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Thursday’s Art Notes

A woman looks at 'Le jardin d'Hiver,' 1968-1970, a work by French artist Jean Dubuffet in the new permanent collection of the national Modern Art Museum at the Georges Pompidou center on April 5 in Paris. Photo by Francois Guillot/ AFP/ Getty Images

A woman looks at ‘Le jardin d’Hiver,’ 1968-1970, a work by French artist Jean Dubuffet in the new permanent collection of the national Modern Art Museum at the Georges Pompidou center on April 5 in Paris. Photo by Francois Guillot/ AFP/ Getty Images

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A foreign ministry spokesman confirmed to reporters that artist Ai Weiwei is being detained, specifically “on suspicion of economic crimes,” via AFP.

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The Grammy Awards will cut 31 competitive categories from the roster this year, combining previously separate awards for men and women, as well as consolidating different awards for classical and jazz music, and eliminating some genres, like Hawaiian music, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Book retail chain Borders offered a plan for restructuring the business to publishing houses, but the creditors left feeling more skeptical about the fate of the company, via The New York Times.

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New York art dealer Leigh Morse was found guilty of swindling four estates out of profits for the sales of their artworks, via The Wall Street Journal.

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The LAPD says all the leads they had in the open Notorious B.I.G. murder case have run cold, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Dylan plays China, via The Guardian.

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