Tuesday’s Art Notes
“Shimomura Crossing the Delaware” by Roger Shimomura is part of the “Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter” exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., which will be open Aug. 12 through Oct. 14. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images.
The stock of more than 150 independent record labels was destroyed Monday night after rioters in London set fire to a warehouse that was the main headquarters for Pias, the United Kingdom’s biggest distributor of independent music, via the BBC.
An expansive trove of works by Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will be housed at the recently created Stephen Sondheim Research Collection at Marquette University, via the Washington Post.
Thunderstorms and flooding on the last day of Lollapalooza turned Chicago’s Grant Park into a muddy field. It will cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair the park, but officials said residents won’t have to foot the bill, via the Chicago Sun Times.
Marshall Grant, the last surviving original member of Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Two band, died Sunday morning at an Arkansas hospital after an aneurysm. He was 83. Grant, who played acoustic and electric bass with Cash from 1954 to 1980, was also the road manager for the group, via the Tennessean.
Here’s Grant on the upright bass, just over Cash’ right shoulder, performing “I Walk the Line”: