La Cañada Flintridge Update Regarding Music In The Park Canceled Through End Of August

Each year the City hosts the Music in the Park Summer Concert Series. The outdoor concert series invites the community to enjoy live music at Memorial Park beginning on Memorial Weekend. This year has been a challenging year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The City continues to work on responding to the pandemic by prioritizing […]

New York Independent Venues Form Group to Fight for Federal COVID-19 Relief

While the music industry has turned to livestreaming as a way to mitigate some of the effects of concert and tour cancellations, virtual concerts — while potentially lucrative for some — have yet to become a viable source of revenue for venues. According to NYIVA, the average New York venue’s monthly profit from livestreams, merchandise […]

Dark side of wine labeling: A California winemaker’s Oregon controversy

I first heard about the controversy surrounding California winemaker Joe Wagner’s Oregon wine labels through Christine Clair, the director of Willamette Valley Vineyards, a winery that — understandably — took special issue with Wagner’s use of terms like “Willamette Valley” on his Pinot Noir labels despite not actually qualifying to use the Willamette Valley AVA. […]

Spotlight: Market fairness a mere pretext used in Washington’s TikTok ban

“It offers a blueprint for others around the world to think, ‘Maybe we don’t trust the way that Silicon Valley companies are handling our data, so let’s just ban them, too … If we are increasingly closed out of markets around the world and access to that data because we’ve helped create a blueprint for […]

Analysis: Fact checking recent statements from Trump on protests, Seattle, health care

THE FACTS: Not so. First, this year’s numbers are not compiled. Also, FBI statistics show the violent crime rate was lower in 2014 than in 2018, the most recent year recorded. Also, crime overall was substantially lower in the 1950s and 1960s, grew after that and has been on a downward trend since the 1990s, […]

Frog Fractions 2 brings absurdist humour, wonder to Kickstarter

While the Kickstarter page is smothered in bizarre gags and little actual information, Crawford did break character to give us a little actual info about this ambitiously silly project. “Most Kickstarters are very detailed about what you’re paying for, but the nature of this one is that you’re paying for a surprise,” the developer explained. […]