Covering culture in NYC for WSJ. Used to write about lawyers and the environment. Tips, gripes: jennifer.smith@wsj.com

Revamping Commonwealth Stadium hasn't given a boost to UK football's season ticket sales so far

kentucky.com — The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper in Lexington, KY offers local news coverage online. Serving Fayette, Bourbon, Franklin, Clark, Madison, Jessamine, Woodford and Scott counties in Kentucky, Kentucky.com offers local breaking, weather and crime news.

Looted Indian Relic Is Recovered

wsj.com — A stolen bronze Indian religious relic worth an estimated $1 million was recovered Wednesday by federal customs agents as part of a continuing investigation into a former New York-based art dealer. The dealer, Subhash Kapoor, is now awaiting trial in India for allegedly looting artifacts worth tens of millions of dollars.

High Pay for NYC’s Cultural Leaders

wsj.com — New York City's leading museums and performing-arts groups may be nonprofit organizations, but their top jobs offer pay and perks that many in the private sector would envy.

LG Lowers Height of Palisades Complex

wsj.com — Challenged in court, Korean firm settles with conservationists A new headquarters for LG Electronics U.S.A. that critics said would have spoiled the view of the New Jersey Palisades has been scaled back to half its planned height, thanks to a settlement with a coalition of conservation groups that opposed the project.

Law Firms Remodel Offices to Cut Costs, Improve Cooperation

wsj.com — Practices Ditch Corner Offices, Switch to Glass Walls in Attempt to Cut Costs, Improve Cooperation New lawyers will find the palatial corner offices and somber wood paneling that symbolized success for generations of attorneys in shorter supply as they climb the ladder at their firms. Some law firms looking to cut real-estate expenses-one of their biggest fixed costs-are giving themselves 21st-century makeovers.

Museum of the City of New York Completes Renovation

wsj.com — It took a decade and $97 million to renovate the Museum of the City of New York, housed in a Fifth Avenue building on the upper reaches of the Museum Mile that had been largely untouched since being built in 1932. "It was a very, very old, dilapidated building," said Susan Henshaw Jones, the museum's director.

New York Philharmonic Unveils Digital-Music Partnership With Google

wsj.com — Missed the New York Philharmonic's thundering rendition of Verdi's Requiem this winter? How about the Cleveland Orchestra's sizzling take on Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony No. 3? A new digital-music initiative launched Monday by five orchestras hopes to woo classical-music fans by making live performances available faster through Google Inc.'s digital music service.

Metropolitan Opera’s General Manager Made $2.1 Million in 2013

wsj.com — The Metropolitan Opera disclosed on Friday that its general manager, Peter Gelb, earned a total of $2.1 million in 2013 but said a salary cut he took last year remains in effect. Mr. Gelb's 2013 compensation was detailed in a tax filing released by the Met at the close of a challenging period marked by labor strife and financial setbacks.

Joan of Arc, Made ‘Timeless’ for the Stage

wsj.com — In France, Joan of Arc, the 15th-century peasant girl credited with leading the French army to victory at Orléans over the English, is regarded as a national hero.

Lincoln Center Picks Vin Cipolla for Avery Fisher Hall Renovation Campaign

blogs.wsj.com — Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has selected Vin Cipolla, president of the Municipal Art Society of New York, to lead its portion of the campaign to renovate the New York Philharmonic's aging home at Avery Fisher Hall.
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Jul 02, 2015

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Jul 02, 2015

Nothing says eve of a holiday weekend like accordion guy at Rock Ctr subway playing "Ode to Joy" then moving on to "If I Were a Rich Man"

Jul 02, 2015

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Jul 02, 2015

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Jul 01, 2015

RT @jdawsey1: Big NYC environmental news: City Hall moves to force arenas, many hotels and other businesses to compost all food. wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Jul 01, 2015

RT @jdawsey1: Why did De Blasio escalate fight with the governor and what does it mean? A behind the scenes with @mikevilensky: wsj.com/articles/behin…

Jul 01, 2015

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