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Princess Diana Musical to Premiere on Ne...

A musical based around the life of Princess Diana is heading to Netflix. The musical will premiere on the streaming service before it makes its Broadway debut in New York on May 25, 2021. A date for the musical to hit Netflix has not been announced yet, however.
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JK Rowling Releases Free Book Online For Kids

J.K. Rowling's free online book will be updated each day with new chapters. Kids can submit their drawings inspired by "The Ickabog" and have them featured in the print version of the book coming out later this fall.

Books
Crayola Releases New 'Colors of the World' Packs to Promote Inclusion and Creativity

Crayola announced the upcoming release of a new set of crayon colors. The special "Colors of the World" packs feature colors designed to represent over 40 different skin tones to mirror the vast array of skin tones, because "every child should be able to creatively and accurately color themselves into the world they see around them."

Art
Museums Challenge Each Other to Share Their #CreepiestObject, and It's So Disturbing ...

The Yorkshire Museum in England has closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that has not stopped them from engaging and keeping the knowledge going while at home. They have started weekly hashtag challenge #CURATORBATTLE, and it's all about getting super creepy with history.

World
'Burning Man' Festival Hoping to Go Virtual—And We're Not Sure What That Means

The annual Burning Man Festival has been canceled due to the coronavirus. But organizers are planning the Nevada festival to go virtual instead!

Events
Take a Look at This Amazing Toilet Paper Art!

From dresses to fine art and DIY crafts, toilet paper can do a lot off and on the roll.

Art
Double Feature: Life as Theatre Kids, Our Favorite Musicals, and More!

In Episode 7 of Double Feature, Kaitlyn and Kristina channel their inner theatre nerds, discuss their favorite Broadway productions of all-time, which musicals need to be adapted into movies, and more!

Entertainment
8 Vintage New Year's Cards That Take Strange to a New Level

From pigs to kids in a pot, these cards certainly wish some creepy tidings.

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Artist and Filmmaker Makes Amazing (and Funny) 'Sunset Selfies' Using Cardboard and Imagination

John Marshall's art is a bright spot in a tough time, even if the pictures are technically set during dusk.

Art
Princess Diana Musical to Premiere on Netflix Ahead of Broadway Debut

A musical based around the life of Princess Diana is heading to Netflix. The musical will premiere on the streaming service before it makes its Broadway debut in New York on May 25, 2021. A date for the musical to hit Netflix has not been announced yet, however.

Entertainment
London's 'Phantom of the Opera' Closes After 34-Year Run at Her Majesty's Theatre

After 34 years of playing out obsession, madness, vengeance, and heartache on the stage of Her Majesty's Theatre, which dates back to 1700s London (the current building was constructed in 1897), 'The Phantom of the Opera' has taken its final bow. Or has it?

Art
'Life in a Day': Be a Part of a Global YouTube Film Project on July 25 

A YouTube documentary is seeking footage of life from all over the world, taken on the same day.

Film
Teenager Spends the Summer Drawing Elaborate Chalk Murals So Her Brother Can 'Travel'

Fourteen-year-old Macaire Everett, of Libertyville, Illinois, began drawing some epic scenes of various places around the world in the family’s front yard with sidewalk chalk so that her little brother, Camden, 9, could "travel."

Art
Museums Are Sharing Their Best Bum Art in a Cheeky Social Media Challenge

The Yorkshire Museum in England recently launched the social media challenge, daring other museums to share their best examples of art portraying a butt. The results are nothing short of fascinating!

Art
Watch This Electrifying Version of 'Africa' by Toto Being Played on Tesla Coils

This version of "Africa" by Tot is played 100 percent on Tesla coils. The video by Franzoli Electronics was posted last week and already has nearly 220,000 views on YouTube!

Tech
JK Rowling Releases Free Book Online For Kids

J.K. Rowling's free online book will be updated each day with new chapters. Kids can submit their drawings inspired by "The Ickabog" and have them featured in the print version of the book coming out later this fall.

Books
Crayola Releases New 'Colors of the World' Packs to Promote Inclusion and Creativity

Crayola announced the upcoming release of a new set of crayon colors. The special "Colors of the World" packs feature colors designed to represent over 40 different skin tones to mirror the vast array of skin tones, because "every child should be able to creatively and accurately color themselves into the world they see around them."

Art
'Diamond Painting': One of Quarantine's Best Time-Consumers

"Diamond painting" is becoming a popular new craft to engage in while in quarantine. Learn more about this creative, fun activity!

Things To Do
Museums Challenge Each Other to Share Their #CreepiestObject, and It's So Disturbing ...

The Yorkshire Museum in England has closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that has not stopped them from engaging and keeping the knowledge going while at home. They have started weekly hashtag challenge #CURATORBATTLE, and it's all about getting super creepy with history.

World
'Burning Man' Festival Hoping to Go Virtual—And We're Not Sure What That Means

The annual Burning Man Festival has been canceled due to the coronavirus. But organizers are planning the Nevada festival to go virtual instead!

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How and When You Can Get Tickets to Frida Kahlo Exhibit at Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be welcoming, "Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism," in late October, and it has announced its ticketing system for the event.

Events
43rd Annual Denver Film Festival Goes Virtual for 2020

This year, COVID-19 has canceled or changed many events that mark fall in Colorado, and the Denver Film Festival is one of those events. It's been recently announced that the festival will be going 100 percent online.

Events
'The Grinch' Heads to Colorado to Bring Cheer to Performing Arts Programs

A Broadway actor and his French bulldog are taking their show on the road to support artists and arts programs impacted by COVID-19.

Art
Arts Venues, Including Red Rocks, Closing Until 2021

The show won't go on until 2021 as Denver Arts & Venues shuts down venues and furloughs staff.

Music
Colorado Ballet Furloughs Dancers in 'Prolonged Intermission' Due to COVID-19

After canceling the remainder of its 2020 season, the Colorado Ballet furloughed its performers and cut staff salaries.

Local News
The Kennedy Center Launches ‘Arts Across America’ in Partnership With Facebook

Enjoy live, online performances from the Kennedy Center—right from your couch!

Events
World Art Drop Day Returns to Denver on September 1!

This year’s event takes place on September 1, and there's still plenty of time to get involved. Artists create original works to give away in their communities, hide them, then post clues and hints about the location on social media.

Art
Calling Colorado Springs Residents: Help Paint This Downtown Mural

The City of Colorado Springs is inviting its residents to bring some beauty to downtown with a 320-foot mural and light installation. Spearheaded by nationally recognized artist Mauricio Ramirez, the Conejos Mural Project will become the city's largest public art project.

Art
Colorado Symphony Holding Contest for Music Composers

The Colorado Symphony is hosting an international competition to pick two original compositions to be performed in two ballets next year.  

Music
Artist Known for Work at 'Burning Man' to Create Permanent, Immersive Exhibit in Denver

A new eco-retreat and art park is coming to south Denver, and it already has some well-established artists lined up to help make it a magical place.

Art
'CRUSH Walls' Street Art Festival Will Be Back for 2020, But With Some Changes

One of Denver’s largest street art events will be back for 2020! CRUSH Walls is an amazing community art event that brings artists together in the River North Arts District (RiNo) and adds color and life to the streets and alleyways through murals.

Events
Incredible LEGO Sculptures on Display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

An exhibit featuring Nathan Sawaya’s work is currently on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS), and it's called "The Art of the Brick." It's made up of over 100 large-scale LEGO creations, with some being replicas or representations of historical art, while others are original compositions of the artist.

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