Controversy: Human-rights organizations are criticizing the Edinburgh International Festival for accepting financing from the Chinese government. (Independent)

Mysteries: Authorities are uncertain how a stolen Rembrandt work taken from a Marina del Rey hotel last weekend ended up at a church in a priest’s office in Encino, California. (Los Angeles Times)

Disputes: Philadelphia Orchestra musicians have rejected a strategic plan prepared by president Allison B. Vulgamore and other management leaders.(Philadelphia Inquirer)

Resolutions: Lyric Opera of Chicago and the American Guild of Musical Artists reached agreement Tuesday night on contract negotiations for the upcoming season, ending a lockout. (Chicago Tribune)

Remembered: Louise Behrend, a concert violinist who trained a generation of American teachers in the Suzuki method, died Aug. 3 in Rockville. (Washington Post)