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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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New study suggests people turned to music to cope with psychological and emotional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

A study published in Psychology of Music suggests that people adjusted their music listening habits as a way of coping with the COVID-19 crisis. Israeli survey respondents reported that they increased their music listening during the initial lockdown and that they used music to help them cope with emotional challenges during the pandemic.

Psychology researchers have long documented the power of music to influence emotion. Anecdotes from people claiming that music has helped them navigate personal challenges and cope in times of distress are also evidence of music’s profound capacity to influence mood.

Scholars Naomi Ziv and Revital Hollander-Shabtai recognized

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Shaina’s lifestyle change amid pandemic inspires business

Shaina Magdayao said that the “new normal” setup in showbiz work has forced her to adjust her lifestyle.

With more restrictions in bubble filming, the FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano actress said she had to make some changes in her life, including the things that she uses.

She said she had to stash away designer bags and went for customized ones that were more about function than form and more importantly, useful and practical in this time of pandemic.

This eventually gave the self-confessed OC (obsessive-compulsive) the idea to partner with her high school friend and makeup artist Niki Medina and start

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LVMH’s Fashion Division Is Roaring Out of the Pandemic

Surging sales at Louis Vuitton, Dior and Fendi powered LVMH’s performance in the second quarter. Shutterstock.

Surging sales of fashion lines and handbags by Dior, Fendi and Louis Vuitton powered LVMH’s revenues in the second quarter as coronavirus restrictions eased around the world and the luxury goods group edged out some rivals to grow its market share.

The luxury goods industry is recovering from the health crisis, which shut down global travel and temporarily closed stores. The end of COVID-19 lockdowns across much of Europe is reviving demand in the region after a strong Chinese rebound.

LVMH, the world’s biggest

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MInd Matters: Should you keep your pandemic lifestyle changes? | Waco Today

After a stressful day, we need time to relax and engage with our creative or playful side. Engaging in hobbies typically provides more joy and relaxation than passively watching television or spending time on the internet.

Being Intentional with Time

Time was strange during the pandemic. Many people felt that they had too much time, while others felt that there was not enough time to manage all their new responsibilities. Some people felt simultaneously that they had both too much time and not enough time.

With their extra time, many turned to the internet, reading various news articles about the

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Why U.S. Business Trends Suggest the Pandemic Changed Far Less Than Predicted About the Art Market (and Other Insights)

Every Wednesday morning, Artnet News brings you The Gray Market. The column decodes important stories from the previous week—and offers unparalleled insight into the inner workings of the art industry in the process.

This week, deciding it’s time to revise our priors…

 

STATUS UPDATE

Between spring and fall 2020, pundits and professionals across industries (including the arts) entertained visions of a future radically restructured by the aftermath of COVID-19. About a year later, however, the trends shaping post-pandemic reality in major U.S. cities are looking an awful lot like the same ones that were already in progress before the

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