Centuries-old passion play returns after pandemic break

OBERAMMERGAU – Almost 400 years ago, the Catholic residents of a small Bavarian village vowed to perform a play of “the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ”…

Adele postpones Las Vegas residency, citing pandemic impact

LONDON – Adele has postponed a 24-date Las Vegas residency hours before it was to start, citing delivery delays and coronavirus illness in her crew. The chart-topping British singer said…

Maine cinemas clawing back amid pandemic

The success of recent holiday blockbusters has some movie theater owners in Maine cautiously optimistic that people are indeed coming back to the movies after the pandemic drove them away.…

Spain’s Christmas lottery offers a distraction from pandemic

MADRID – Spaniards looking for a respite from the pandemic’s gloom and doom are turning their attention Wednesday to a rite that for more than two centuries has marked the…

Local comic book publisher finds audience during pandemic

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The idea began as a conversation among friends holding beers in Long Beach apartments.  Their plan was to create their own universe with superheroes, villains and…

Christmas light events make a return amid pandemic

LOS ANGELES — While public health officials are urging residents to continue to be cautious after identifying several cases of the omicron variant in the state, there are still many…

After pandemic hiatus, Springfield’s Nutcracker returns

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO — Like each December, the appears of clacking pointe shoes, wooden sword fights and acquainted melodies at the time again loaded the smaller rehearsal room at the Ohio…

PODCAST: Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 30 brings iconic moments, pandemic precautions and pumpkin guts (Ep. 110)

It is time to get your spook on. It is the 30th 12 months for Halloween Horror Nights at Common Studios. Orlando Sentinel tourism reporters Dewayne Bevil and Katie Rice…

Opera Orlando’s Summer Concert Series kicks off their most ambitious season yet, even after an extreme pandemic pivot | Live Active Cultures | Orlando

Soon after all the modern drama involving Mad Cow Theatre and CFEA, it was a refreshing alter to protect a key area cultural organization that’s not only built it by…

A pandemic Olympics, without all the crowds: What gets lost?

TOKYO – Any sporting celebration is, at its coronary heart, a display. It has the actors on middle stage, carrying out for the rest of us. It has the spectators,…