Wednesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  July 28, 2010 at 10:49 AM EST

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Condoleezza Rice and Aretha Franklin perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra at The Mann Center July 27, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The New York Times’ Arts Beat has some short Associated Press video snippets of the concert here.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on two art controversies in Prague: one over the Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha, and another over the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

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The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore opens a new satellite location devoted to community development and support through the arts, via the Baltimore Sun.

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Symphonies aren’t just playing film scores anymore. The Washington Post looks at the rise of the video game music orchestra concert.

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A California man says a box of glass plates he bought several years ago at a yard sale have been authenticated as lost negatives of Ansel Adams, via CNN, but Adams’ family and business manager question his claims, via the Los Angeles Times.