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Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Arts Post It: Two Renowned Journalists Killed in Libya


(Tim Hetherington arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Valerie Macon GETTY IMAGES)
Remembered: Tim Hetherington, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and photographer and Pulitzer finalist photographer Chris Hondros were killed in Misrata, Libya, when their group came under mortar fire. (Washington Post)

Bankruptcy: The Philadelphia Orchestra Association filed a Chapter 11 petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court yesterday. Attorney Lawrence G. McMichael stated that the orchestra could no longer afford “aspects of the musicians’ contract.” The high cost of rent and lack of donations were also cited. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

A Pretty Face: Andy Warhol’s “Self-Portrait, 1986,” will be auctioned off at Christie’s as part of the Post-War and Contemporary Auction on May 11. The painting is estimated to sell for between $30 million and $40 million. (Art Daily)

Computer Glitch: Hackers in China have disrupted an online petition urging Chinese officials to free artist Ai Weiwei, who was taken into custody on April 3 in Beijing. (AFP)

Access Granted: The Metropolitan Opera will proceed with its tour to Japan this summer, citing the State Department’s lifting of their travel advisory to Tokyo. (Wall Street Journal)

Move Over, Gwyneth: Tory Burch introduced a new blog today to complement her existing Tory Blog. “Torypedia: People, Places and Things of Interest” at torypedia.tumblr.com, includes information about Burch’s interests and inspirations. (WWD)

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