Musicals out, one-man plays in: Broadway gets creative waiting for show to go on

(Reuters) – Television can fake it, movie audiences can wear masks, but a live theatre performance like “Romeo and Juliet” needs real actors kissing and fighting rivals in front of real people. Theatre, especially large-scale musicals and romantic dramas on … Continue reading Musicals out, one-man plays in: Broadway gets creative waiting for show to go on

The end of the open plan office? Workspaces get post-pandemic makeovers

(Reuters) – One-way corridors, buffer zones around desks, and clear plastic screens to guard against colleagues’ coughs and sneezes may become office standards after coronavirus stay-at-home orders are lifted, say occupational experts. FILE PHOTO: An empty office space is seen … Continue reading The end of the open plan office? Workspaces get post-pandemic makeovers

A scarf a day turns Dr. Birx into pop culture star at COVID-19 daily briefings

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump listens as White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx speaks during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (Reuters) – U.S. coronavirus … Continue reading A scarf a day turns Dr. Birx into pop culture star at COVID-19 daily briefings

Arias in open air as opera singers surprise Washington D.C. area park goers

(Reuters) – Two opera singers have been delighting visitors to Washington, D.C. area parks with strolling duets during the coronavirus lockdown. Lori Sen, who teaches voice at local colleges, said she and roommate Erica Marie Ferguson, a music student at … Continue reading Arias in open air as opera singers surprise Washington D.C. area park goers

Quarantine with Rube Goldberg: California family builds ultimate domino effect machine

(Reuters) – Isolation at home inspired one California family to build an elaborate two-story Rube Goldberg machine, and it probably didn’t hurt that mom is a high school science teacher. The contraption included books, an exercise ball, baseball bat and … Continue reading Quarantine with Rube Goldberg: California family builds ultimate domino effect machine