Monday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  July 11, 2011 at 12:58 PM EST

Dancers of the Ballet Royal de Flandres perform 'Artifact.' Photo by Anne-Christine Pouloulat/ AFP/ Getty Images

Dancers of the Ballet Royal de Flandres perform ‘Artifact,’ a ballet choreographed by William Forsythe under the direction of Kathryn Bennetts on July 4, 2011 at the Berlioz opera in southern France during the 31st Montpellier Danse festival. Photo by Anne-Christine Pouloulat/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Facundo Cabral, a prominent Latin American folk singer and writer, was murdered Saturday in Guatemala City in an ambush on his car by several gunmen, via The Associated Press. Authorities believe the killing was planned by an organized crime outfit, but that Cabral was not the intended target. Cabral was 74.

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A Russian conductor claims he was fired for making negative comments about Vladimir Putin and his political party, via The Telegraph.

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Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge toured an arts education non-profit during a visit to Los Angeles on Sunday, via the Los Angeles Times.

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An Oscar Wilde play that has never been performed will get its debut in London in September, via The Independent.

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The New York Times profiles the production team who have been working on the Harry Potter film franchise for a decade, an era that comes to a close with the release of the final movie on Friday.

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Famed French choreographer Roland Petit died Sunday at the age of 87. He formed his own company at 21, and spent a lifetime creating dance roles for his wife and muse, Zizi Jeanmaire. The Guardian remembers Petit with clips of his work.