BOSTON (AP) — New England’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration is going virtual as coronavirus cases surge across the country.

First Night Boston said Tuesday it will not hold any in-person or live events as it transitions its annual Dec. 31 event to an online and broadcast format this year.

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Local television stations will air performances, interviews and tributes to front-line workers through the day.

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First Night traditionally spotlights Boston’s arts and music community with a range of events and performances that draw large crowds downtown.

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