2020 Witness Palestine Film Festival explores Middle East conflict, goes virtual | Movie Previews

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A scene from the documentary "Brooklyn, Inshallah," screening as part of this year's online edition of the Witness Palestine film series. - PHOTO PROVIDED

  • A scene from the documentary “Brooklyn, Inshallah,” screening as part of this year’s online edition of the Witness Palestine film series.

Like many other arts organizations this year, the Witness Palestine Film Festival has been forced to be flexible with their event plans for 2020. Typically held at The

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Amazon jumps into virtual tourism, offering live one-on-one experiences around the world

At left, Hongying Tang of HQ Tourism Services points to the Saint Lawrence River during a virtual tour of Quebec City as part of the Amazon Explore beta. At right, Daniela Elias of Signature Tours shows the empanadas she made during a one-on-one virtual cooking class from Buenos Aires.

One morning last week, I went on a walking tour of Quebec City with an experienced local tour guide, from the

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Jim Brickman to perform virtual holiday concert benefitting Playhouse Square

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Beloved songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman’s holiday shows have become a Playhouse Square tradition. That tradition will continue December 5, although things will look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In lieu of an in-person concert, the Grammy-nominated artist and Shaker Heights native will perform virtually from his downtown studio. The concert, part of his “Comfort & Joy at Home” tour, will feature songs from Brickman’s many

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Virtual school allows families to combo vacation amid COVID-19


A high school junior shares a glimpse of what digital learning is like during the coronavirus pandemic.


NEW YORK — In RVs, rental homes and five-star resorts, families untethered by the constraints of physical classrooms for their kids have turned the new school year into an extended summer vacation, some lured by the ailing hotel industry catering to parents with remote learners through “roadschooling” amenities.

With the

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Taking the Kids — on a virtual adventure

Are you ready to let the kids take the lead?

a group of people wearing costumes: History is Fun at Home virtual learning.

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History is Fun at Home virtual learning.

Clearly, they lead us in unexpected directions when we travel — whether vintage shopping, to a pop-up dinner in someone’s house, a museum you never would have considered visiting, a bike ride or hike…. the list goes on.

Since we are all grounded right now, let the kids lead us

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Zooming Into The Virtual New Norm Of Travel

As the travel industry awaits the new normal, and hopefully the old normal once again, technology, which in itself requires no mask and is subject to no travel restrictions, has been moving along at its standard exponential rate of growth. From the simplest Zoom meeting to the most advanced virtual reality experience, the irrepressive nature of humankind is once again adapting to its environment. Like the virus itself, the travel

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New York Wine Events’ 8th Annual NYC Autumn Wine & Food Festival Shifts to a Live Virtual Broadcast, October 16 & 17, 2020

New York Wine Events hosts its 8th Annual New York City Autumn Wine & Food Festival live online on Friday, Oct. 16 from 7pm-8:30pm and Saturday, Oct. 17th from 4pm-5:30pm. The virtual festival presented by Citi is offered free to the general public. Register/Info: NewYorkWineEvents.com

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New York Wine Events will host its 8th Annual New York City Autumn Wine & Food Festival on a

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Review: ‘Miranda’ Poses a Musical Mystery in Virtual Reality

Have we as a culture ever truly given the Sims their due? I suspect not. But after briefly stepping into a fabricated realm of airships and robots for my first virtual reality theater experiment, “Miranda: A Steampunk VR Experience,” I have a newfound respect for how those digital denizens of SimCity navigate a virtual unreality.

Plugging in, strapping in and booting up like Neo entering the Matrix, I used a

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Dear My Cat: Tips to help you in this therapeutic virtual pet sim | Articles


How to expand your cat pack

There are more than 100 anthropomorphic moggies for players to get to know in Dear My Cat. Each has their own unique backstory and endearing behaviours to observe, so to get the most out of the game, you’ll want to convince all of them to visit your island.

To encourage feline travellers to stop by, you’ll need to send out as many invites

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e3 Partners offers virtual mission trip to Lesbos after Moria camp fire

Greece (MNN) — We previously reported on the Moria refugee camp fire that left thousands homeless and living on the road in Lesbos, Greece. In an upcoming virtual mission trip, e3 Partners will be talking to Christian leaders helping the refugees during this difficult time.

People who go on this mission trip will talk to these Christians, pray for the refugees, and raise awareness about what is happening among the

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Expanding beyond the screen, Lexington teachers take students on virtual field trip to Disney World

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A click of the mouse has acted like a flick of the wrist with a magic wand for Charles England Elementary third graders, who are learning remotely. 

The Lexington school district students have been in virtually learning since the pandemic sent students home in March.

As a way to lift their student’s spirits, third grade teachers at Charles England have begun to take their students on virtual

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Around the World: Streamed Concert by Coreyah, Apollo Chamber Players’ Virtual Festival 20×2020, and More

Each week, we’ll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this

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Second annual Theatre Crude Fringe Festival goes virtual due to pandemic

The second annual Theatre Crude Fringe Festival will feature 12 companies hailing from across Oklahoma as well as New York City and Lubbock, Texas. Local productions will be recorded and broadcast in partnership with OKC artist collective Factory Obscura at its “Mix-Tape” experience on Automobile Alley.

“A lot of theater is maybe a new version of a story that has been told before, but with a fringe festival, they’re specifically

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Theatre Crude Fringe Festival goes virtual due to pandemic

At the 2019 Theatre Crude Fringe Festival, Perpetual Motion Dance performs "Water Won't Wait." [Photo by Abby Welch]
At the 2019 Theatre Crude Fringe Festival, Perpetual Motion Dance performs “Water Won’t Wait.” [Photo by Abby Welch]

A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman.

Like ‘climbing into a treehouse and discovering a speakeasy’
Second annual Theatre Crude Fringe Festival goes virtual due to pandemic

Rodney Brazil is cooking up something special for the Oklahoma City’s second annual fringe festival.

But the OKC

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Payouts Network CEO Keith Smith to Present at Co-Brand & Travel Reward Cards Virtual 2020

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BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Keith Smith, CEO of global leader in financial technology innovation, Payouts Network, will present on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Co-Brand and Travel Rewards 2020 as organized by Ai Events.

Smith, an industry expert and payment technology pioneer, has spent the past two

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Edwardsville Book Festival boasts six days of virtual activities

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Travel news: Planes, trains, museum exhibitions and the Virtual Travel and Leisure Show

A Via Rail train sits at Dorval station in Montreal on June 25, 2019.

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Looking for inspiration for a weekend respite? VIA Rail has increased departures on the Quebec City to Windsor corridor as of Sept. 1st, with more trains connecting Montreal, Kingston, Toronto, London and Sarnia and modified service on other routes. VIA Rail is currently offering full refunds for travel cancelled before Nov. 1.

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Cinemagic Film Festival to go virtual as it announces jam-packed October line-up

The 31st Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People is going ahead this year, albeit in a slightly different way than normal due to the current pandemic.

But the month-long programme  will still offer online opportunities for children, families, young adults and young filmmakers.

Alongside its virtual programme, the festival will offer a small series of in-cinema film screenings in support of #BackToCinemaNI to encourage audiences back to the ‘big

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The Anchorage Museum is back, with a monthslong virtual and outdoor festival about life in the north

What is normally a five-day annual festival has turned into a multi-discipline, monthslong event examining transitions and uncertainties of life in the north against the backdrop of pandemic.

Anchorage Museum has hosted North x North, a festival that explores northern culture and innovation, each year since 2017. In April, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic, and the museum temporarily shut its doors to the public, closing for three

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No passport. No ticket. Just a Virtual Reality headset to go around the world

Travel Trend: No passport. No ticket. Just a Virtual Reality headset to go around the world

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Travel Trend: No passport. No ticket. Just a Virtual Reality headset to go around the world

In 1935, not many had seen a pair of goggles which enabled “a movie that gives one sight and sound, taste, smell, and touch. You are in the story, you speak to the shadows (characters) and they reply. The story is all about you, and you are in it.” Well, there

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