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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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    Colorado Springs high school football coach now the star of HGTV home improvement show | Arts & Entertainment

    Just like the other offers to be a TV star, Tom Reber tried to ignore this one. “I blew it off for months,” he said. He didn’t even think it was legitimate. After gaining a sizable following on social media and through his podcasts and YouTube videos, the Colorado Springs-based home renovation coach is used to getting strange messages and offers that didn’t feel right for him. So when a representative from a production company found him on YouTube, Reber figured it was a scam. “This guy reached out saying, ‘We’ve got the idea for a new show,’”  

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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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    Indianapolis’ Bottleworks Hotel, nearby arts district art deco gem

    Indianapolis — The art deco era was a time of beautiful and lavish — some might even say indulgent — architectural design, extending from icons such as the Chrysler Building in New York City to the largest soda pop bottling plant in the world, the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Indianapolis. Although the bottling plant relocated 50 years ago, the building, restored to its gleaming, art deco glory, reopened this year as the Bottleworks Hotel, anchoring the Bottleworks arts and entertainment district (www.bottleworksdistrict.com). The hotel is a great place for travelers to indulge themselves for an evening or two  

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