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Clint Bowyer ‘Thinks It’s Time’ To Put NASCAR Fans Back In The Stands, Famously Isn’t An Epidemiologist

Two weeks ago NASCAR returned to racing after a lengthy hiatus due to the international spread and subsequent breakdown of society caused by the covid-19 virus. Now Barstool-sponsored Stewart-Haas Ford driver Clint Bowyer is whining about how its not as fun to race without fans in the stands, and has unilaterally…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Clint Bowyer ‘Thinks It’s Time’ To Put NASCAR Fans Back In The Stands, Famously Isn’t An Epidemiologist

Two weeks ago NASCAR returned to racing after a lengthy hiatus due to the international spread and subsequent breakdown of society caused by the covid-19 virus. Now Barstool-sponsored Stewart-Haas Ford driver Clint Bowyer is whining about how its not as fun to race without fans in the stands, and has unilaterally…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Clear Skies Are a Cover-Up for India’s Fossil Fuel Expansion

With blue skies in Delhi and the Himalayas peeking out of Punjab’s smog, you’d be forgiven for thinking covid-19 has inadvertently cleaned up pollution-choked parts of India, the world’s third largest emitter and home to its most polluted cities. Instead, in the months leading up to India’s lockdown, Prime Minister…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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New survey claims 82% of concertgoers ready to return to live events

Since the music and live events industry effectively shuttered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, both organizers and attendees have scrambled to adjust to the new normal imposed by socially distant measures. Now, a new survey conducted by Festicket confirms the collective itch of attendees to return to events. The festival platform surveyed over […]

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New survey claims 82% of concertgoers ready to return to live events

Since the music and live events industry effectively shuttered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, both organizers and attendees have scrambled to adjust to the new normal imposed by socially distant measures. Now, a new survey conducted by Festicket confirms the collective itch of attendees to return to events. The festival platform surveyed over […]

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New survey claims 82% of concertgoers ready to return to live events

Since the music and live events industry effectively shuttered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, both organizers and attendees have scrambled to adjust to the new normal imposed by socially distant measures. Now, a new survey conducted by Festicket confirms the collective itch of attendees to return to events. The festival platform surveyed over […]

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As Streamers Spread Dangerous Conspiracy Theories, Twitch Does Little To Stop Them

In the past few days, an alarming headline has made the rounds: “Half of Fox News viewers think Bill Gates is using pandemic to microchip them, survey suggests.” This idea is nonsense, of course, but coronavirus conspiracy theories have spread almost like the virus itself across the meticulously calibrated algorithmic…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Coachella reportedly asking artists to rebook to 2021

Coachella made headlines earlier this year as one of the first festivals to reschedule their annual event, due to the imminent spread of COVID-19. Many promoters quickly followed suit, attempting to rebook their event to a future date in hopes of still hosting the 2020 event. However according to Bloomberg, Coachella’s festival organizers are reportedly […]

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Ibiza to resume admitting international travelers in July

A trip to the White Isle is no longer out of the question for individuals hoping to party in Ibiza this summer, following a statement from Spain’s president, Pedro Sánchez, declaring that the country will resume admitting foreign tourists on July 1. “Spain receives more than 80 million visitors a year. I am announcing that […]

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Primavera Sound announces first wave of 2021 lineup: Gorillaz, Tame Impala, Disclosure, and more

The news has been littered with event postponement and cancellations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, however Barcelona’s Primavera Sound is making a different (sorely missed) kind of headline—a lineup announcement. Primavera was set to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020 after pushing the original festival dates from June to August. Festival organizers ultimately postponed […]

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A German club hosts first socially-distanced rave, signals to future of live events

Germany is leading the way when it comes to the experimentation for reopening music venues and club nights. After a Berlin nightclub began to reopen in the form of daytime beer gardens with music, a Münster-based nightclub has followed suit and thrown the world’s first socially distanced rave. The venue, called The Coconut Beach Club, […]

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Tel Aviv throws caution to the wind with 3,000 person outdoor concert

As government officials and health professionals await a flattening of the curve, the Israeli music industry is just about at wit’s end. Case in point is “Behind the Scenes: an Assembly of Solidarity,” an unofficial concert in Tel Aviv that realized the police can’t shut the event down if it’s being billed as a protest. […]

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Extended coronavirus impact on entertainment industry estimated at $160 billion

The impact of COVID-19 on the global entertainment industry will cost $160 billion over the next five years, reports research firm Ampere Analysis. Although segments of the industry have innovated in bringing content to digital formats, the widespread consequences of the novel coronavirus continue to affect key areas crucially. Delivered Thursday May 21, the report […]

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Extended coronavirus impact on entertainment industry estimated at $160 billion

The impact of COVID-19 on the global entertainment industry will cost $160 billion over the next five years, reports research firm Ampere Analysis. Although segments of the industry have innovated in bringing content to digital formats, the widespread consequences of the novel coronavirus continue to affect key areas crucially. Delivered Thursday May 21, the report […]

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Hertz’s Late-Night Bankruptcy Filing Sends Ripples Through The Auto Industry

After weeks of hardship due to decimated demand, the car rental giant Hertz filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy late Friday night. Hertz has been struggling to keep its head above water since the Covid-19 crisis began, and it seems the company has held out for as long as it could. Its fleets of used cars […]

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