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    Hyde Park Art Center’s MLK Day event goes virtual | Arts & Entertainment

    “An Unapologetic Dream,” the Hyde Park Art Center’s (HPAC) Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, will take place virtually on Monday because of the recent COVID-19 omicron surge.  The event, which spotlights local artists and filmmakers and was put together with the South Side Community Arts Center and the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life, was initially set to be held at the Greenline Performing Arts Center. Ciera McKissick, public programs coordinator with HPAC, believes that the event will have more of an impact now that it is virtual. “Before with it being in person, you have to be  

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    Mississippi art shop sees deluge of orders after HGTV show | Entertainment

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi art shop is shipping artwork across the U.S. and as far as Canada and Germany after a Walter Anderson print was featured on the HGTV show “Hometown.” Show hosts Erin and Ben Napier help homeowners renovate historic properties, The Sun Herald reported. They brought a camera crew to visit Realizations Ltd. in Ocean Springs last summer to learn how to make a silkscreen print with Anderson’s iconic designs, shop manager Mary Jo McCollins said. Napier was taught by Carolyn Anderson, Walter Anderson’s daughter-in-law, who has been making prints with his designs for  

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    Looking ahead at 2022 in arts and entertainment in Sarasota | Arts and Entertainment

    This season has lots in store for audiences. Here are a few of our favorite picks not to miss.    ‘Ruby’ When: Opens Jan. 26 Where: 1012 N. Orange Ave. Tickets: $45 adults, $20 children Info: Visit WestCoastBlackTheatre.org. “Ruby,” an original piece penned by Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Director Nate Jacobs and his brother Michael, aims to tell the story of Ruby McCollum, a real-life true crime story that occurred in Live Oak in 1952. The story, a musical, is told on behalf of Ruby, who was charged with the shocking killing of a doctor. The music is inspired by  

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    How will San Antonio arts and entertainment fare in 2022?

    San Antonio arts organizations and fans tried to move past the coronavirus in 2021, only to be drawn back in to hesitation and closures as various variants dogged the community. Looking toward 2022, the omicron variant of Covid-19 has thrown yet another challenge at year-end events and hopes for normalcy in the new year. The San Antonio Report took a look at five of the most important questions facing the arts and entertainment communities as the new year arrives. 5. Will the restaurant industry be able to lure workers back? In 2017, San Antonio achieved rare status as a national  

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    22 arts-and-entertainment events for 2022

    The once-simple act of attending an arts-and-entertainment event became impossible in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. When going to concerts, plays and movies became a thing again, there remained a host of challenges. Does the venue require proof of vaccine? Am I required to wear a mask? If I’m not required to wear a mask should I wear one anyway? Is it even worth the risk to go out in public while the pandemic is still here? Those questions won’t disappear as 2022 begins and we move toward the two-year anniversary of the pandemic’s arrival in March.  

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