With 2020 in the rear view, can we reconnect with arts and culture in 2021? | Culture

For most of 2020, I have been performing from a next-ground place at my residence in Charlotte. Typing, performing mobile phone interviews, waiting for a neighbor to finish mowing his lawn so I can report a little something for broadcast. Oct came and went quietly. For the very first time at any time, no trick-or-treaters confirmed up at our doorway on Halloween.

Oct also marked my very first-12 months anniversary of performing entire-time at WXXI. And performing the math on my fingers, I see that I have basically expended more days performing from this place, instead than at my desk at 280 State St. — simply because of the coronavirus pandemic, of course.

Prior to COVID-19, I would be out 4 or 5 nights a 7 days — sometimes at demonstrates, sometimes at places to eat, sometimes at a friend’s property for supper. I’d be at The Minor Café or

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