Disputes: The Louisville Orchestra canceled its September and October concerts because of the ongoing contract dispute with musicians. (Courier-Journal)

Ambitious: Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin plans to renovate all city theaters in two to three years’ time. $242 million is to be invested in the project. (Russia Today)

Stepping Down: Sylvia Waters, the longtime artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will retire in June 2012. (New York Times)

All Shook Up: Smithsonian officials said the most serious structural damage from Tuesday’s earthquake was to the Smithsonian Castle. It will be remain closed but all museums will be open Thursday. (Washington Post)

Judgments: An art owner in Massachusetts and victim of the largest residential theft in Massachusetts history when art was stolen from his house in 1978, won a $3 million civil judgment. (Boston Globe)

Releases: Paul McCartney announced Wednesday that his ballet score “Ocean’s Kingdom” will be released in the U.K. on Oct. 3, 2011. (CBS News)