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Six trailblazing women to share personal stories in special event

Visionaries. Iconoclasts. Founders.

On Aug. 18, the USA TODAY Network will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment with a storytelling event featuring six powerful women, from national leaders to hometown sheroes.

The USA TODAY Network assembled expert panels representing the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the five permanently inhabited territories, to select more than 500 women who’ve made a major difference in American life since the amendment passed. From those, a national panel of experts selected 100 who best exemplify the progress, grit and courage that have advanced women’s lives for the past 100 years. 

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“I hope that this project exposes people to women they didn’t read about in their history books or see on television,” project director and one of USA TODAY’s managing editors Philana Patterson told Nicole Carroll, editor in chief of USA TODAY. “We’ve

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L.A. Times Festival Of Books Going Digital For Fall Event, Casting Wary Eye At Spring 2021

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, canceled from its usual spring slot by the pandemic, is going virtual for a fall event.

Originally set for April and then bumped to an anticipated Oct. 3-4 run, the event now will be held online instead of at the University of Southern California campus.

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The country’s largest book festival is now scheduled to start Oct. 18. It will continue over four weeks rather than its traditional two days, but will still have author panels, readings and other events.

The full programming schedule will be announced in mid-September.

“Over the years, festival-goers have listened to Eric Carle read about a ravenous caterpillar; the late Congressman John Lewis discuss his lifelong work for racial equality; Julie Andrews reminisce about the Swiss Alps; Luis J. Rodriguez wax poetic about life in Los Angeles; Viet Thanh Nguyen expound on reclaiming historical narratives; Padma

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Your Guide to Getting the Most Out of SDCC’s First Virtual Event

The Con must go on.

For the first time in its 50-year history, San Diego Comic-Con is going completely virtual due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with [email protected] officially kicking off on Thursday, July 23. So no, you won’t get to be in the same room as your favorite movie and TV stars, but you will be able to avoid long lines and have access to free panels all from the comfort of your own couch.

“Although conditions prevent celebrating in person, the show, as they say, must go on,” spokesperson David Glanzer said in a June statement after the organizers announced their decision to make 2020’s SDCC a virtual event. “With [email protected], SDCC hopes to deliver the best of the Comic-Con experience and a sense of its community to anyone with an internet connection and an interest in all aspects of pop culture.”

And the stars are still coming out

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Live event workers call for federal relief

America’s live event and entertainment businesses came to a screeching halt this year when most states imposed restrictions on large gatherings because of COVID-19. Now, many say their industry feels forgotten, and they need financial relief to survive.

Brad Dunnum has owned ARIA Show Technology in western Michigan since 1999, employing 10 people who provide sound, lighting, video and other services for live events. But the pandemic forced Dunnum to lay all of them off in June.

“We’re not seen or heard a lot because we’re behind the scenes,” Dunnum said. “When nobody notices us that means we’ve done a good job … and because of that, a lot of folks have forgotten about us.”

Nearly 17 million people were employed in the leisure and hospitality industry, which includes the live events industry, at the beginning of 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number dropped sharply to

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Will Smith, Princess Diana & Ferrari Pics Among Lineup For Unprecedented Online Event

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The unprecedented Cannes virtual market is underway and there are a surprisingly large number of pre-sale titles on offer.

Big-canvas projects such as Will Smith starrer Emancipation and Michael Mann movie Ferrari will be on sale alongside action-thrillers like Gerard Butler movie Kandahar and Nick Jonas title The Blacksmith, adventure pics like Arthur The King, dramas such as James Gray’s starry Armageddon Time and genre fare like Elisabeth Moss movie Run Rabbit Run. There are a handful of intriguing prospects still to be announced and we’re also seeing recent deals being revealed for Cannes Official Selection movies.

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The large volume of pre-sale titles seems counter-intuitive amid coronavirus uncertainty and has taken many by surprise but the pandemic has meant talent have had time to read material and with schedules in flux, there may be opportunities for more

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