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Culture notes: Fox Theatre to host ‘Sound of Music’ sing-along; new works by Katz, Kapoor at High

Belting with Julie Andrews
Get those nun habits or white dresses with blue satin sashes ready, and by all means start the vocal exercises now. The Fox Theatre has announced it will present “The Sing-a-Long ‘Sound of Music’” on July 17, will tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. June 11. There have been more than 10,000 “Sound” sing-along events (complete with costume contests and other audience participation) since the phenomenon took wing in 1999. Tickets: $15 in advance (at the Fox box office or Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000,, $20 day of show. Information:

This presentation is not part of the Fox’s Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival, which screens the 2010 remake of “True Grit” at 7:30 June 10, and “Rango” at 2 p.m. and “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 7:30 p.m. June 11. Information: HOWARD POUSNER

High’s contemporary additions
The High Museum of Art, which is showcasing the growth of its decorative arts and design collection in the just-opened exhibit “Modern By Design,” continues to make major additions to its contemporary holdings as well. The High recently acquired two Alex Katz paintings, “Winter Landscape 2” (2007) and “Untitled” (2009), and Katz had donated another work to the High, “Twilight” (1998). An installation of Katz landscapes, including two large-scale canvases loaned by the Brooklyn-born artist known mainly as a Pop Art-affiliated portraitist, already are on view in the Wieland Pavilion’s Skyway level galleries. Additionally,  The High also recently acquired British artist Anish Kapoor’s steel sculpture “Untitled” (2009); it’s expected to be installed in July. HOWARD POUSNER

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