In case you weren’t getting enough gossip at work…
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In a flashback to Medieval times, the world was appalled to see Notre Dame burn down.
Fortunately, Trump was there to provide advice. Now, French firefighters need to monitor their Twitter in addition to save a world treasure. Sounds like a great use of their time.
Btw, this is the second transcendental artistic institution to burn down in recent times.
At least this time the philanthropic response has been impressive. $450 million pledged to rebuild Notre Dame, within less than 24 hours.
In any case, Ma has outstanding publicists. Every major classical artist worth his salt has lost his instrument in NYC. It must be a thing:
- Yo Yo Ma finds lost Stradivarius (NYTimes)
- Lost Violin and Owner are Reunited (NYTimes)
- Another Lost (and Found) Violin in NYC (NYTimes)
- $300k violin found in NY taxi
- Another day at the office with $4M NYC Cello Rescue
Things I’d Like to Write About
Anybody getting bonuses in the arts? This sounds like a nifty idea (NYTimes).
“So if you’re looking for more sex scandals in 2019, Lincoln Center and its associated institutions is a good bet.”
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