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Monday’s Art Notes

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A dark line along the wall indicates water levels following a flash flood as Sister Elisabeth Vaterodt surveys the damage at the St. Marienthal Cistercian convent on August 8, 2010 in Ostritz, Germany. The convent, founded in 1234 and which underwent a complete renovation in 2008, lies adjacent to the Neisse River and has been completely devastated. Flash floods in the Ore Mountains region of Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have left at least seven people dead. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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A music critic for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer who sued his newspaper for reassigning him after he wrote negative reviews of the Cleveland Orchestra lost his case on Friday, via the Los Angeles Times.

The Washington Post’s Anne Midgette reflects on what the decision means for arts criticism.

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Universal Music Group, the world’s biggest record label, has pulled all of its music videos from MTV in order to offer them on the label’s own video platform, Vevo, via The Wall Street Journal.

Meanwhile, the New Yorker ponders the fate of the major record labels as smaller independent labels surge.

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The Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is looking a little sparse, via The New York Times

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The men and women who modeled as children for Norman Rockwell’s iconic American paintings gathered for a reunion in their Vermont hometown over the weekend, via The New York Times.

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