We thought it would be helpful to periodically summarize what’s out there to calm the storm of information that seems to be swirling around us. So here is a resource list focusing on mental health, wellness and financial assistance to help soften the impact of COVID on all our lives.
THE CANCELED SHOWS: TPC, Alli Wodar, Amanda LaForest on Exotica Music & Tiki Eva Ave rescues some tunes from the cracks of COVIDby Eva Avenue
St. Pete, FL | Mar 29, 2020
Eva Avenue plays music by musicians who had shows canceled due to COVID19 concerns. See artists’ links below, in the order they appeared, to find out more!
Pyragraph LIVE: Processing the Pandemic Peri talks with Andrew Fearnside, Ryan Goodman and Ruth Doveby Peri Pakroo
Albuquerque, NM, US | Mar 27, 2020
We hope you’re well and wanted to focus a show on the question: How is the pandemic affecting us culturally, socially and psychologically? Host Peri Pakroo invited artist and mental health counselor (and artist/muralist) Andrew Fearnside, sociologist (and drummer) Ryan Goodman, and arts organizer (and linguist) Ruth Dove to Zoom in and chat about it.
Eva Avenue shares more songs from bands who’ve had to COVID-cancel shows or tours. If you like what you hear, go to their page and support an artist today! Titles and links below.Read More
Many of us are stuck in isolation, unable to share or promote our work in the ways originally planned like tours, festivals, conferences, etc., so I was thinking it might be of help to offer a way to spread the word digitally about what’s happening with your work.Read More
Filmmaker Alejandro Montoya Marin is in the finishing stages of producing his second feature, Millennium Bugs. It was supposed to screen at SXSW, and Antonio was slated to participate on a panel about independent filmmaking — but a nasty pathogen has thwarted his plans.Read More
Guest Blogger Lara Segura of Keshet shares: “I find that dance, as a nonverbal art form, can make subjects that may be difficult to discuss less abrasive and more accessible. My aim with National Water Dance is to invite the community to share their thoughts, words, and movements about the universal right to clean water.”Read More
Host Peri Pakroo talks with Billy McCall about his new book, Four-Year Depression, shitshow politics, and using art to build new concepts and new realities.Read More
We are hoping that we can recover these fumbles and reach a new generation of women. For this reason, we also took the time to modernize language and thinking about gender within the book, to include nonbinary and transgender people.Read More
“It was kind of surreal and didn’t sink in how crazy and legendary the room was when we were there. It almost doesn’t feel like OMG I was in the same room as Elvis and Johnny Cash; there is some kind of vibe in the room that I can’t describe.”Read More
John Fugelsang is in Albuquerque to perform “Unpresidented: The true story of a comedian trying to raise a toddler while his country was electing one” and we were lucky enough to get him into the Pyragraph LIVE studio (a.k.a. my office) to talk about comedy, politics, religion, and how he’s pulled all those elements and more into his unique creative career.Read More