Here’s what the National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C. has in store for the month of December.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture unveiled its plan Thursday for a month’s worth of digital programming, initiatives and interactive media for December.
One of the key features of the recently-announced programming is a daylong “cross-country digital community initiative” called “24 hours in a Time of Change.” The event will be hosted Dec. 11.
The program will highlight the trials, failures and triumphs that Americans have faced in 2020, from the coronavirus pandemic to the social upheaval that pushed issues of racial equity and police brutality to the forefront of national conversation.
The Smithsonian will stream live programming from 10 of its museums and centers throughout the 24-hour sharing period.
On top of that event, there will be a number of featured programs, such as
Joe’s Pub has announced their free digital winter programming from December 8 – January 8, 2021, available on Joe’s Pub YouTube or otherwise noted. The virtual performances include Mai Khoi & Pete Drungles: In The Ruins, Roy Nathanson’s 5pm Porch Concert: World on Fire, VICHITRA: In Order to Become, Nona Hendryx & Tariq Al-Sabir: YoungArts, Losers Lounge: Battle of the One Hit Wonders, Justin Vivian Bond: Good Morning Midnight, It’s Christmas and Alicia Hall Moran: the motown project.
Joe’s Pub Winter Programming:
While Joe’s Pub is temporarily closed to public access, join us for Joe’s Pub Live! – a free series of streamed performances from artists’ HQ and our iconic stage in New York City. Facilitating social connectivity during this time of physical distancing, Joe’s Pub remains dedicated to supporting performing artists at every stage of their careers through sharing concerts with our audiences each week. Chat with Joe’s Pub,
More than a million shoppers swamped the Debenhams website yesterday to snap up generous discounts as the department store tries to clear its stock before closing for good.
The chain has become the latest high street casualty and will be liquidated in the New Year after rescue talks with JD Sport fell through, drawing a line under 242 years of trading and jeopardising 12,000 jobs.
Debenhams has said it will open its 124 shops with a fire sale of its stock when the national lockdown ends tomorrow.
Handbags, shoes, boots, watches and dresses are being slashed in price by as much as 70 per cent.
The bargain bonanza has already sparked a scramble for cut-price products online, with people waiting in virtual queues to access the store’s website.
Late Tuesday night there was a 20-minute wait ‘due to exceptional demand’ with over 300,000 trying to get on to the website
DETROIT and ATLANTA, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that it will begin using the OncoLens cancer treatment planning software platform to hold tumor boards and multidisciplinary case discussions. Implementing OncoLens will make it easier for providers to participate in multidisciplinary team discussions through a streamlined and accessible platform where members can review patient cases in real-time and asynchronously. Using this secure platform allows for the consolidation of clinical trial information, electronic medical records (EMR), images, lab results and other information into one environment. Follow up action items are recorded and can be managed through the platform.
Tumor boards are critical to Karmanos’ multidisciplinary approach. These treatment planning sessions allow specialty providers from many disciplines to discuss and plan treatment for patients. Participants include oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, pharmacists, specialized nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers and genetic counselors. By holding tumor
LOWELL – Virtual well-baby visits for new moms and infants. Monitoring a nest of turtle eggs in the wild. Cooking videos led by a local nutritionist. Online nature walks with a botanical illustrator.
These are just a few examples of the new online programming local nonprofits have created, thanks to technical-training classes from Lowell TeleMedia Center, funded by a grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.
Last spring, when the pandemic forced nonprofit organizations into lockdown mode, they moved their face-to-face programs online. However, as summer fast approached, many realized they needed help creating virtual programming to attract young people.
For those who have not yet seen it, or want to see it again, LA Opera proudly presents The Anonymous Lover (L’Amant Anonyme), an unjustly neglected 1780 chamber opera by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a pioneering Black composer who was a contemporary of Mozart. His comic romance tells the story of Léontine, a beautiful young widow who has become disillusioned with love. Much to her surprise, she receives a steady stream of letters and gifts from an unknown man professing his undying passion. Her friend Valcour tells her he has no interest in romance. But now, after hiding his true feelings for years, Valcour has the courage to reveal that he himself is her devoted secret admirer. Will his confession sway a woman sworn to resist all affairs of the heart?
https://www.laopera.org/performances/updated-2021-season/the-anonymous-lover/. Available only through November 29, 2020.
Leaving Los Angeles late in the afternoon, we land in
Last weekend marked a virtual Super Saturday. There was a record 24 hours for internet usage.
From 10.35am on Saturday 21 November and until the same time the next day, TalkTalk customers used 41.2million gigabytes of data, driven largely by our new streaming habits, which has now spread across most multimedia platforms.
Whereas once upon a time not so long ago we would largely watch terrestrial television, buy physical copies of films we wanted to see or go to the cinema, and snap-up CDs or vinyl for our music fix, many now simply stream it.
Marge Dodge, Special to The Desert Sun
Published 1:53 p.m. PT Nov. 27, 2020
A scene from the video performance of “The Planets,” a virtual event produced by McCallum Theatre Education. (Photo: Jack Hartin, Special to The Desert Sun)
Yellow school buses no longer line up outside the McCallum Theatre to offload hundreds of students eager to experience high-quality dance, music and theater. But in true theater tradition, the show must go on.
Vice President of Education at McCallum Theatre, Kajsa Thuresson-Frary, said: “Facing the restrictions of the pandemic has motivated us to creatively continue our mission of making the arts available and accessible to the youth in the area. We want to move students into creative problem-solving and self-expression through the Aesthetic Education Program.” She credits the long-term relationships with 25 school program partners for the ability to deliver the virtual instruction that will reach 91
Perfect Corp., the leading AI + AR beauty tech solutions provider, partners with ULTIMA II, a prominent Indonesian skincare and makeup brand, to provide AR virtual makeup try-on experience in its online store. Consumers shopping for ULTIMA II decorative cosmetics can now instantly try on a myriad of products in a matter of seconds to find their perfect match. Virtual Insta-Makeover is available for desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers, on any camera-enabled device. The hyper-realistic virtual makeup try-on solution powered by Perfect Corp.’s YouCam for Web technology offers a safe and secure no-touch beauty shopping experience and provides a unique personalization element that speaks to individual consumer needs.
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Perfect Corp. and ULTIMA II launch hyper-realistic AR & AI virtual Insta-Makeover on the brand’s website (Photo: Business Wire)