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Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Egypt’s Antiquities Chief Fired; Joffrey Ballet and Management Reach Agreement

Dismissed: Egypt’s antiquities minister was fired Sunday after months of pressure from critics that accused him of having been too close to President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. (AP)

Fair Share?: Sales at Smithsonian museum shops help pay the museums’ ongoing ex¬penses, but a preliminary report by Smithsonian Enterprises shows that the revenue-sharing program is confusing and unfair. (Washington Post)

Settled: The dancers of the Joffrey Ballet and the company’s management have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. (Chicago Sun Times)

The Long Wait: Release of ‘Harry Potter’ and other American-made films have been delayed in China so the government can promote a sprawling epic about the Chinese Communist Party. (New York Times)

Paying the Rent: In its bankruptcy petition, the Philadelphia Orchestra seeks a renegotiation of the orchestra’s lease agreement with its landlord, the Kimmel Center. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Read Washington Post reviews of the Capital Fringe Festival: “Priscilla Dreams the Answer”; “Pun: (n) a play on words”; “Who’s Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started the Iraq War.”; Alice: An Evening With Alice Roosevelt Longworth,”

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