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Thursday’s Art Notes

0311_artbeat.jpgA life-size fiberglass statue looks over the roof of the Pentagram Building in New York. Thirty-one casts by British artist Antony Gormley are being installed on sidewalks and rooftops of buildings surrounding Madison Square Park, including the Flatiron and the Empire State Building.The art display, called ‘Event Horizion,’ will run from March 26 to August 15. (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images.)


Britain’s High Court ordered record company EMI Group to stop selling downloads of Pink Floyd tracks individually rather than as part of the band’s original records. The group sued the label, saying its contract prohibited selling the tracks “unbundled” from their original album setting.

The New York Times’ ArtsBeat has the best use of lyric-in-a-headline covering this story.


Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has a confession to make: He has never seen ‘Cats.’ “No, I’m not writing this from rehab. I actually just returned from the Pantages, where —this isn’t easy to admit — I saw “Cats” for the first time,” he writes.

The only thing more embarrassing for a theater critic? “[B]ragging that he’s seen it multiple times.”


Art Beat friend Anne Midgette tells the happy story of Jauvon Gilliam, a timpanist who rented a minivan and drove 26 hours across the country to audition with the National Symphony Orchestra when the opening was announced last year.