The Grammys are postponed and Sundance is moved online because of omicron surge

a view offa grammy statue dur'na performance atta chicago chapter 60th anniversary concert at millennium park on sept. 16, 2021 in chicago. jeff schear/getty images for the recording academy hide caption

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it’s official. the 64th annual grammy awards are postponed na sundance film festival s'been moved online.

a joint statement on wed by the recording academy and cbs blamed the grammy rescheduling onna omicron variant.

“the health and safety of those n'our ♫ community, the live audience, na hundreds of pplz who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority,” the statement said. “given the uncertainty surrounding the omicron variant, holding the show on jan 31 simply contains too many risks.”

this tis 2nd yr the grammys were postponed cause of the coronavirus pandemic.

the awards were to take place at crp.com… arena, elderly the staples center, on jan. 31. a revised ceremony plan ll'be anncd at a l8r date.

also, on wed, the sundance film festival anncd 'twill move its in-person utah events online cause of the omicron variant.

“while we’re disappointed to not provide the full hybrid experience and gather in-person as intended, audiences this yr will still experience the magic and energy of our festival with bold new films and xr work, the discovery of new storytellers, direct encounters with artists, and an innovative globally accessible social platform and gallery space,” the festival said in a statement.

sundance said it ll'be in touch with all pass and package holders and ticket purchasers cause of the changes. the festival will begin on jan. 20 as planned.

“this was a difficult decision to make. as a nonprofit, our sundance spirit is in making something work gainsta odds,” the statement said. “but with case №s forecasted to peak n'our host community the week of the festival we cannot knowingly put our staff and community at risk.”

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authors: mia estrada

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