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What Kanye West got wrong so far in his Nebuchadnezzar opera

The image used in Ye's tweet is actually thought to depict Darius the Great. But why celebrate Nebuchadnezzar anyway?

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Ryan McNamara to stage immersive work at a Fire Island festival

Theme of free public event will be "Dancing With Adversity"

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Copyright

US singer Chris Brown accused of ripping off several artists’ work in Wobble Up music video

Marius Sperlich and Tony Futura are among those calling for greater copyright protection in the creative industry

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Podcast

How Paul McCartney helped Richard Hamilton create the Beatles' iconic White Album

On The Art Newspaper podcast, we celebrate 50 years of one of the world's greatest records of all time with a look at how the distinctive plain cover was designed

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LA Philharmonic pays tribute to Fluxus

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Can’t get tickets for Hamilton: the Musical? See the exhibition instead

A new exhibition about the Broadway show opens in April 2019

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s night at the Louvre Museum

The surprise video for the couple's song Apeshit was shot at the Parisian institution

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Linda on the loose

Prelude to the Shed’s free art fortnight is a utopian breath of fresh air

For two weeks, temporary respite in New York's Death Valley is available on a miraculously undeveloped lot at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 31st Street

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In the frame

John Mellencamp brings rock’n’roll (and his paintings) to Chelsea

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Martin Luther King

Harlem gallery performance evokes Martin Luther King Jr’s final moments

Jazz musician Melvin Gibbs remembers the Civil Rights Leader’s death and the impact it had on the African American community at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

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In the frame

Make some noise! Met reopens musical instrument galleries

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Princess Nokia performs in Brooklyn for first US edition of London’s Moniker fair

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The Buck stopped here

Jeremy Deller is lost in music at the Barbican

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The Rachel Report

Taking the alphabet by the horns

Rarely is an instrumental concert as visually exciting as it is aurally, but that was the case at the Darmstadt Ensemble’s quirky recent performance

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In the frame

Eggleston steps away from the camera and onto the piano bench