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Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Washington National Opera Names New Artistic Adviser; Burberry Profits Soar


(Claire McAdams / Glimmerglass Opera ) - “This is an open-ended, exploratory job right now,” says Francesca Zambello of her new position at the WNO.)

In With the New: The Washington National Opera announced Wednesday that the opera’s new artistic adviser will be the acclaimed stage director Francesca Zambello. (Washington Post)

Winning: The pop-up Museum of Censored Art received the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for intellectual freedom by the American Library Association. The museum was responsible for showcasing the censored film, “A Fire in My Belly.” (Washington Post)

Kids, Eat Your Mozart: A report published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health shows that engaging in cultural activities has great health benefits. (BBC)

Bring it Back: A coalition of musicians is demanding the Recording Academy restore over 30 categories cut from the Grammy Awards, claiming the cuts target ethnic music. (Washington Post via AP)

So Long, Farewell: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra announced that its concertmaster of 23 years, Emmanuelle Boisvert, is moving to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as an associate concertmaster. (New York Times)

Screen Sirens: A documentary about the Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition “Art in the Streets” is coming to a website and possibly television. “Outside In” is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of MOCA’s street-art show. (Los Angeles Times)

Thank you, Duchess Catherine: Profits at Burberry Group doubled to $321.8 million from $128.2 million in the fiscal year that ended March 31, reflecting record operating margins. (WWD)

Arrivals and Departures: Houston Grand Opera conductor Patrick Summers has been named the organization’s artistic and music director after the departure of general director Anthony Freud. (AP via Washington Post)

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