Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  May 24, 2011 at 11:11 AM EDT

Members of the Australian dance company Strange Fruit suspend between the sky and the ground during a performance for the opening of the 50th Israel Festival in downtown Jerusalem on May 23, 2011. Photo by Gali Tibbon/ AFP/ Getty Images

Members of the Australian dance company Strange Fruit suspend between the sky and the ground during a performance for the opening of the 50th Israel Festival in downtown Jerusalem on May 23, 2011. Photo by Gali Tibbon/ AFP/ Getty Images

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“The Book of Mormon” and the revival of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” both took home five Drama Desk Awards on Monday night, via The Associated Press. John Leguizamo, Frances McDormand, Edie Falco and John Larroquette were some of the Broadway performers honored this year.

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A sale offer on Amazon to buy Lady Gaga’s new album for 99 cents was so popular it crashed the retail giant’s web server, preventing customers from downloading the album, via The New York Times.

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ARTINFO reports on a record-busting $65 million sale of a painting by the modern Chinese artist Qi Baishi, who created the work for Chiang Kai-shek in the mid 1940s.