Rose Parade wilts out of streets, but blooms on TV

The Rose Parade, an annual New Year’s Day tradition, has been canceled for the first time in 75 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, organizers will air a news two-hour Tournament of Roses TV special, to benefit a charitable cause. The parade has been a New Year’s Day celebration in Pasadena since 1891 and has not been canceled since World War II. The traditions of having decorated floats, marching bands, and tournament entries that participate in the march down Colorado Boulevard has brought excitement …