New York City Opera Cuts Music Director Position; Latin Musicians Sue Over Grammys

Resolved: The San Francisco Opera has reached an agreement with its musicians union. (SF Weekly)

Changes: The New York City Opera announced the elimination of the company’s music director position, previously held by George Manahan. (New York Times)

Birthdays: MTV celebrated its 30th birthday on Monday, evolving with three different generations of audiences. (Los Angeles Times)

Coups: Freelance Washington journalist Nicholas Schmidle writes an account of bin Laden raid for “New Yorker.” (Washington Post)

Controversy: A group of Latin jazz musicians, angry that their genre was eliminated as a Grammy Award category, have sued the organization. (New York Times)

Premieres: On Feb. 6, NBC will premiere a new comedy called “Smash,” a fictional series about the making of a Broadway musical. (TV Line)

Katherine Boyle reports on arts, museums and culture for the Style section.

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