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Before the pandemic, Nebraska performers had to draw a crowd. COVID-19 has since shut live performances down. The Midland Band performing live at Frostival in 2018. Photo courtesy of Brett Bettenhausen and The Midland Band.

Nebraska performers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The livelihoods of these performers depend on social gatherings and live shows. Tom Adelman of The Midland Band and Dixie Longate from Dixie Longate’s Tupperware Party have kept audiences involved by live-streaming their performances.

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Dixie’s Happy Hour drink tutorial, a video for the audience to watch before streaming Dixie’s Tupperware Party. Photo courtesy of Dixie Longate.

Dianne Willey, sales and marketing director for Heartland Event Center in Grand Island, said the Center continues to look for ways to use its space to benefit residents during the pandemic.