The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. A record exec from Taylor Swift‘s label tries to defend her lackluster Grammy duet with Stevie Nicks, and only makes things worse. [via ArtsBeat] 2. Why was Martin Scorsese‘s new Leonardo DiCaprio thriller Shelter Island pushed back to the dead of winter? [via E!] 3. The dates for the fifth annual Pitchfork Music Festival have been announced; look for ticket sales and a lineup announcement tomorrow. [via Pitchfork] 4. Lincoln Center is building a new black box space on top of the Vivian Beaumont Theater; it will feature work by emerging artists, with all seats priced at $20. [via NYT] 5. Bruce Springsteen is suing a bar in midtown Manhattan for copyright infringement. [via NYDN]

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