From the Los Angeles Times: Michael Jackson estate, Cirque du Soleil unveil plans for 'The Immortal World Tour'
Cirque du Soleil announces plans for a Jackson-themed touring production, which is set to hit the Bay Area in January 2012.
From Arts Journal: Highlights of $222.45-Million Sotheby's Contemporary Auction: The Curatorial EffectA piece by Warhol goes for $35.36 million at a Sotheby's auction.
From the Los Angeles Times: Rich Americans' philanthropy dropped in 2009, but not for the arts, study finds
A study found that households with incomes of $200,000 or more, devoted 7.5 cents out of their charitable dollar to the arts in 2009.
From The New York Times: Ansel Adams or Not? More Twists
Art historians, forensic investigators and others debate whether or not negatives are by Ansel Adams.
From the The Sacramento Bee: Debts closed curtain on landmark Roseville theater
The Civic Theatre West, the second-largest community theater in the state, and operator of the state's largest children's theater workshop, abruptly closed its doors.
From the The Sacramento Bee: Artist David Hockney applies brush to dog bowls
Pop artist David Hockney applies his brush to dog bowls for upcoming Bonhams and Butterfield auctions in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
From the SFGate: Neil Young items damaged in San Carlos fire
On November 9, a three-alarm fire damaged a San Carlos warehouse believed to contain memorabilia belonging to musician Neil Young.
From the SFGate: Catherine Wagner's photos to line Central Subway
Photographer Catherine Wagner won a national competition by the San Francisco Arts Commission to etch her pictures into granite at the Moscone Station, scheduled to open in 2018.
From the SFGate: Crocker Art Museum reopens, and invites
Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum celebrates its 125th anniversary and the museum's new 125,000-square-foot expansion.
From the San Jose Mercury News: Tuned In: Lawyer by day turns evening diva for Berkeley West Edge Opera's 'Xerxes'
Mezzo-soprano Paula Rasmussen is an opera singer turned lawyer and is now singing again.
From the San Jose Mercury News: "Mercury News" song catches newspaper's ear
Half-sister to Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche sings about the San Jose Mercury News.
From the San Jose Mercury News: 20 years later, 'Angels In America' remains a towering classic
The Pulitzer Prize and multiple Tony Award-winning play, Angels in America, still resonates after 2 decades.
From Tideline: Amoeba Music Store Celebrates 20 Years of Success
With the success of iTunes and other online competitors, the brick-and-mortar Amoeba Music celebrates its 20th anniversary in its Berkeley, San Francisco and Los Angeles locations.