From the wires:
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are about to buy Leonard Bernstein's old apartment. (That's a Scientological E-Meter to the right there, like the one that will soon sit in the place formerly occupied by Lenny's ashtray. Build your own!)
Peter Frampton (link warning: auto-loading guitar music) just narrated Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf in Kentucky.
Go to Syracuse and you might just end up as an official Lou Reed scholar. (Reed's also picking up the George Arents Pioneer Medal for Excellence in the Arts.) English majors only, which may confirm your opinion of Metal Machine Music. Not mine, though—I love the noise. (Thanks to awesome sister Jeana Stewart for the tip.)
Oboist H. David Meyers has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for running an illegal sports gambling operation. (Speaking of gambling, just one more day to get in on your office Grawemeyer pool. My money's on Steve Reich—but I came up empty in MegaMillions, so maybe you should ask someone else.)
Update (3/8): The Grawemeyer? We were all wrong—me especially. Congratulations, Sebastian!