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Broadway Ticket Buyers and The John Gore Organization Donate $1 Million To BC/EFA

When theaters across the country shut down in March, countless theater fans who had previously purchased tickets to Broadway and national touring shows suddenly had their plans canceled. In an act of unparalleled generosity, Broadway Across America gave purchasers the option to donate the value of their unused tickets to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The John Gore Organization this week added to their customers’ goodwill, bringing the total donation to Broadway Cares to an astounding $1 million.

“We are overwhelmingly grateful for the staggering generosity of our ticket buyers,” said John Gore, owner and CEO of the John Gore Organization. “It is wonderful to see thousands of individuals making the choice to support those in need.”

“When we launched this initiative, we understood we had a unique opportunity to help, but we had no idea how many people would contribute their tickets and join in our efforts to help the

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Wilson Cruz and Margaret Cho Help Raise Funds for the Queer Film Organization

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Outfest’s holiday fundraiser “’Twas the Night Before Give-Mas” on Monday night featured appearances by prominent LGBTQIA+ leaders and creatives, including Wilson Cruz, Margaret Cho, Charlie Carver, Candis Cayne, Alexandra Billings and “Veneno” star Jedet.

The evening helped raise funds for Outfest initiatives, including OutSet, a joint collaboration with the Los Angeles LGBT Center that empowers queer youth to share stories through film; the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, which documents LGBTQIA+ history and Outfest Fusion People of Color Festival celebrating queer filmmakers of color. The event was co-sponsored by Variety and hosted by the magazine’s senior culture and events editor Marc Malkin. It was produced by Kyle Shea, who also co-wrote and co-directed with Mav Viola.

The line-up also included remarks and performances by Steve Canals, Ian Harvie, Cheyenne Jackson, Gretchen Wylder, Nikki and Jill Goldstein, Nneka Onuorah, Jeremy Glazer, Ally Pankiw, Shakina Nayfack

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Baltimore nonprofit organization trains youth in film and media

Tellington’s portfolio includes short films detailing the lack of African Americans in astronomy and photography capturing students and teachers affected by Philadelphia’s underfunded schools.

Wide Angle works to share experiences and perspectives of the city’s youth to help challenge stereotypes in media from advertising campaigns to Hollywood script writing. The students’ photography, videos, public service campaigns and other media have reached an audience of 2 million people around the world.

“Wide Angle is always a proving ground for how to leverage the arts,” said Tellington, 33, a graduate of Baltimore School for the Arts. “Wide Angle matches the hustle that a lot of Baltimore kids have to have with real, tangible skills.

“You are given tools, and you learn how systems work.”

Susan Malone, the group’s director, said the events of the year, from the disparate impact of the pandemic on racial minorities to police-involved killings of African Americans, have

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WHO drops censorship of words ‘Taiwan’ and ‘China’ on social media after backlash | World Health Organization

The World Health Organisation has removed social media filters which were censoring the words “Taiwan” and “China” from its Facebook page after an online backlash, but said the blocks were because of an “onslaught” of cyber attacks.

The about-face comes amid intense criticism over China’s continued blocking of Taiwan – which has gone more than 215 days without a local case of Covid-19 – from participation in meetings of the WHO’s decision-making body, the World Health Assembly.

This week internet users began reporting the WHO’s Facebook page would not allow comments that included the word Taiwan. The Guardian’s attempts to post comments found it was also blocking the word “China”. Posters began replacing characters in the word to get past the censors, including “ⓉⒶⒾⓌⒶⓃ ​ ⒸⒶⓃ ⒽⒺⓁⓅ”, or using the island’s former name, “Formosa”.

Taiwan’s foreign ministry said the block ran contrary to the neutrality the WHO should be upholding,

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Who won Arizona? Why the call differs by media organization.

By Wednesday afternoon, news organizations differed on their projections on who would win Arizona’s 11 electoral college votes.



a person holding a sign: Voters deliver their ballot to a polling station, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)


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Voters deliver their ballot to a polling station, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

That’s because each organization makes its own determination on calling races for the states. Fox News was the first major one to project former vice president Joe Biden would win Arizona, a call that came at 11:20 p.m., Tuesday and infuriated Trump campaign aides. The Associated Press followed suit at 2:50 a.m.

Fox and AP also differ from their counterparts in the data they use to do their analyses; the organizations came together after 2016 to hire a University of Chicago-affiliated research operation. AP VoteCast, which debuted in the 2018 midterms, is also used by NPR, PBS NewsHour, Univision, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal – all of which

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Daryl Morey thanks Rockets organization and fans in full-page newspaper ad

Daryl Morey, longtime general manager of the Houston Rockets, announced on Thursday that he’s stepping down from his position and leaving the team. But he couldn’t leave without saying thank you to the Rockets organization and all the fans who have stood by the team.

How better to do that than in a full-page newspaper ad?

Dear Rockets fans,

Thank you for an amazing 14 years. Your love, support and energy has meant the world to me.

My family and I came to Houston as yankees, nervous about how the city would welcome us and honored that Leslie Alexander had trusted me to run a legendary franchise. I came into an organization with Hall of Fame players Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady already in place and a championship legacy built by Houston legends like Hakeem Olajuwan and Clyde Drexler. Walking into work on the first day was exciting, daunting, and

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