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In the News: Mozart Discovery

Original Mozart Music Discovered in Nantes, France Staff of a Library in Nantes, France discovered the draft of an unknown original piece by Mozart. According to Ulrich Lesinger, head of research at the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria, the handwriting gives away its famous author. “There’s no doubt that this is an original piece handwritten by Mozart.” Mozart’s preliminary draft consists of a melody sketch and was discovered in the library’s archives. AP Photo/David Vincent For the full Associated Press Story, please visit:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080918/ap_on_en_mu/eu_mozart_discovery;_ylt=Al.Fr6jVjdNfcQAqgzpHtRflWMcF

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Art Heist: LA

LA Mystery: The Case of the Purloined Paintings…  According to the LA Times, art thieves plundered an Encino home on August 23, robbing a dozen valuable paintings including works by Marc Chagall, Diego Rivera, and Lyonel Feninger. A $200,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the paintings’ return. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-arttheft10-2008sep10,0,331129.story?page=1&track=rss

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A bright candle for Peace

    Picasso, Dove of Peace, 1949     Pippa Bacca, an Italian performance artist on a mission to promote peace and cultural understanding was murdered during her journey last spring. Peace is one of the highest goals of art. May Pippa’s idealistic spirit always be remembered as well as her desire to bridge cultures. She did not see geographic boundaries as limiting; she saw the whole world as her home. As Roman author Gaius noted almost two thousand years ago, “Home is where the heart is.” Home is not simply our residence, our state, nor even our country. Home is a place where we can all live together in peace. For the full story read: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-pippa31-2008may31,0,6381255.story

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Step Away from the Lamb: Guards mean business at BCAM

 “Step away from the Lamb and no one gets hurt!” “There will be no Hirst Heist today, buddy.” The LA Times reports that pistol-carrying guards protect Damien Hirst’s Away from the Flock at BCAM. Realistic preventative measure? Or disruption to the artistic experience? It’s up to you to decide. For the full story read: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-guns31-2008may31,0,5511934.story

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Cry Me a River! Oldest Bust of Caesar found in the Rhone

  I came. I saw. I was thrown overboard.   From today’s news: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3932198.ece

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