With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
Lenox Selected to Produce the Official Inaugural Gifts for the President and First Female Vice President of the U.S. on Inauguration Day
For the ninth consecutive inauguration, Lenox Corp. has designed and gifted the official Inaugural gifts from the American people, given to the president and vice president of the U.S. On Jan. 20, Lenox Corp. on behalf of the American people gifted the custom-made, one-of-a-kind engraved crystal vases to the president and vice president following the swearing-in ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol. Lenox Corp. offered these stunning gifts to the Joint Congressional Committee for Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), and the design was approved by the committee.
New information from Comscore shows how a combination of a well-managed pandemic response coupled with strong local product has led to a strong theatrical recovery in many countries around the globe. Though as expected the results were much lower than in a traditional year, the $12.2 billion global revenue in theaters demonstrates that with careful planning, adherence to local health regulations, and must-see content, studios and exhibitors found a path to success even as the world continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Artmarket.com: Artprice Global Indices Show the Strength of Contemporary Art and Drawing in 2020: Both Segments Adapted Particularly Well to Rapid Digitization
As of Jan. 1, the Artprice Global Indices are stronger, actually stronger, than 12 months earlier when the health crisis was still (almost) unthinkable. Six months ago, no one would have predicted such an outcome! In reality, the art market reacted quickly to the lockdown measures with auction houses slowing their high-end activities; but the overall intensity of trading remained extremely high and the unsold rate remained perfectly stable. The Contemporary Art price index even shows an extraordinary 48% increase.
Potatoes are Returning: The First in Taco Bell’s Vegetarian Plans to Make This Year Better Than Last
Taco Bell is starting fresh in 2021, especially with its vegetarian fans. The brand is kicking the year off with the return of potatoes and exploring a new plant-based protein with Beyond Meat. After a brief hiatus from menus due to Taco Bell’s menu simplification efforts last year, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes and the Spicy Potato Soft Taco will be back starting March 11.
There are many reasons to say, “I love you” and countless ways to show you care. The U.S. Postal Service begins the year with a new Love stamp. Love 2021, the latest stamp in the popular Love series, features a colorful and lighthearted digital illustration. The first stamp in the series was issued in 1973.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.