Wednesday’s Art Notes

BY Anna Shoup  July 7, 2010 at 10:31 AM EDT

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Costumed revelers dance during the preparation for the Arraial do Belo on July 6, 2010 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo by Alexandre Guzanshe/ FotoArena/ LatinContent/ Getty Images

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A Kentucky man arrested for writing a poem threatening to assasinate President Obama pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday, via the Associated Press.

    Time reports on the backlash from Indonesian artists against the defacing of a statue in Jakarta by Muslim extremists last month.

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    France’s culture minister urges museums to improve their security measures in response to the major heist of five paintings at a museum in Paris, via ARTINFO.

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    Illene Woods, the actress who lent her voice to the character Cinderella in the classic Disney animation, has died at the age of 81, via the Los Angeles Times.