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The humanities and the organizations that support them. These stories center on the enjoyment and understanding of the humanities and visual, performing, and folk arts, as well as on organizations that promote the appreciation of historical events. Topics include museums and halls of fame; historic preservation; groups of artists, performers, entertainers, writers, and scholars; and programs that promote artistic and cultural expression.

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A Native American Clinic Gives Doses of Cultural Healing During COVID-19

U.S. News & World Report

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The Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis is utilizing telehealth practices to treat both the medical and spiritual needs of the community and its patients. Although the "spiritual-meets-traditional care program" was already in place and had received funding before the coronavirus pande...

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No ‘take-out' option: How are metro Detroit's music venues surviving?

Metromode

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The music industry has been uniquely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as described by the co-owner of a boutique music venue in Lake Orion who says, "We were the first to close and will be the last to re-open." To adapt to the constraints of the pandemic and generate revenue, artists and bus...

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The Pandemic is Resurrecting India's Folk Arts by Forcing Performers to Make Their Online Debut

Vice

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Shaale.com is an online platform that hosts performances and learning content on classical and folk arts from India. The coronavirus pandemic meant lost income for most of the country’s performers, especially those in rural areas. So many have figured out ways to monetize their arts by putting th...

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Harvard medical student knocks down a big barrier to COVID-19 info

The Boston Globe

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A volunteer organization is helping to address a language barrier as it pertains to COVID-19 by translating and distributing public health information in the native languages of tribes. Although this is not as simple as translating word-for-word since some of the words do not exist in the local d...

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Drag Queens and Restaurateurs: An Unlikely Partnership Amid the Pandemic

NYC Reopens

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In New York, restaurateurs who have struggled to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic are partnering with drag performers who have lost work due to the pandemic to offer patrons a new dining experience while also trying to increase business. The dining performances are offered outdoors and som...

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The Big Dance: Saving the Great Bear Rainforest

The Tyee

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Finding common ground between environmentalists, logging companies, and indigenous communities to protect the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada took years of discussion and even a dance at an Elton John concert. But these groups were able to negotiate an agreement to make 3.1 million hectares of ra...

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