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Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Egyptian Antiquities Boss Is Still Minister; Animated ‘Sita Sings the Blues’ Stirs Controversy

Still at Work: Egyptian antiquities boss Zahi Hawass still remains the minister, despite reports that he has been fired. He claims that prime minister Esssam Sharaf has asked him to continue. (Art Newspaper)

Meant to be Broken: The Strathmore Music Center has set its sights on breaking the Guinness World Record for Largest Ukulele Ensemble and is recruiting all players for an evening of strumming on August 24. (Washington Post)

Controversy: “Sita Sings the Blues,” an animated modern take on the Hindu religious epic, “The Ramayana,” has won awards, yet some Hindus are saying they find the film offensive. (Wall Street Journal)

Resignations: Christie’s president Edward Dolman is resigning from his post after 27 years of service to become the managing director of the Qatar Museums Authority. (The Art Newspaper)

Remembered: Cornell MacNeil, 88, an American baritone who was best known for his interpretations of operatic roles by Giuseppe Verdi, died July 15 at an assisted-living facility in Charlottesville. (Washington Post)

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