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Radio Social-distancing: Many entertainment venues remain closed amid pandemic

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SLOWLY REOPEN ITS ECONOMY, TOURISM IS TAKING A BIG HIT BUT SO HAS THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

MOVIE THEATERS, GYMS, AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS ARE STILL CLOSED JACK WATSON REPORTS "" 000G6873 09:56:52 "It's very frustrating" OVER AT JUST GAMES ROCHESTER, SEEING THE GAME ROOM LIKE THIS ISN'T EASY FOR OWNER MATTHEW VERCANT HE SAYS SEVERAL DOZEN PEOPLE ARE USUALLY IN THIS BACK AREA, PLAYING BOARD GAMES, IN THOSE NOW- STACKED CHAIRS

000g6873 09:57:04 "It's one of the most exciting, interesting parts of the business It's a lot of fun for our staff But we can't do it right now" UNLIKE MERCHANDISE, THIS PART OF HIS BUSINESS IS STILL PACKED AWAY AND RIGHT NOW, SO ARE MANY OF THE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES IN NEW YORK – USUALLY A WELCOME DISTRACTION FROM THE STRESSES OF DAILY LIFE

DOORS AT ROCHESTER'S RADIO SOCIAL ARE CLOSED (standup) At a place like radio social in Rochester, "social is part of the name, and part of the experience, according to it's co- owner 147g3071 16:28:30 We're social creatures It's our nature" BOWLING ALLEYS – A CORE COMPONENT OF RADIO SOCIAL – CAN'T REOPEN YET

CO-OWNER DAN MORGENSTERN IS AIMING TO REOPEN HIS RESTAURANT PORTION NEXT MONTH PERFORMING ARTS ARE ALSO ON PAUSE- BUT THE ANNUAL ROCHESTER FRINGE – WILL BE DONE VIRTUALLY THIS SEPTEMBER VERY DIFFERENT, BUT ORGANIZER ERICA FEE SAYS IT'S GOOD FOR THE ARTISTS DURING DIRE TIMES zoom0 2:12 "We thought that during this time with all this going on, that the last thing we need is to have artists' voices silenced So we wanted to figure out a way that theater and music and comedy and dance, et cetera et cetera, can go on

" BUT THAT ALL-TOO- IMPORTANT IN- PERSON SOCIAL INTERACTION, SAYS DAN, IS SOMETHING WE NEED 147g3071 16:30:32 "It's about the need to emotionally connect with other people, having a safe place to do that in" AND SOMETHING HE HOPES WE'LL GET TO RETURN TO SOON IN ROCHESTER JACK WATSON NEWS 8 THANK YOU JACK

STILL NO WORD FROM GOVERNOR CUOMO'S OFFICE ON WHEN WE MIGHT SEE A REOPENING OF MANY OF THOSE ENTERTANIMENT VENUES DEL LAGO RESORT & CASINO ANNOUNCED SOME OF THEIR 17- HUNDRED FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES WILL BE ISSUED WARN NOTICES OR LAYOFF

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