for-safe-culture, #palau-de-sant-jordi, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventura-barba

Book Tour From Home

Once a limited-capacity event, now a writer conversation can be enjoyed from the exclusivity of your living room.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #festivals, #libraries-and-librarians, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #writing-and-writers

Despite Pandemic, 300,000 Expected at Daytona Beach Bike Week

Bike Week typically draws a half-million people to the Daytona Beach area, but a smaller crowd is expected this year. Still, some worry that it could be a superspreader event.

#bike-week, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daytona-beach-fla, #festivals, #florida, #masks, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #volusia-county-fla

A Portal Into a Universe Without Covid

Concerts, beaches, crowds: Videos of New Zealand enjoying its summer feel like peering into an alternate reality.

#festivals, #new-zealand, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Year People Needed Carnival the Most, It Was Canceled

Loyal enthusiasts on what they missed in a year they needed Carnival the most.

#black-people, #carnival-pre-lenten, #festivals, #london-england, #ora-rita, #quarantine-life-and-culture

A Movie Festival for One, on a Tiny Nordic Island

Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival has taken social distancing to the extreme, offering one attendee a week on a barren island, with only the competition films for company.

#festivals, #gothenburg-sweden, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sweden

Watch a New Short From the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Through a day of role-playing, a group of students get an eye-opening introduction to the careers that may await them.

#children-and-childhood, #documentary-films-and-programs, #education-k-12, #festivals, #sundance-film-festival-park-city-utah, #teachers-and-school-employees, #workplace-environment

Sundance Film Festival Forges Ahead, Led With ‘Warrior Spirit’

Since taking over as the film festival’s director, Tabitha Jackson has had to figure out how to hold a cinema showcase during a pandemic. Her virtual solution starts Thursday.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #documentary-films-and-programs, #festivals, #jackson-tabitha, #movies, #park-city-utah, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #sundance-film-festival-park-city-utah, #sundance-institute

Glastonbury Festival Canceled for a Second Year Due to Pandemic

Britain’s biggest music event won’t take place for a second year in a row. The decision has sent shock waves across Europe, where festivals have already been asking politicians for help.

#barcelona-spain, #belgium, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #denmark, #festivals, #glastonbury-festival-of-contemporary-performing-arts, #great-britain, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Sincere, Outdoorsy, Trippy, a Music Festival Breathes Los Angeles

Darkness Sounding, a solstice-inspired embrace “of the body and for the body,” is coming from the group Wild Up.

#andrews-holland, #festivals, #kallmyer-chris, #los-angeles-calif, #mcintosh-andrew-composer, #music, #nini-odeya, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rountree-christopher, #wild-up-music-group

Netflix Announces 2021 Film Slate

The streaming service’s movies feature Oscars winners and box office stars and are a reminder of its power in a Hollywood that has been irrevocably changed during the pandemic.

#festivals, #movies, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stuber-scott, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Theater to Stream: Festivals, Festivals, Festivals

The Under the Radar, Prototype and Exponential festivals are ready to open our minds with experimental work, even if their doors are shut.

#beth-morrison-projects, #exponential-festival, #festivals, #here-arts-center, #prototype-festival, #public-theater, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #under-the-radar-festival

Welcoming a New Year at an Ancient Festival in Pakistan

Chawmos, a festival of Pakistan’s tiny Kalash community, is a portrait in contrasts: solemn ritual and joyous dancing, gender segregation and public flirtation, togetherness and isolation.

#festivals, #kalash-ethnic-group, #new-year, #pakistan, #religion-and-belief, #women-and-girls

How to Pretend You’re in Quebec City Tonight

As the song goes, there’s no place like home for the holidays. Wherever you are, you can embrace the coziness of the season like Québécois do.

#books-and-literature, #cohen-leonard, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #dion-celine, #festivals, #french-language, #maple-syrup-and-sugar, #movies, #music, #quebec-city-quebec, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

Rapper Casanova Is Accused of Conspiring in ‘Terrible Acts of Violence’

Like 6ix9ine before him, the New York recording artist is charged with being a member of a ruthless street gang.

#6ix9ine-rapper, #barclays-center-brooklyn-ny, #crime-and-criminals, #festivals, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #roc-nation, #shmurda-bobby-1994

A Motorcycle Rally in a Pandemic? ‘We Kind of Knew What Was Going to Happen.’

Infectious-disease experts warned about the risk of cramming revelers into the Black Hills of South Dakota. But it was the annual Sturgis rally, and bikers were coming no matter what.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #festivals, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #noem-kristi, #south-dakota, #sturgis-sd, #trump-donald-j

Fyre Festival Promoter Has a Podcast, and a Spot in Solitary Confinement

A lawyer for Billy McFarland, who ended up in prison on fraud charges after his musical festival flopped, says his client was punished for his new project.

#content-type-personal-profile, #festivals, #fyre-media-inc, #mcfarland-billy-1991, #music, #podcasts, #solitary-confinement

The Pilgrimage Must Go On: Senegal Holds Festival That Could Draw Millions

Pilgrims from across the West African country flocked to the holy city of Touba, where they slept, ate and prayed together for the Magal religious festival — despite coronavirus concerns.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #festivals, #karbala-iraq, #mecca-saudi-arabia, #pilgrimages, #senegal, #shortages

‘Nomadland’ Wins Top Prize at the Venice Film Festival

The first major international movie event since the coronavirus pandemic began drew to a close and handed out its biggest award.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #festivals, #mcdormand-frances, #movies, #nomadland-movie, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #venice-italy, #zhao-chloe

Films Hit Festivals Trying to Create Buzz Without a Crowd

The pandemic has upended the circuit, meaning smaller movies face an even greater challenge in attracting deep-pocketed distributors.

#concrete-cowboy-movie, #elba-idris, #festivals, #movies, #staub-ricky-film-director, #toronto-international-film-festival

Venice Film Festival Opens, Defiant but Socially Distanced

Strict measures are in place at the first major international movie event since the coronavirus pandemic began.

#blanchett-cate, #festivals, #italy, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #swinton-tilda, #venice-italy, #venice-international-film-festival

7 Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend

How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.

#apollo-theater, #archives-and-records, #bandcamp-inc, #bard-college, #bard-music-festival, #bethel-woods-center-for-the-arts, #bond-justin-vivian, #botstein-leon, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #children-and-childhood, #classical-music, #comedy-and-humor, #danceafrica-dance-festival, #dancing, #dessner-aaron, #festivals, #glasper-robert, #jasperse-john, #jazz, #mellman-kenny, #mendelssohn-felix, #music, #next-wave-festival, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sanders-pharoah, #sherman-palladino-amy, #still-william-grant, #studio-museum-in-harlem, #sykes-wanda, #theater, #walker-george-t-1922-2018

Is Virtual Burning Man the Internet’s Ultimate Test?

The cyberdelic extravaganza is online for the first time because of the pandemic. But maybe that’s not as strange as it might seem.

#burning-man-festival, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #creativity, #deserts, #festivals, #harvey-larry, #nevada, #san-francisco-calif, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers

9 Things to Do This Weekend

How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.

#adams-john-1947, #art, #battery-park-manhattan-ny, #bridges-jnai, #bullock-julia, #cassatt-mary, #children-and-childhood, #classical-music, #cloisters-the, #comedy-and-humor, #crutchfield-katie-1989, #culture-clash, #dancing, #el-nino-opera, #festivals, #la-jolla-playhouse, #martin-steve, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #music, #nkosi-thenjiwe-niki, #opera, #oursler-tony, #pecknold-robin, #planes-trains-and-automobiles-movie, #pop-and-rock-music, #public-broadcasting-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #the-jerk-movie, #theater, #tines-davone, #war-on-drugs-music-group, #waxahatchee-music-group, #wnet

‘Boxed Into a Corner,’ Residents Brace for Thousands to Attend Motorcycle Rally

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may attract 250,000 people despite an uptick in South Dakota’s coronavirus cases.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #festivals, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #sturgis-sd

What Is It Like to Watch Live Dance Again? Amazing

Kaatsbaan hosts a welcome summer festival in the Hudson Valley, where nature and dancers join forces to put on a show.

#abrera-stella, #dancing, #festivals, #kaatsbaan-cultural-park-tivoli-ny, #lavine-courtney, #royal-calvin-iii, #sandoval-leonardo

Venice Film Festival to Return With Masks and Without Blockbusters

The 77th festival promises to be a landmark in the reopening of the movie business — even with a reduced schedule, distancing measures and new outdoor screening sites.

#festivals, #movies, #venice-italy, #venice-international-film-festival

Coronavirus Shut Down the ‘Experience Economy.’ Can It Come Back?

Large-scale gatherings are on hold for the foreseeable future. That is taking a toll on the live events industry and society at large.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #festivals, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-economy

Art Biennials Were Testing Grounds. Now They Are Being Tested.

As the pandemic clears the calendar, curators around the world reimagine how — and if — we will gather for art.

#art, #bienal-de-sao-paulo, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dakar-biennale, #festivals, #gwangju-biennale, #liverpool-biennial, #prospect-new-orleans, #quarantines

The Coronavirus and the Fragile Music Festival Economy

They draw crowds, generate income and play a unique role in spurring creativity. Now the coronavirus threatens the future of this tenuous ecosystem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #festivals, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #movies, #music, #south-by-southwest-music-and-media-conference

Essence Festival Canceled Amid Coronavirus Outbreak in New Orleans

The annual Essence Fest was canceled after Mayor LaToya Cantrell recommended that all large-scale events be paused until 2021.

#cantrell-latoya, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #festivals, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la

The Costly Toll of Florida Not Shutting Down Spring Break During Coronavirus

People got sick — and some died — after attending crowded parties and theme parks in Florida as the coronavirus spread.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #epidemics, #festivals, #florida, #kinsa-inc, #miami-fla, #miami-beach-fla, #spring-season, #suarez-francis-x-1977, #travel-and-vacations

Seasonal Bars and Food Festivals Feel Pandemic’s Effects

Warm-weather food businesses are putting their plans, and many of their workers, on hold.

#celebrate-brooklyn-festival, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #festivals, #food, #grand-banks-boat-restaurant, #island-oyster-governors-island-ny-restaurant, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #off-the-grid-services-llc, #restaurants, #smorgasburg-brooklyn-flea, #summer-season, #united-states