Culture Canvas

BY Annie Strother  January 26, 2012 at 12:46 PM EST

A roundup of the week’s arts and culture headlines.


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The India Art Fair opened this week, bringing disparate works from around the country to New Delhi, via The Wall Street Journal Above, visitors take pictures of a sculpture depicting a newborn by Australian artist Sam Jinks at the fair on Thursday. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images.

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The Oscar nominations are in, along with subsequent dissent over the Academy’s omissions.

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Younger Los Angeles artists weigh in on Pacific Standard Time, via The Los Angeles Times.

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Poetry Magazine is 100 this month. WBEZ assesses the work of the Poetry Foundation and speaks with the magazine’s editor, Christian Wiman.

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The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing in Park City, Utah. NPR surveys the films, while NewsHour alum Steve Goldbloom of ITVS released his own hard-hitting report about what attendants are saying.

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WBEZ’s Eight Forty-Eight talked with actor Geoffrey Owens, who is starring in the Goodman Theatre’s production of David Mamet’s “Race.”

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The Lord of the Rings Project is charting the genealogy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, via The Guardian.

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Legendary singer Etta James died last Friday at the age of 73.

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Mary C. Henderson, a renowned theater scholar, died this week at the age of 83.

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Leading man James Farentino died this week at the age of 73. He played nearly 100 roles throughout his career.

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Jazz bassist and talent manager Johny Levy died this week at the age of 99.