Thursday’s Art Notes

BY Tom LeGro  August 4, 2011 at 12:11 PM EDT

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A Nepalese artist paints a thanka near Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur. A thanka is a Tibetan silk painting with embroidery. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images.

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Comedian Jerry Lewis is no longer serving as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and won’t be appearing on this year’s Labor Day telethon, via the Associated Press.

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A duet between jazz legend Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse, who died July 23, will be released as a charity single, via the BBC.

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As record-company profits have fallen, multi-member acts have given way to solo stars, via the Atlantic.

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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has axed its arts programming, via the Australian.

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A search is under way for a giant inflatable “floating island” that went missing from a music festival in England, via the Telegraph.