CORONAVIRUS – DRIVE-INS
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of us to do things past generations used to do regularly – like spend lots of family time together and eat at home. The people who set up the Tribeca Film Festival are looking to add another old-school activity to the mix: going to a drive-in theater. Tribeca Enterprises is hooking up with IMAX and AT&T to have movies shown at existing drive-in theaters or at what it calls “other exclusive venues.” The first of the events is set for June 25. And Tribeca says it won’t just be movies; it says its summer programming will include music and sporting events.
CBS ANNOUNCES FALL SCHEDULE
LOS ANGELES (AP) – CBS has announced its fall schedule – and if you liked what the network aired this past season, you should be happy with the new lineup. CBS says 23 of its current shows will be back. The list includes hits like “All Rise,” “Young Sheldon” and “Evil.” Now that it has decided on a lineup, the challenge for CBS and the other TV networks is how to get the shows produced. The coronavirus outbreak has shut Hollywood down. And there’s no timetable for when production might resume.
FAMED BEAT POET MICHAEL McCLURE DIES
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – One of the most famous of the Beat poets has died. Michael McClure died on Tuesday in Oakland, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. He was 87 – and the paper says he suffered a stroke last year. Back in 1955, McClure helped organize the famous Six Gallery beat poetry reading – and read at a 1967 event in San Francisco that launched the Summer of Love. During his more than 60-year career, McClure published more than 30 books of poetry, plays and anthologies.
NFL LAYS OUT PLANS FOR KICKING OFF POSSIBLE SEASON
UNDATED (AP) – While the NBA, Major League Baseball and the NHL remain idle because of the coronavirus outbreak, the NFL is taking some baby steps toward kicking off its season. The league has set up protocols for having teams open their facilities – and told the teams the provisions need to be in place by May 15. The outline sent to teams was obtained by The Associated Press. And it says the first phase is to have a limited number of non-player personnel approved to show up at team facilities. The league says a plan that would see players begin to return hasn’t yet been developed.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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