What’s Good: Who Ya Gonna Call?
Nacho Battles, Frog Bread, The Lumineers and former presidents … Here’s a roundup of good stuff we’ve come across to get your week started with a burst of positivity.
Graduation Day in 2020 was extremely different from previous years – for obvious reasons. But last week, seniors were sent off with an appropriate amount of pomp and circumstance, thanks to Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020. The star-studded virtual event featured live performances from the Jonas Brothers and appearances from athletes Megan Rapinoe and LeBron James, and an inspiring commencement speech from former President Barack Obama. “No one does big things by themselves,” Obama said. “If we’re going to save the environment and defeat future pandemics, we’re going to have to do it together. So be alive to one another’s struggles. Stand up for one another’s rights. Leave behind all the old ways of thinking that divide us.”
Being stuck at home has been good for one thing — learning new household skills! Baking is a great practice to get into, offering an almost meditative escape from the every day. Even better, the end result is pure deliciousness. Over on Mashable, Rachel Thompson has put together six recipes that even newbies will be able to make easily. And speaking of baked goods … have you heard about the latest TikTok sensation — Frog Bread?!
Colorado Gives Back
Out here in Denver, this time of year is usually the beginning of outdoor concert season at spots like Red Rocks, the Denver Botanic Gardens and City Park. That’s all on hold right now, but Colorado musicians aren’t just sitting at home doing nothing. Colorado Gives Back, a live stream event presented last week by The Lumineers, raised over $600,000. The donations received benefit the Recording Academy’s MusiCares, which partners with the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project, and the Colorado Restaurant Association. Through the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project, Spotify matched all donations, dollar for dollar to MusiCares.
When you want to help out restaurant employees during a pandemic, who ya gonna call? Bill Murray, of course. The Ghostbusters star and Food Network personality Guy Fieri teamed up to compare nacho recipes last week, all in an effort to raise money for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF). None other than Shaquille O’Neal showed up to judge (though he obviously couldn’t taste the nachos). In case you missed it, here’s the entire show …