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Sam Fender's Wonderful Cover of "Back to Black,"68 Virtual Museums & Dozens of Streaming Concerts

Lots of wonderful virtual entertainment choices as you "shelter in place" this weekend.

1. BRITs Critics' Choice Award winner, Sam Fender released his cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" this week and it's wonderful. He is a unique talent.

2. The Smithsonian magazine has compiled a list of 68 online culture, history and science collections, and 10 of the world's best virtual museums you can browse in the coming weeks.

Smithsonian: "For those in search of armchair travel inspiration,Smithsonian magazine has compiled a list of ten museums that have found new ways to fulfill their critical mission of cultivating creativity and spreading knowledge."

Their list of virtual museums is here.

They have a more extensive catalog [they list 68] of historical archives and art and science museums here.

Smithsonian: "Whether you’re in the mood to virtually explore ancient Rome, read past presidentspersonal papers or download coloring pages from dozens of international cultural institutions, this roundup has you covered."

3. And, Billboard has you covered if you are looking for live virtual concerts. They are constantly updating a schedule of livestreams from artists in every known musical genre.

Billboard: "With venues and bars on lock down across the country, there are plenty of things you can watch from the safety of your couch, thanks to everyone from the Dropkick Murphys to the New York Metropolitan Opera and the fine folks at Disney."

See Billboard's virtual concert list here.

By the way, the new term for these virtual concerts, recitals, modern dance performances and poetry readings streamed by artists from their garages and living rooms is "pajama entertainment." Just thought you would like to know. Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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Art Credit: Edward Hopper,Nighthawks,1942

By: Don Lam & Curated Content

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