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Wednesday’s Art Notes

Professor Longhair performs “Tipitina,” a song that will be added to the Library of Congress’ historic registry.

The Library of Congress announced a list of 25 historic recordings chosen for preservation in 2011, including Tammy Wynette’s Stand By Your Man, Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together, and De La Soul’s 1989 album 3 Feet High and Rising, via The Associated Press. The list also included recordings by Henry Mancini, Captain Beefheart and Ishi, the last Yahi Indian.

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An editorial in China’s state-run newspaper Global Times addressed the detainment of artist Ai Weiwei, but only to say that the government would not bow to Western pressure on the matter, via Reuters.

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Italian archaeologists plan to dig beneath a Florentine convent in order to locate the remains of a woman who may have been the model for the Mona Lisa, via The Telegraph.

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Juliano Mer-Khamis, an actor, theater director and peace activist who started a drama camp for kids in the West Bank in 2006, was shot and killed on Monday in Jenin, via TIME.

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Iran has cut its ties with the Louvre in Paris over unhappiness with the handling of sharing and exhibition of antiquities, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Playwrights Athol Fugard and Eve Ensler will be honored with awards at this year’s Tonys, via The Associated Press.

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After turning her down more than 20 years ago, James Joyce’s estate has granted literary-minded singer Kate Bush permission to record text from Ulysess as lyrics on her new album, via Rolling Stone.

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