Ticket donations are a boost, but for small, independent theaters the environment is still challenging. That’s especially true with the passage of Assembly Bill 5, California’s law intended to reduce worker misclassification by making it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors, and with recent increases in union minimums, said Deaf West Theatre Artistic Director David Kurs. The theater’s annual operating budget is typically around $300,000, Kurs said, but this year it will be about half of that. … [Read more...] about Refund or donation: Which do most ticket holders to COVID-canceled shows choose?
The time has come for Republicans in South Carolina to either clear the way to remove monuments or show their true colors, said Rivers, who spent nearly 40 years with the NAACP and is now a vice president with the civil rights group National Action Network. … [Read more...] about South Carolina, site of a church massacre 5 years ago today, protects its monuments to racist figures
“We should be laying out the reality of these things,” Johnson said. “Laying out the reality of how many — what is the level of black on black violence? We can certainly get upset; it is reprehensible about what happened to George Floyd, but what about all of the other murders since then? Where’s the outrage from black leaders on the part of black leaders to those murders? To Officer Dorn? To me, that is what my committee is trying to look at right now.” … [Read more...] about Exclusive–Ron Johnson Sounds Off After Tucker Carlson Bashes Him over Plan to Scrap Columbus Day: ‘Grossly Misreported’
NASCAR, the racing circuit popular in the conservative South, has banned the Confederate flag and stood behind one of its few Black drivers -- provoking a searing Trump Twitter attack on Monday. The Mississippi Legislature has passed a bill to cut the stars and bars from its state flag. And the Washington Redskins, which have for years disputed that their famous emblem is racist, are brainstorming for a new name -- a sign of the tsunami of change sent through the NFL after Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest police brutality. … [Read more...] about Trump turns clock back 155 years with Confederacy-inspired election strategy
During any other period in her nearly 30 years of selling real estate, Nina Hatvany, an agent with Compass in San Francisco, would have scoffed at putting a multimillion-dollar property on the market over the long Memorial Day weekend. … [Read more...] about The new rules of buying and selling a house in a coronavirus world