A new mission for the magazine in Fall/Winter of 2020: Helping creatives who were financially impacted by Covid-19

2020 has been a wild ride for us all. From the introduction of a new virus, Sars 2coronavirus Covid-19, to social issues, an election year, pandemic homeschooling, masks, business shut downs, no live music, no live anything really.

As a magazine owner and journalist my goal has always been to support the arts, which is why I started Sweet as Cotton Candy in 2011. And now more than ever the arts need supporting.

Musicians who rely heavily on live concerts for their incomes haven’t been able to tour, venues who rely on artists have taken a huge financial hit, many closing, actors and actresses who make a living with their craft haven’t been able to grace the stage or be in front of cameras to film almost all year, movie theaters are struggling to get guests to come in and are competing with direct to TV viewing with block busters like Disney’s live action Mulan, which was slated to come to theaters in March, until everything got shut down. Only recently was Mulan released to Disney Plus Premium Subscribers.

Authors, like me, haven’t been able to sign books in person or have in person conferences or writing workshops, or school visits. Everything has been online and it’s just not the same.

Artists who normally rely on people viewing their work in museums or galleries and benefit greatly from special opening show events and sales have suffered greatly and so have the museums and galleries, who support them. Art Galleries and Museums have had to be creative and show their collections online and have virtual visits with their artists. Or teaching workshops in person, have all had to go online and most people learn art by touch and being in person.

Choirs, bands and symphonies haven’t been able to perform live and have been doing online concerts in a unique way.

Even late night talk show hosts like Jimmy Fallon and James Corden have had to do broadcasts from home and rely on the computer for their interviews.

So my goal is to help as many people as possible who have been impacted by Covid-19 and to also continue covering entertainment news as it happens, as well as major news events.