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When are the Academy Awards this year and how can I watch them?

Oscars statuettes at the Academy Awards on 9 February 2020 in Hollywood, California (Matt Petit – Handout/AMPAS via Getty Images)

Oscars statuettes at the Academy Awards on 9 February 2020 in Hollywood, California (Matt Petit – Handout/AMPAS via Getty Images)

The 93rd Academy Awards are almost upon us.

This year’s ceremony will look different from usual, as producers have had to work around the pandemic – but there will still be a television broadcast to watch, both in the US and the UK.

The 2021 Oscars will take place on 25 April. Instead of the Dolby Theatre, the ceremony’s usual home, this year’s event will be based out of Union Station, the main railway station in Los Angeles, famous for its blend of Art Deco and Mission Revival architectural styles.

In the US, viewers will be able to tune in on ABC starting at 8pmET/5pmPT. The Oscars will also be streamed live on ABC’s website and on its app.

Live coverage of the ceremony will begin much

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What’s not to Love? Celebrate the year of the Golden Ox in style at MGM

It is fair to say that the Lunar New Year is the biggest celebration in Chinese culture. It is a time not only to welcome a new year, but to celebrate family and tradition. This time however, 2021 is extra special.

Not only are we commemorating the official start of the year of the Golden Ox on February 12 but opening our hearts on February 14, Valentine’s day.

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As the city prepares to fully embrace the national holiday, look no further: MGM has everything your heart desires, from incredible prizes, delicious food, romantic gestures and even Craftsmanship workshops. All you need is to be there.

Your own, personal God of Fortune

From February 12 to 21 guests and visitors can feast their eyes— and be blessed with good fortune— with the aerial show God of Fortune Comes to You at the Spectacle, MGM COTAI.

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Sentinels of the Multiverse has a new, Definitive Edition on the way this year

Sentinels of the Multiverse, the popular superhero themed cooperative card game, is getting a brand-new edition with completely revised art. Sentinels of the Multiverse: Definitive Edition will include newly polished and streamlined rules, plus even more heroes and villains than the original version of the base game. Best of all, the creators at Greater Than Games tell Polygon they expect it to be in retail stores by the end of 2021.

Of course, that’s not stopping Greater Than Games from putting the game up for pre-order at Kickstarter on March 30. The $59.95 game will be available on the crowdfunding platform for $50, and backers will get their copies first. In a break with crowdfunding tradition, there will be no stretch goals for this campaign, no unlocks, and no deluxe collectors editions.

“For this re-erelease, we don’t want to have extra little promos,” co-creator Christopher Badell told Polygon

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Mayor Kirk Caldwell dedicates 2 new art pieces on display at Thomas Square for a year

Two new pieces of contemporary artwork by local artists on display at Thomas Square are just the first of a new program to feature Hawaii artists.

The two site-specific works — “Ho‘okumu — Moana (The Source — The Deep Ocean),” by Bernice Akamine, and “16 Cube Truss (About Building Systems),” by Sean Connelly — were commissioned by the city at a cost of about $35,000.

The new “Art at Thomas Square program” is intended to enhance the visitor experience at the park while engaging the public with thought-provoking artwork. The two new pieces will be on view along the South Beretania Street side of the square for one year and then rotate with other works by local artists.

“Art at Thomas Square is part of a vision we had for this historic park,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell in a news release last week, four days before he turned

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