JONESBORO -- In response to in response to federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations aimed at reducing or eliminating the spread of COVID-19 a number of venues have canceled or modified scheduled events.

The 11th annual "The Role of Music in the Lives of Special Needs Children & Adults" scheduled for April 30 in Jonesboro been canceled. Plans are to reschedule at a later date.

The Arkansas State University Museum is now closed for the public throughout March, April and perhaps longer if necessary. For more details, contact ASU Museum curator of education Jill Kary at jkary@astate.edu or 870-972-2074.

Downtown Playhouse has updated its performance schedule for the current production of "Rumors," canceling performances through March 29 with plans to reopen April 3 with performances April 3-5, 10 and 11. Updates will be posted on Facebook.

The Pink Palace Family of Museums including the Pink Palace Museum, theater, planetarium, Lichterman Nature Center, Mallory-Neely House and Magevney House, are temporarily closed to the public.

Online content for children and adults is being posted on organization's website, www.memphismuseums.org, as well as Facebook and Instagram.

Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse and Theatreworks at the Square have made a number of schedule changes including cancelling remaining performances of "The Book of Will," "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Schoolhouse Rock Live," "The Ant and the Grasshopper," and "Days of Rage," through May 7. Additional productions have been rolled back.

Updated information is available at www.playhouseonthesquare.org, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary in Bentonville will temporarily close with March and April programs canceled. Updates will be posted at crystalbridges.org.

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