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WHAT ARE VACCINE PASSPORTS – AND WILL YOU NEED ONE?

As more Americans are getting vaccinated – more than 20% of the U.S. population is fully inoculated against COVID-19 – a growing concern is arising about how people will prove that they are immune to the virus. Since the first cases of COVID-19 reached the United States last year, every aspect of the pandemic has…

HOW THE ARTS CAN HELP COMBAT THE COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic with increasing vaccination rates worldwide, health professionals suggest it is also time to address the second, more silent pandemic: the mental health crisis. Amid continuing lockdowns, people can turn to a new, unexpected ally for help: art. When the first news reports of COVID-19 cases reaching…

BANKSY HONORS HEALTHCARE WORKERS WITH RECORD-SELLING PAINTING

Nearly one year ago, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a painting appeared hanging on the wall at the University Hospital Southampton in the United Kingdom. Almost completely monochrome, the painting depicts a child ignoring his Batman and Superman toys laying in a trash can, and instead playing with a new superhero toy:…

CONGRESS PASSES $1.9 TRILLION COVID-19 RELIEF BILL: WHAT DOES IT ENTAIL?

On Wednesday, March 10 Congress passed a third COVID-19 relief package under the title, the American Rescue Plan, which allocates $1.9 trillion and was passed in a 220 to 211 House vote. The bill, which President Joe Biden is expected to sign on Friday, is the most expensive single bill in United States history, and…

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST ZACH TABORI RELEASES LIVE “PANDEMIC PERFORMANCE’ VIDEO AND DONATES ALL MERCH PROCEEDS TO WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qfVY60wBBc&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=ZachTabori The COVID-19 vaccine rollout may have gradually (if inconsistently) begun across the world, but that doesn’t mean relief efforts are not still desperately needed. Thankfully, relative newcomer multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer Zach Tabori is doing his part to help out. The LA-based artist on Thursday released an energetic, high-octane visual concert video, “Pandemic Performance” on his…

GET THE FACTS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINES

After spending almost an entire year in lockdown, Americans have new hope of stopping the spread of Coronavirus. This hope comes in the form of vaccines produced by two companies, Pfizer and Moderna. The record-breaking speed of production has many skeptical about the efficacy and safety of the vaccines. Despite the efforts made by companies…

BIDEN’S INAUGURATION BRINGS HOPE – AND MORE CHALLENGES AHEAD

Two weeks ago, Americans watched unprecedented scenes of violence in Washington, D.C., as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to protest President-elect Joe Biden’s election certification. As the country is still figuring out how to heal from the recent mob, the Capitol will be at the center of politics once again for Joe Biden’s inauguration on…

THE MOVIES WE ARE MOST EXCITED TO FINALLY SEE IN 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may not be over yet, but with the vaccine rollout officially underway, we can at least be permitted to feel a quiet creeping hope for the year to come. With the novel coronavirus changing the movie industry as we know it in 2020, the biggest blockbuster films on everyone’s radar have been…

VACCINES ARE COMING – NOW WHAT?

As the United States reached a grim death toll on the morning of Dec. 14, 2020, topping 150,000 deaths, the first beacon of hope reached the country. The nation watched Sandra Lindsay​, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, receive the first coronavirus vaccine manufactured by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. "I…

THE SHOW WENT ON AT MILAN FASHION WEEK WITH DIVERSITY AND BODY POSITIVITY REFRESHINGLY FRONT AND CENTER

Against the odds of a global pandemic, Milan Fashion Week went predominantly as planned. Italy, one of the biggest initial hotspots for the COVID-19 virus earlier this year, the first European country to impose a lockdown and at one point the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, certainly demonstrated its ability to recover better than…

AMERICA WAS NEVER GOING TO BE READY TO SEE “TENET” IN THEATERS

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet was simply put, not the grand American “Return to the Movies” Hollywood was hoping for. With a staggering $200 million production budget, Nolan’s most expensive to date, the film has only made back a paltry $3.4 million in the states. Despite perfectly satisfactory reviews, Americans were just not motivated enough (or perhaps…

THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM IS THE LATEST TO SELL ARTWORK IN ORDER TO STAY AFLOAT DURING THE PANDEMIC

Earlier this week, the Brooklyn Museum announced its plan to sell 12 historical paintings in order to pay for the maintenance of their full collection. The auctions will take place on October 1 and 15 at Christie’s, and includes lauded works by Courbet, Corot and Cranach, amongst others, with works ranging in estimated value from…

ART BASEL’S MIAMI BEACH SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19, WHILE NADA PLANS TO GO ON WITH A NEW FORMAT

After previously optimistic plans, coupled with the news of New York’s most prominent museums reopening, Art Basel has officially announced that their annual Miami Beach show has been cancelled. This comes somewhat recently following the organization’s arranging of the proper social distancing and quarantine regulations they would have needed to host the event. Art Basel,…

THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S RESET: AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CFDA & BFC

On May 21st, The Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) and The British Fashion Council (BFC) released a statement urging fashion designers to slow-down and re-evaluate the repercussions of fast-fashion in a post-pandemic world. "Together, we strongly recommend designers focus on no more than two main collections a year," the statement reads. "We firmly believe this…

THE UNTITLED SPACE GALLERY ANNOUNCES ONLINE ART BOUTIQUE

The Untitled Space gallery has announced the launch of their new online Art Boutique, presenting a curated selection of artwork by their artists now available for direct delivery. Discover and collect paintings, sculptures, photography, printmaking, drawings, and mixed media, as well as limited edition publications and hard cover exhibition books featuring their roster of artists.…

“MASKS IN THE WILD” TO PROVIDE ARTISTS WITH A STIPEND + MATERIALS TO CREATE UNIQUE MASKS FOR NYC ESSENTIAL WORKERS

Wallplay & 25 Kent have launched "Masks In The Wild", a grassroots public health project that will provide artists with a stipend and materials to create one-of-a-kind masks that will be available to New Yorkers and essential workers for free. The goal of this project is to remove the fear and stigma surrounding wearing a…

LADY GAGA’S “ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME” RAKED IN $128 MILLION – HERE ARE THE BEST PERFORMANCES FROM THE LIVE EVENT

According to Nielsen, 20.7 million people tuned in on April 19th to one of 30 different television networks to watch “One World: Together At Home,” the concert special organized by Global Citizen to celebrate the heroes who have risen up during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the special was not only to honor the…

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