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Coronavirus brings entertainment world to a standstill

Coronavirus brings entertainment world to a standstill

NEW YORK — The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, cancelling upcoming movies, suspending all Broadway performances and scuttling concert tours until it's safe to welcome crowd
Global concert industry in flux as coronavirus spreads

Global concert industry in flux as coronavirus spreads

NEW YORK — Multi-platinum rock band Third Eye Blind had never cancelled a tour, even when its members “all had salmonella poisoning and we were all green and vomiting,” as bandleader Stephan Jenkins put it.
Virus testing is a 'failing,' leaving cases uncounted

Virus testing is a 'failing,' leaving cases uncounted

NEW YORK — Seven weeks have passed since the first U.S. case of coronavirus was announced, and the government is failing to account for what could be thousands of additional infections because of ongoing problems with testing.

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide.

Broadway shuts its doors over ongoing coronavirus concerns

New York's governor ordered all Broadway theatres to shut their doors in the face of ongoing coronavirus concerns, plunging into darkness one of the city's most popular tourist attractions and causing turmoil in the run-up to the Tony Awards. Gov.
Broadway shuts its doors over ongoing coronavirus concerns

Broadway shuts its doors over ongoing coronavirus concerns

New York's governor ordered all Broadway theatres to shut their doors in the face of ongoing coronavirus concerns, plunging into darkness one of the city's most popular tourist attractions and causing turmoil in the run-up to the Tony Awards. Gov.
Canadian Screen Awards brace for 'disastrous' financial impact after cancellation

Canadian Screen Awards brace for 'disastrous' financial impact after cancellation

TORONTO — The COVID-19 pandemic gripping the world also rocked Canada's film and TV industry Thursday when organizers behind the Canadian Screen Awards cancelled this month's star-studded event and braced for a "disastrous" financial fallout.
'Flatten the curve': The graph health officials say is key to managing COVID-19

'Flatten the curve': The graph health officials say is key to managing COVID-19

Health officials are chanting a common refrain in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Canada needs to "flatten the curve.
Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall cancel performances

Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall cancel performances

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled performances and rehearsals through March 31 because of the coronavirus. The move was announced Thursday, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a suspension of travel to the U.S.
Tour, festival cancellations ramp up due to virus outbreak

Tour, festival cancellations ramp up due to virus outbreak

Tours, awards shows, conventions and festivals are announcing cancellations and postponements daily due to the new coronavirus outbreak, causing a major impact on entertainment events both in the States and elsewhere.