Covering NY cultural institutions for WSJ. Used to write about lawyers and the environment. Tips, gripes: jennifer.smith@wsj.com

UK women: Seniors requested meeting with Mitchell to get team back on track

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Performer at New York Philharmonic to Play Without Prized Stradivarius

blogs.wsj.com — A standoff over an 18th-century violin showed little sign of resolution this week, as German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann prepares to perform in New York without the prized Stradivarius he has played for more than a decade.Mr. Zimmermann had leased the violin from a now-defunct German bank, WestLB AG, through a long-term contract that expired over the weekend.

Prized Stradivarius Prompts Tug of War; German Violinist to Play With New York Philharmonic

wsj.com — A German violinist scheduled to perform with the New York Philharmonic next week could arrive without the Stradivarius violin he has played for more than a decade, as a multimillion-dollar dispute over the prized instrument enters a critical phase this weekend.

Perelman to Succeed Weill as Head of Carnegie Hall Board

wsj.com — Sanford I. Weill is stepping down from his longtime role as chairman of Carnegie Hall's board of trustees, which will now be headed by Ronald O. Perelman, the concert hall announced on Thursday. The shift caps a transformative era for Carnegie Hall.

2015 Met Opera Season to Feature Six New Productions

wsj.com — The leading ladies of the Metropolitan Opera should have plenty of scenery to chew in the coming season, which is replete with tragic heroines ranging from tormented Tudor queens to disgraced adventuresses. Announced on Wednesday, the 2015-2016 season will feature six new productions, including Puccini's " Manon Lescaut, " Verdi's "Otello" and Richard Strauss's "Elektra," a blood-soaked tale of murder and revenge.

Museum of Biblical Art Loses Its Landlord

wsj.com — On Friday, the Museum of Biblical Art will unveil its biggest, most ambitious show yet: sculptures from the Florence Cathedral by Donatello and other Renaissance artists. But after the exhibition closes in June, the decade-old museum faces an uncertain future.

UK football notebook: Mark Stoops quickly alleviated staff concerns over departure of Neal Brown

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Museum Leaders Share Resources Across Borders

wsj.com — The hurdles of running a contemporary-art museum in the West African country of Benin might seem light years away from the concerns of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's largest and wealthiest. But some issues span continents, affecting institutions big and small-how to connect with audiences, for example, in an increasingly digital world.

UK football notebook: Calls for early-signing period go against SEC

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UK football notebook: Training guru prepares Cats for Combine

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Mar 01, 2015

Deadly LAPD shooting of homeless man is caught on video fw.to/eHifT0W

Mar 01, 2015

This is deeply dismaying. Afghan Policewomen Struggle Against Culture, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/03/02/wor…

Feb 27, 2015

RT @WSJ: Breaking: House defeats three-week extension of Homeland Security funding with shutdown looming at midnight wsj.com

Feb 27, 2015

The Dutch Stedelijk Museum questions origins of some of its art on.wsj.com/17BuwIs via @WSJ

Feb 27, 2015

This Sunday will mark the final day of Passover baking at Streit’s LES matzo factory on.wsj.com/1Ae8jXj via @WSJ @hollanderfiles

Feb 26, 2015

RT @erinruberry: A+ lede:"An Oklahoma artist’s not kitten around when he says he wants to draw a cat version of all 100 U.S. senators" abcn.ws/1DZy0m0

Feb 26, 2015

'I do pretty much one a day—like the vitamins' This Pittsburgh poet IS THE BEST on.wsj.com/17A8CoW via @WSJ pic.twitter.com/cRsjGRzKIu

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