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Coronavirus & The Entertainment Industry: 03/26/2020

Here is a frequently-updated rundown of all the important ways the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the global entertainment industry today:

Peabody Awards To Be Postponed
The Peabody Awards Committee said Thursday that its annual ceremony will be postponed from the previously announced date of June 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony this year was set to take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles:

In addition, because the jury traditionally conducts face-to-face deliberations to select nominees and winners, the timeline for those announcements are also "under review."

Nominees were originally scheduled to be announced in April, with the winners to be revealed in May. All nominees must receive a unanimous vote by the jurors; 60 nominees are selected, 30 of which will be honored with a Peabody Award.

Peabody said it hopes to announce a revised schedule, along with the nominees and winners, "soon."

What's Left Of The Knack Turns 'My Sharona' Into A Coronavirus Parody
Several members of the band The Knack have turned their 1970s hit single "My Sharona" into the caronavirus-themed parody "Bye Carona." It is as impressively weird as you might expect, especially since the group's lead singer, Doug Fieger, died in 2010.