Broadcast Museum reopens Friday

THEATER/PERFORMING ARTS

LOS ANGELES — The six-year fan campaign for a standalone Black Widow movie was paying off: at long last, a film would put Scarlett Johansson’s popular Avenger front and center. And, like many of Marvel’s biggest spectacles, it was set to open the weekend of May 1.

Remember way back when, in those innocent days (or nights) when seeing a live performance could send your spirit swooping and soaring somewhere just outside your body, and you could feel psychically transported onstage with the singers and dancers, vicariously belting your cares away? When y…

Refusing to be upstaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, ArtsView Children’s Theatre in Longview has become one of many in the arts world providing entertainment by way of the internet and social media.

When the Longview Museum of Fine Arts became a victim of social distancing and shelter-at-home orders, Executive Director Tiffany Jehorek decided if the public couldn’t go to the museum, the museum would go to the public — virtually, that is.

Just like you, playwright William Shakespeare got stuck at home for long periods of time because people were sick. (He lived in England during the 16th and 17th centuries, when the problem was bubonic plague, not the novel coronavirus.) So how did he spend his time? By writing some of the mo…

There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club’s Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media have had discussions about everything from a Dwayne Johnson earthquake film to Faye Dunaway’s turn as Joan Crawford in “Mommie Dearest.”

It may seem counterintuitive to re-watch shows in the era of Too Much TV, but certain occasions — weeks of social distancing, for example — can be ameliorated by returning to bygone favorites. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to the shows we think are worth watching a second (or…

It’s been five years since Robert Durst made a shocking apparent confession in the final episode of HBO’s “The Jinx.” Months later, Netflix’s flawed but engrossing “Making a Murderer” became a streaming sensation. Television’s true-crime space has exploded in the years since, with both docum…

WASHINGTON — Jean Bley was 16 when she rode the bus with the other seniors from Margaretville High School in Upstate New York to see the cherry blossoms for the first time.

Checking area events off your things-to-do list isn’t much of an option these days as many activities have either been canceled or rescheduled because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, which has resulted in a ban on large gatherings.

The Zonta Antique Show and Sale will draw vendors and visitors from around the country when it returns this weekend to the Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview.

Robin Eubanks, a Grammy Award-winning trombonist who has collaborated with musical greats Barbra Streisand and the Rolling Stones among others, will be the guest artist and clinician at Tyler Junior College’s 16th annual Jazz Festival.

Longview’s sesquicentennial celebration will deliver two weeks of spring break fun for children with the Junior League of Longview’s 150 Passport Program, March 6-21.

Industry tours, equipment displays and hands-on activities for children will demonstrate what makes Longview work, during the annual Big Techs and Little Big Techs industry showcase events on Saturday.