DriveItAway App Offers “Touchless” Delivered Car Rental with Purchase Option

While the United States has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it’s work or school, many companies are looking into ways to help consumers during this challenging time. Announced today, the DriveItAway app has adapted its app-based platform to meet the challenges car dealers and consumers face in the current coronavirus environment. The app allows for fully remote “touchless” rental contracting, payment, renewal etc., so no person-to-person close physical interaction is required and the transaction is engineered to be a rent-to-buy model. Consumers now can have a vehicle delivered to them to drive today with the option to buy at a later time, and with a substantial amount of the rental fee going towards the ultimate purchase should he/she exercise the option to buy.

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SXSW 2020 Film Review: My Darling Vivian

When you think of Johnny Cash you think of a few things; Folsom Prison Blues, Walk the Line and June Carter but what about his first wife, Vivian Liberto? In My Darling Vivian, a South By Southwest (SXSW) 2020 Film documentary, audiences for the first-time get to know the first Mrs. Cash as her daughters, Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy, and Tara, share with us firsthand HER story. Vivian’s story is a life of love, isolation, fear, heartbreak, and survival that viewers will see throughout the 90-minute film.

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Austin Music Foundation Announces Free Virtual Consultations and Online Music Business Workshop

Announced today, Austin Music Foundation (AMF) are moving their programs online for the time being and will continue providing consultation services at no cost to the Austin music community. They also announced their free webinar “Time to Pivot: Adjusting Your Music Business Strategy” scheduled for March 27th. Below are details for both announcements.

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Sickfestivals.com Tracks Canceled Music Festivals Globally

The festival and live music industries have taken a massive hit since the coronavirus outbreak from canceling Austin’s South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival to rescheduling the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals. To help everyone stay on top of things, Slovenia-based music data company Viberate has put together a comprehensive list at www.sickfestivals.com, updated daily. Sickfestivals.com is a new free service that lets music fans track which festivals have been canceled or postponed. In case fans have already bought tickets and made travel arrangements, they can hopefully cancel in time to get a refund.

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TransparentBusiness to Help Women-Led Businesses Thrive Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

For most Americans, it has been their first week working from home and self-quarantined amid the COVID-19 Restrictions. Announced today, Silvina Moschini co-founder of TransparentBusiness, is on a quest to help women-lead businesses by offering unlimited and free access to the TransparentBusiness remote working and management platform while the COVID-19 restrictions are in place. They will also help the companies to deploy work-from-home programs. By offering the free service and support people will be able to make a smooth transition to allowing their employees to work from home. 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art Presents “Keep Kids Smart with ART” Online Series

With most of the United States forced to self-isolate and practice social distancing along with schools canceled parents are now looking for homeschooling options. Even though the Boca Raton Museum of Art is closed to the public, starting this Friday, March 20, the museum is launching a new series of free Online Community Art Initiatives for all ages at this link. Featuring the new Keep Kids Smart with ART series to help parents and their children who are home from school.

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SXSW 2020 Film Review: WE DON’T DESERVE DOGS

WE DON’T DESERVE DOGS is a compelling documentary about man’s best friend from Brooklyn based documentary filmmaking duo and SXSW alumns Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker that was to premiere during SXSW 2020. They work together on the film as a two-person crew with Matthew as director and cinematographer and Rose as a producer and sound recordist. The Official Selection SXSW 2020 Documentary Feature takes you on a global journey learning of how different cultures treat dogs in Chile, Finland, Italy, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Romania, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

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Black Fret Launches Austin Love & Lightstream; A Live Stream of Austin Music

Yesterday Black Fret, a public charity headquartered in Austin, kicked off Austin Love & Lightstream virtual event that will live stream 6 hours of Austin music live from Scholz Garten in Austin, Texas. Planned for an initial five day run through Saturday, March 21st from Scholz Garten, Austin Love & Lightstream is a local response to the cancellation of SXSW and the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. The event is closed to the public and taking place on a sterilized outdoor sound stage at Scholz Garten.

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Game Developers Conference 2020 Virtual Talks hub

In the month of March, Game Developers Conference (GDC) brings the game development community together across five days of education, inspiration, and networking in San Francisco. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus, this year’s conference has been canceled but they will be streaming the awards and some of the talks planned for GDC 2020! 

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Music Tech Mashup Kicks Off This Weekend with Questlove, Paul Oakenfold, White Denim, Nané, Eric Tessmer, Vibe Vessel and More

Empire Control Room and Garage are still going through with the Music Tech Mashup event which will kick off today, March 13th.  

Per The Red River Cultural District, “We take the public health and safety of our customers, staff, venue staff, and artists we book extremely seriously and will continue to be guided by City and County officials to determine if changes to our events are necessary. We are following all guidelines outlined by local public health officials who have determined there is no need to stop the music at this time.” 

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