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Lincoln Center President Departed After Not Disclosing Relationship With an Employee

Lincoln Center President Departed After Not Disclosing Relationship With an Employee
wsj.com — Jed Bernstein, the former president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, resigned last month after failing to disclose a personal relationship with an employee, the organization said Tuesday. The abrupt departure of Mr. Bernstein, a former theatrical producer who had only started the job in 2014, surprised many in the arts world.

Aby Rosen Settles Tax-Evasion Case for $7 Million

Aby Rosen Settles Tax-Evasion Case for $7 Million
wsj.com — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman appears to be setting his sights on the art world. On Tuesday, the attorney general's office announced that real-estate developer and art collector Aby Rosen has agreed to pay $7 million to settle allegations that he failed to pay sales and use taxes on art purchased by two of his companies.

Sondra Radvanovsky to Replace Anna Netrebko in Met Opera’s Season Opener

Sondra Radvanovsky to Replace Anna Netrebko in Met Opera’s Season Opener
wsj.com — When Russian soprano Anna Netrebko decided last week not to add the title role of Bellini's "Norma" to her repertory, she set off an international scramble to line up replacements-including at the Metropolitan Opera, where a new production of the opera is scheduled to open the 2017-2018 season.

Gran will try to be calming force for UK football’s offense on game days

Gran will try to be calming force for UK football’s offense on game days
kentucky.com — If one of Kentucky football's sports science gurus attached monitoring devices to each of the Cats offensive coordinators on game day, the readings would never show that the coaches are even in the same zip code.

Museum of Modern Art to Offer Employee Buyouts

Museum of Modern Art to Offer Employee Buyouts
wsj.com — The Museum of Modern Art is offering buyouts to some employees as it moves forward with a multimillion-dollar expansion plan. The museum said no layoffs are planned and the buyouts are intended to benefit employees who are considering retiring this year. It noted that during renovations the museum is operating on a smaller scale.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Lineup for Live-Performance Series

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Lineup for Live-Performance Series
wsj.com — The Metropolitan Museum of Art has tapped writer and radio storyteller Nate DiMeo as the artist-in-residence for the fifth season of its live-performance series. Mr. DiMeo, creator of "The Memory Palace" podcast, will produce a series of audio pieces inspired by the contents of the museum's American Wing.

Kentucky’s AD confident that Mitchell will get program back on track

Kentucky’s AD confident that Mitchell will get program back on track
kentucky.com — In his first public comments about the swirling problems within the women's basketball program, Mitch Barnhart referenced journeys. "They're never straight paths" for a team, the Kentucky athletics director said. "The reality is the journey of what we're on is always a winding road, ups and downs, blind spots, clear paths."

UK’s Mitchell takes responsibility for basketball team ‘upheaval’

UK’s Mitchell takes responsibility for basketball team ‘upheaval’
kentucky.com — A contrite, quiet Matthew Mitchell has had a rough few weeks featuring the departure of all three assistant coaches and two players, including a freshman starter. The University of Kentucky women's basketball coach has seen a top-35 signee reopen her recruitment just a few months before she's supposed to arrive on campus.

UK women’s basketball releases Corsaro from letter of intent

UK women’s basketball releases Corsaro from letter of intent
kentucky.com — A McDonald's All-American that had signed with Kentucky has been granted a release from her national letter of intent, the school confirmed on Tuesday. Lindsey Corsaro, a 6-foot wing player from Indianapolis, is ranked the No. 35 player in the nation by ESPN and is just one of two signees for Kentucky next season.

Kyra Elzy returning to Kentucky coaching staff

Kyra Elzy returning to Kentucky coaching staff
kentucky.com — A familiar face is returning to Kentucky amid turmoil and turnover. The Herald-Leader has learned that Kyra Elzy, a former Cats assistant turned Tennessee assistant, will be returning to the UK program as an associate head coach.
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