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Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Fendi’s Seoul Fashion Show Will Go On; Lady Gaga Shuts Down Amazon

Fur Release: Fendi’s fashion show in Seoul, South Korea, will go on despite threatened cancellation over protests from anti-fur demonstrators. (Wall Street Journal)

Game Over: The National Pinball Museum in Georgetown is being forced to close after just five months. (Washington Post)

Flash Fail: Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” album sales stalled Amazon’s servers after the company offered a one-day sale of the MP3 version of the album for 99 cents. (New York Times)

Angel of Music: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation plans to donate £32m to arts and culture organizations in Britain. The foundation raised the funds by selling a Picasso painting last year. (BBC)

Design Dreams: The Whitney Museum of American Art is building a new facility designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, groundbreaking for the $720 million. (Wall Street Journal)

Lost and Found: A stolen 14th-century painting of the Virgin Mary has been found at a museum in Kentucky and is being returned to Italian authorities. (AP)

The People’s Car: Volkswagen AG and the Museum of Modern Art announced a two-year, multimillion-dollar sponsorship that will provide funding for contemporary art exhibitions and online education. (San Francisco Chronicle)

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