Rodin Museum reopens
Philadelphia's Rodin Museum, a little jewel box of a building surrounded by formal gardens and showcasing the French artist's monumental sculptures, had by most accounts lost some of its luster in the 83 years since it was built.
Now, for the first time since the museum opened in 1929, the public will get to see it as its architects intended. The Rodin Museum reopens Friday after a more than three-year, $9-million renovation that returned all its sculptures to their original locations inside and out, refurbished almost all of them and restored the grounds' formal French garden, fountain and reflecting pool.
"It was long overdue," Timothy Rub, director and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which runs the Rodin, said at a preview event Thursday.
Located between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the new Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the classical Beaux-Arts building contains the largest collection of Auguste Rodin's sculptures outside of the Musee Rodin's collections in Paris and Meudon.
Target won't sell Ocean album
Frank Ocean's album "Channel Orange" already is one of the most widely discussed and highly praised albums of the year, but don't look to buy it at a Target store when the physical CD is released next week.
The Minneapolis-based retail giant has announced it won't stock the album, which has generated massive interest since the R&B singer revealed recently that some songs were inspired by a relationship he once had with a man.
But after initially suggesting that Target's decision may have been related to Ocean's sexual orientation, his manager, Christian Clancy, has backed down and said Target's decision was a response to the release of Ocean's album a week early in digital form exclusively on iTunes.
Chenoweth hurt on 'Wife' set
Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth was recovering at home Thursday, her publicist said, after being rushed to a hospital a day earlier following an injury on the set of "The Good Wife" in New York.
A statement by CBS said that Chenoweth was filming a scene for the drama in Brooklyn when a gust of wind blew a lighting silk out of place, striking the actress. She received treatment on the scene by the show's medic until a New York Fire Department emergency medical team arrived and transported her to a hospital, the statement said.
Chenoweth, an Emmy and Tony winner, joins the show in its third season in a recurring role as a political reporter.
Half-century of Rolling Stones
Thursday marked 50 years since Mick Jagger played his first gig with a band called the Rolling Stones, and the group is marking its half-century with no letup in its productivity or rock 'n' roll style.
Now in their late 60s and early 70s, the band members celebrated the anniversary by attending a retrospective photo exhibition at London's Somerset House — and looking to the future by rehearsing for new gigs.
Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts mingled with celebrities including Mick Hucknall and Tom Stoppard at a launch party for the exhibition, which charts the band's career from their first official photo shoot — young mop tops lined up against a row of red phone boxes — to their monster stadium tours.
"It's like walking into an old diary," Richards said.
The band got together 50 years to the day after their debut at London's Marquee Club.
The lineup for the gig was vocalist Jagger, guitarists Richards and Brian Jones, bassist Dick Taylor, pianist Ian Stewart and drummer Mick Avory. Taylor, Stewart and Avory soon left; drummer Watts joined in 1963 and guitarist Wood in 1975.
Broad museum resets opening
Eli Broad's new contemporary art museum at his alma mater, Michigan State University, has set a new opening date of Nov. 9.
The museum, designed by architect Zaha Hadid, had originally been expected to debut in April, but had to postpone the opening due to a delay in construction.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU will feature about 46,000 square feet of space. The L.A billionaire donated $28 million for the museum, with $21 million going toward construction and $7 million for acquisitions and other functions.
Broad is also building a contemporary art museum in downtown L.A.