“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
― George Orwell, 1984.
The world may be at a temporary standstill, but artists around the world are not. They are finding ways to circumvent the closings of galleries, exhibitions, museums … by often gathering online to offer us entertainment from their places of confinement. Find them on Facebook, and often, notifications of “impromptu” concerts will pop up, showing artists performing from their homes. I’d say that that is pretty cool.
Others have been offering free programs on streaming channels. Andrew Lloyd Webber recently announced he would offer a Broadway performance every weekend during the duration of the pandemic, starting today with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coat,” starring Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, David Attenborough (Yes THE David Attenborough) and many others. Thank you, Andrew Lloyd Webber. So, tune in today at 1 PM (I am not sure if it is local time or not but if it is in Euro time, add 6 hours to view it in the US) All shows will be available for 48 hours. New shows will be announced on the youtube channel @https://www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon! Enjoy!!
Due to COVID-19, galleries, art shops, exhibitions were ordered to close their doors for the time being, as