60 Minutes Segment On Covid and the Live Arts

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60 Minutes Segment On Covid and the Live Arts

Post by lennygoran » Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:20 pm

60 Minutes Segment On Covid and the Live Arts

I've been taping and DVRing this show for maybe the last 40 years-enjoyed this segment very much including the Met and Anthony Roth Costanzo. Regards, Len


Jon Wertheim reports on how New York's performing artists are returning to the stage with the help of organizations like NY PopsUp.

"Giving new zest to the term showstopper, the pandemic sure did a number on the performing arts — and just when we needed them most. Live music, dance and theater help us to process collective trauma, to make sense of loss and fear. But the same intimacy and shared experience that make the performing arts so special have made them singularly awful for COVID-times. There is an economic toll to putting the performing arts on mute… especially in New York, where they bring in billions and where Broadway alone sells more tickets than all the city's pro sports teams combined. But what about the loss in value that can't be measured? As show business reimagines its role post-COVID in the city that never sleeps, we consulted three dazzling talents at the top of their games, doing their best to improvise. "

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes ... 021-04-25/

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Re: 60 Minutes Segment On Covid and the Live Arts

Post by maestrob » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:45 am

Excellent idea to post this, Len. :D

Research that I have cited earlier here from a few years ago shows that about 50% of New York City's economy springs from music that happens here in the Big Apple, including streaming services and hotel stays. Music is the lifeblood of our city, and our economy has been hammered by its loss during the pandemic.

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