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The Olana Partnership announces 2020 Frederic Church Award recipients | Local Announcements

HUDSON — The Olana Partnership announced that its 21st annual Frederic Church Award Gala will honor Eleanor Jones Harvey and David Redden. The Frederic Church Award honors individuals who, through their vision, commitment and grasp of creative trends, make extraordinary contributions to American art and culture. This year’s virtual Frederic Church Award Gala will honor these two extraordinary individuals on Dec. 9.

“The Olana Partnership is thrilled to present the 2020 Frederic Church Award to two extraordinary individuals, who have brought Frederic Church’s legacy in art and environmental thinking forward to new generations and deepened our understanding of Olana as a founding site of American cultural identity,” said Sean Sawyer, Washburn & Susan Oberwager President of The Olana Partnership.

Eleanor Jones Harvey is Senior Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a leading authority on American landscape painting, and champion of American Art at the national level. She is also

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Comic-Con 2020 Announces ‘At Home’ Lineup (Updating)

Comic-Con is going virtual this year, and though the 2020 installment of the annual event isn’t taking place in the usual San Diego Convention Center, the upcoming [email protected] festival will still feature plenty of panels and high-profile exhibitors.

Event organizers have begun to announce the schedule for the upcoming virtual event, which will be free and open to the public. Check below for the Comic-Con schedule (all times are Pacific Standard):

3-4 p.m.

GeekED: Re-storied: Re-imagining creative privilege: A discussion about getting more diverse voices into entertainment and how the narrative landscape is evolving in schools, life performances, and digital experiences.

Teaching and Learning with Comics: Susan Kirtley (Portland State University), and Antero Garcia (Stanford University) will lead a panel on the practical activities and theory involved in teaching with comics.

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Brazilian Pop Star Anitta Announces New Deal With Warner Music

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Brazilian singer-songwriter and actress Anitta has officially signed to Warner Records in the United States. In an announcement on Thursday, the multilingual superstar revealed that she is in the studio recording her U.S. debut, set for release later this year. The album will be executive produced by Ryan Tedder, the OneRepublic singer-songwriter turned producer behind Grammy-winning albums by Adele and Taylor Swift. 

“It’s the most important moment in my career,” Anitta said in a statement. “Now, I can show more about my art and culture to the world internationally. I can’t wait for everyone to hear all the new music I’ve been working on, which will be a fresh blend of both Spanish and English.”

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“We’re thrilled to partner with the global Warner Music Latin team to bring Anitta’s incredible music to the U.S. and beyond,” said Warner Records’

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