Thursday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  June 24, 2010 at 11:38 AM EDT

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Flags decorate a field near the Pyramid Stage area on the first day of the Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury, England. The Glastonbury Festival, which started in 1970, is now the largest music festival in Europe. Photo by Ian Gavan/ Getty Images

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Repairs to the home of the Nashville Symphony may run upwards of $42 million, via The Tennesseean.

Last night, Jeffrey Brown visited Nashville to get an update on flood damage and recovery. You can watch that NewsHour segment here.

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Disney gives $250,000 to a southern California arts non-profit to fund free art lessons for area high school students, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Some New Yorkers have turned the piano art installation ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ into an opportunity to strut their stuff, via the Wall Street Journal.

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The Art Newspaper talks to the arts programming commissioner at the BBC about the challenge of producing culturally relevant and on-point public media content in Britain.

On this side of the pond, Jeffery Brown talked to PBS president Paula Kerger back in April about a new arts initiative to strengthen and reignite arts programming on PBS.