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Arts Post It: J. Crew Gets Sued; Johnny Cash Gets a Museum

Trademark Suits Trending for Spring: Design firm Tony Duquette Inc. sued J. Crew Group Inc. for trademark infringement concerning J.Crew’s “Duquette Leopard Print Sweater.” (WWD) (New York Magazine)

Bolshoi 2.0: After years of reconstruction, Russia’s Bolshoi Theater in Moscow is preparing to reopen in October in its original 19th-century design. (Washington Post)

Feuds: Renowned Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov doubts the existence of Tchaikovsky orchestra. Roman Leontiev, the Tchaikovsky orchestra’s music director, insists that the orchestra exists but lacks a website. A battle of words ensues. (New York Times)

Home of the Blues: Legendary musician Johnny Cash’s home is Dyess, Arkansas has been purchased by Arkansas State University and will be turned into a museum. (

Timing is Everything: Revok, a well-known graffiti artist in Los Angeles, was arrested as he prepared to board a plane to Ireland on Thursday. The arrest coincides perfectly with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ exhibition “Art in the Streets.” (Los Angeles Times) (Museum of Contemporary Art)

Controversies: A group of scientists call for the Smithsonian Institution to cancel a planned exhibition of Chinese artifacts mined from a shipwreck by a commercial treasure hunter. Similarly, a group of lawmakers are calling for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History gift shop to stop selling products made outside the U.S. (New York Times) (Los Angeles Times)

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