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American Art Industry Re-Enters Cuban Market >>

Here at Classicalite -- be it classical music, jazz, theater or dance -- arts news gets made fresh every single day.

Sting and Trudie Styler Auction Paintings and Other Effects From London Home at Christie's

Sting and Trudie Styler Auction Paintings and Other Effects From London Home at Christie's >>

Going to auction at Christie's are more than 200 artworks owned by Sting and Trudie Styler, who recently sold their London home for £19 million. Of the items to be sold are a Steinway piano and pieces from Picasso, Matisse and several other artists.


ICYMI: Banksy Undercover in Palestine, Stolen Picasso Found in Newark, ISIS Burns Rare Books, Artist Nerds Up Thrift Store Paintings, A Fight for the Strad >>

This week was packed with stories of Banksy, redisovered Picasso work, ISIS burning rare books, transformative artwork and a fight for a prized Strad.

Cheating, Lying, Stealing: John Adams Talks to the Independent About What Makes a Good Composer a Great One >>

Most know that old adage, coined by Picasso (or Stravinsky): "Good artists copy, great artists steal." And the acid-tongued, quasi-minimalist composer John Adams has heard it more than most.

UPDATE: Leon Botstein's American Symphony Orchestra Concert at Carnegie Hall, "New York Avant-Garde," Will Go On! >>

UPDATE: A source has confirmed that this American Symphony Orchestra concert will go ahead at Carnegie Hall tonight. There had been fears that it, like the Philadelphia Orchestra concert last night, would be canceled. This, then, makes the ASO concert also the Carnegie season-opener. Again, the theme of the evening is the manner in which the legendary 1913 Armory Show influenced the modernist composers of the 1920s.

Leon Botstein's American Symphony Orchestra to Recreate "New York Avant-Garde" at Carnegie Hall >>

The American Symphony Orchestra will open their 2013-14 season with a concert of music inspired by the modernist art of the 1913 Armory Show in New York City.

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