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NEAR TRUTHS: OFF AND RUNNING
The lay of the land at the top of the year (1/21a)
O-ROD MANAGEMENT
IN PLAY?
America's most wanted (1/20a)
HITS LIST GETS ANIMATED
Lin-Manuel and Ken sing in harmony, inspiring industry applause. (1/21a)
MEAT LOAF,
1947-2022
The dashboard light has dimmed. (1/21a)
SONG REVENUE: SOME ENCHANTED DAWN
Winning hands in the early action (1/20a)
OOH, LAS VEGAS
You're gonna make a poor boy outta me.
HOW I WISH THAT THERE WERE MORE
...than 24 hours in a day.
PALMS SWEAT, BLACKJACK
on a Saturday night
SIN CITY
Lamborginis and caviar Dry martinis, Shangri-La
Blighty Beat
U.K. EVENTS RESULTS RELEASED
6/28/21

Nine events in the first phase of the U.K. Government's Events Research Programme recorded just 28 cases of COVID-19 among 58k participants. Despite the positive results, the Government's report cautions that spread of the Delta variant could increase infection figures at future events.

The U.K. Government published the results following legal action from the live music business, which is calling further delays in reopening “completely unfair.”

The study gathered data from events, which included The BRIT Awards (pictured), on behavior, movement, ventilation and testing. Results show that with mitigating factors, such as social distancing, face coverings and staggered entry and exit times, events can be conducted more safely at increased capacities while maintaining a low risk of transmission.

Greg Parmley, CEO of trade body LIVE, said it’s “completely unfair that our industry finds itself stuck in seemingly interminable rounds of research before we can open when no such research is being done for other places, such as restaurants, shops or public transport. “With sensible mitigations, including simple COVID-certification, there is no reason why we should not be able to reopen on 19 July."

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