Thursday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  June 10, 2010 at 11:17 AM EST

A visitor looks at the painting 'Mockery of the Owl' by Jan van Kessel at the exhibition <a href=‘Rubens, van Dyck, Jordaens — Baroque Art from Antwerp’ at the Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg, northern Germany. Photo by Ulrich Perrey/ AFP/ Getty Images” src=“http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/images/0610_concertofbirds.jpg” width=“550” height=“355” class=“mt-image-left” style=“float: left; margin: 0 20px 20px 0;” />

A visitor looks at the painting ‘Mockery of the Owl’ by Jan van Kessel at the exhibition ‘Rubens, van Dyck, Jordaens: Baroque Art from Antwerp’ at the Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by Ulrich Perrey/ AFP/ Getty Images

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The Orange Prize for Fiction, the biggest literary award for women writers, was given to Barbara Kingsolver for her novel “The Lacuna,” via the Guardian.

Watch Jeffrey Brown’s conversation with Kingsolver about that novel here.

Kingsolver beat out Hilary Mantel and Lorrie Moore, both of whom were interviewed last year on Art Beat.

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If you can’t get to the music festival this year, the festival will come to you. Bonnaroo, which opens today, makes its concerts more virtually accessible online, via the Associated Press.

You can listen to Bonnaroo concerts live all weekend (starting Friday) at NPR Music.

Meanwhile, the New York Times highlights the pragmatic challenges awaiting all the fans who are actually making the trip.

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The relationship between Adolf Hitler and mistress Eva Braun is being dramatized in India in a new Bollywood film, via the Times.

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Marina Semyonova, a former prima ballerina of the Russian Bolshoi Theater, has died at the age of 102, via AFP.