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Broadway Shows in New York City Have an Official Re-Opening Date!

Vaccines are rolling out across the nation and world and now, Broadway has set its sights on a Fall 2021 reopening date.

“Broadway shows will be ready to open September 14 at 100% capacity. Tickets go on sale starting tomorrow,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Twitter. “Broadway is major part of our state’s identity and economy, and we are thrilled that the curtains will rise again.”

Broadway shows have been dark since March 12, 2020, when the Governor shut down all major gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic raged on throughout 2020 as the world awaited vaccines. At the time of the Broadway shut down, there were 31 productions running with 8 new shows in previews and 8 in rehearsals.

The CDC Makes a Big Announcement About Wearing Masks Amid Pandemic in United States

The CDC is providing a big update to protocol amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The organization announced on Tuesday (April 27) that they have a new advisory about wearing masks outdoors amid the distribution of the coronavirus vaccines in the United States.

Now, people who are fully vaccinated are free to not wear a mask outdoors, unless they’re in a big crowd.

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Burning Man 2021 Cancelled Amid Pandemic

Burning Man is not returning this year.

The 2021 festival has been cancelled due to the pandemic, Billboard reported Tuesday (April 27).

Burning Man now plans to return in 2022, shelving the original 2021 festival that would have run from August 26 to September 3 in Black Rock City, Nevada.

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Japan Declares State of Emergency Due to Virus 3 Months Before Olympics

Japan is calling for strict restrictions just ahead of the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a new state of emergency on Friday (April 23), which extends from Sunday (April 25) to May 11 in Tokyo, Osaka and two other prefectures in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus, Bloomberg reported.

“If we don’t act, there is a concern that the virus surge we are seeing in big cities could spread nationwide,” he told reporters.

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Six Celebrities Are Refusing to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine (So Far)

So far, so many celebrities who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine have chosen to do so to help the pandemic come to an end and keep everyone safe against the deadly virus.

However, at the time of this posting, six celebrities have revealed they have no intention of getting the vaccine at this time. Their choice is their own, and some provided reasoning as to why.

The vaccine is recommended by public health officials and have very little side effects in studies. Any statements made by these celebrities are their own and are not endorsements by Just Jared.

Click through the slideshow to see which three celebrities are so far refusing the Coronavirus vaccine…

Luke Bryan's COVID-19 Timeline Is Being Questioned After 'American Idol' Return Announced

Luke Bryan is returning to the American Idol stage tonight (April 18) after missing last week’s show because of a positive coronavirus test.

The 44-year-old country singer and Idol judge will make his first live appearance on the show tonight, according to Variety.

The outlet is now questioning the timeline of Luke‘s COVID-19 diagnosis because current protocols say that you need to test negative for at least two weeks before returning to work.

“If that’s true, it leaves questions about the timeline of Bryan’s diagnosis and recovery, as it was only last Monday, April 12, that he announced on social media he had contracted the virus and would be unable to appear on that night’s episode,” Variety reported.

Under those protocols, Luke would actually have already tested negative last Monday, but he would have been unable to appear on the show because the two-week period had not ended.

It is believed that Luke had not been vaccinated ahead of last week’s absence and it’s unclear if he has received any dose of the vaccine at this point.

Paula Abdul appeared as a guest judge in Luke‘s absence and she raised eyebrows with a comment she made during the live show!

Luke Bryan Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Will Miss 'American Idol's First Live Show of the Season

Luke Bryan has tested positive for coronavirus.

The American Idol judge and country singer revealed the news to his fans on social media, and will miss the first live show of the season.

“I’m sad to say I won’t be a part of tonight’s first live @americanidol show,” he wrote. “I tested positive for COVID but I’m doing well and look forward to being back at it soon.”

Luke‘s Idol judge seat will be filled, and not just by anybody!

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