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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/08/2011

President Obama Borrows Norman Rockwell Painting; Czech Violinist Josef Suk Dies at 81

Missing: The Codex Calixtinus, a 12th century illuminated manuscript, has vanished from the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. (The Olive Press)

Remembered: Josef Suk, a Czech violinist and the great-grandson of famed Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, died on Wednesday. He was 81. (New York Times)

Controversy: Lee Hall, the writer of the cancelled and now reinstated community opera that sparked accusations of homophobia, is considering legal action against the opera company. (Guardian)

Iconic Artist: President Obama borrowed a painting from the Norman Rockwell Museum titled “The Problem We All Live With,” which depicts integration. It will hang outside the Oval Office through October. (Berkshire Eagle)

Back to Work: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is believed to be back at work and still refuses to speak about his detention. (New York Times)

Broadway Hit?: A Canadian revival of “Jesus Christ Superstar” may soon become a candidate for a Broadway transfer. (New York Post)

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