An Australian state banned singing and dancing during covid. Then Hillsong megachurch held a ‘youth camp.’
New South Wales state prohibited singing and dancing at music festivals and nightclubs amid a major surge in coronavirus infections, but religious events are exempt from the order.washingtonpost.com
Etsy: Connecting artists with buyers by the millions
Etsy: Connecting artists with buyers by the millions With more people shopping at home these days, the e-commerce site Etsy has allowed more than three million artists, designers, craftspeople and hobbyists to find markets for their work. Correspondent Nancy Giles talked with entrepreneurs who have turned their side interests into full-time jobs; and with Etsy CEO Josh Silverman, who discusses how the pandemic created an opportunity to connect creatives with customers.cbsnews.com
Hill Country artists to take part in Comfort Art Festival this month
Comfort, Texas – Paintings, jewelry, textiles and much more will be on display at this year’s Comfort Art Festival. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19. Artist displays will be featured outside Comfort restaurants, boutiques, specialty stores and antique shops throughout the downtown area. “The Comfort Art Festival has become a Hill Country tradition,” Julie Kuykendall, the event organizer said. "The Art Festival is a wonderful way for shoppers to learn more about Hill Country artists and build their personal art collections and for our merchants to support these artists who inspire us all by capturing the spirit and beauty of the Hill Country in their work.”More than a dozen artists will be participating in the event.
Corona Arts Relief Program formed to help local artists
Luminaria and the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts and Culture have put together the Corona Arts Relief Program to help each artist with $600 during this time when so many people are out of work. “All the theater work, I had a show at the Woodland Theater, recently, that I was music directing and it got postponed,” Ramirez said. So, he’s spreading the word about the arts relief program to his fellow musicians. “All her work is music and performance based.”Click here to fill out an application for the relief program. You can donate to the Corona Arts Relief Program by clicking here.
Kennedy Center honors five performing artists
Kennedy Center honors five performing artists The Kennedy Center celebrated five exceptional artists for their lifetime contributions to American culture. And Christian Bale speaks on his new movie, "Exodus: Gods and Kings." Suzanne Marques has those stories and more in today's Eye on Entertainmentcbsnews.com