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Waco art community sees increased interest in arts due to pandemic

WACO, TX — The arts were just one of many industries that had to get creative during the pandemic, but some of those changes might actually stick.

One local artist, Allie Menchaca is a Waco native and is a local tattoo artist and muralist.

“I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon in my hand,” Allie Menchaca said.

And Menchaca’s main goal is to create.

“I go with the flow, opportunity finds me, I don’t know how but it does,” Menchaca said.

But, she is just one of many artists who were impacted by the pandemic.

“We saw

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Russia blocks online art community DeviantArt for not deleting content -Ifax

MOSCOW, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Russia has blocked DeviantArt, an online community for artists and designers, over its failure to remove prohibited content, the Interfax news agency cited state communications regulator Roskomnadzor as saying on Wednesday.

DeviantArt is an online community based in Los Angeles for artists and designers with more than 60 million registered users. Neither DeviantArt nor its parent company, Israel-based Wix.com, were immediately available to comment.

Roskomnadzor on July 29 sent a request to DeviantArt to remove unlawful content on its site, saying certain pages contained child pornography, pro-drug and pro-Nazi content, as well as other prohibited

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Community steps in to save Winfield venue on the verge of closing due to burglaries

WINFIELD, Kan. (KSNW) — A GoFundMe has been started for a popular music venue in Winfield after multiple burglaries in the past week.

Patton’s Pickin’ Parlor (PPP) in the last six years has become a mainstay for Winfield before their annual Walnut Valley Festival in September. Not an official part of the festival, the parlor hires local bluegrass bands and provides a free experience for music lovers.

“It’s more personable,” says Dovie McCaslin, a supporter and occasional bartender for the venue. “It’s a yard that you can walk around and make 50 friends in an hour.”

While the concerts are

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Nonprofit holds showcase to promote community, recovery through music

Singer-songwriter Jason Chaffee plays guitar ahead of a showcase at Royal Foundry Craft Spirits for the nonprofit Dissonance. (FOX 9)

A Twin Cities organization is holding a showcase at Royal Foundry Craft Spirits in Minneapolis in an effort to build community and use the arts as a path out of isolation, depression, and addiction.

For singer-songwriter Jason Chaffee, his guitar is therapy.

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Ball State’s Healthy Lifestyle Center Recognized With Healthy Community Alliance of East Central Indiana’s “100,000 Award”

Ball State University’s Healthy Lifestyle Center (HLC) has been recognized for its dedication to the neighbors and communities it serves.

The Healthy Community Alliance of East Central Indiana (HCA), in its annual partner meeting, recently presented its “100,000 Award in Memory of Dr. George Branam” to the Healthy Lifestyle Center. The annual award is given to an organization that supports the work of the HCA through outstanding leadership, innovative collaborations, and an unwavering dedication to improving the health and well-being of the community.

“This award has special meaning for me personally, as I valued Dr. Branam as a personal mentor

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Columbus Community Hospital president benefits from healthy lifestyle program

COLUMBUS, Neb. — When Columbus Community Hospital President and CEO Mike Hansen wanted to improve his overall well-being, he didn’t need to look far for help.

Hansen signed up for the Complete Health Improvement Program, a three-month-long course at the hospital that promotes healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes. CCH has offered the program, commonly known as CHIP, for five years. Since then, more than 400 people have completed it, including Hansen, who was part of the most recent graduating class.

CHIP teaches participants how to make lifestyle changes that last to prevent chronic diseases. Even though Hansen considered himself healthy,

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