Ayad Akhtar, an American actor and writer, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play “Disgraced.” His play is about a Pakistani-American corporate lawyer who lives in Upper East Side New York, whose dinner party spins out of control after a discussion of identity and religion. Akhtar said he is still in shock and feels very fortunate and grateful.
Colin Davis, former principal director of the London Symphony Orchestra, died at age 85 on Sunday. Davis first conducted the symphony in 1959, taking on the role of principal director after 1995. Davis has won three Grammys among other various awards. Davis was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1980.
The Louvre Museum in Paris, visited by nearly 9 million people each year, closed for the day on April 10 because guards protested pickpockets. Two hundred museum guards protested work and forced the Museum to close down. David Maillard, secretary general for the national union for museums, said the guards are fed up with being assaulted by pickpockets.