5 Lunchtime Links: Kendrick Lamar books show with National Symphony Orchestra and more

Tammy Perez for American-Statesman

Tammy Perez for American-Statesman

1. Kendrick Lamar to perform with National Symphony Orchestra.

Don’t kill his orchestral vibe. Rapper Kendrick Lamar has scheduled a one-time Washington show in which he will perform selections from his album “To Pimp a Butterfly” alongside the National Symphony Orchestra. This will be the first time Lamar has performed with an orchestra, but not the first time the NSO has performed with a hip-hop artist. Rapper Nas marked the 20th anniversary of his album “Illmatic” with a special NSO collaboration at the Kennedy Center. Ticket’s for Lamar’s show start at $35 and go on sale Wednesday.

2. Virgin America to offer free, in-flight Netflix streaming.

Netflix and fly. In case you need to rewatch episodes of your favorite show 35,000 feet in the air, Virgin America has signed on for a partnership with Netflix, following a similar deal between Jetblue and Amazon Prime. Netflix subscribers will now be able to stream the entire Netflix catalog on the airline’s complimentary internet access (previously $9 an hour). At least until March 2016, that is, after which the airline will resume paid internet access. Many airlines currently do not allow access to streaming sites on their networks.

3. Paul Walker’s daughter brings wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche.

Paul Walker’s 16-year-old daughter Meadow Walker is suing sport car manufacturer Porsche, claiming there were several deficiencies in the car her father died in 2013. In papers filed by her attorney, Walker claims the seatbelt of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT broke the actor’s ribs and pelvis preventing him from exiting the vehicle, which caught fire after the crash.

4. Dallas Museum of Art director steps down, accepts new position in New York.

Maxwell Anderson, director of the Dallas Museum of Art since 2011, announced yesterday that he will resign and accept a position with the New Cities Foundation in New York. The museum began to offer free admission under Anderson, who secured a 15-year loan of the Keir Collection of Islamic Art, and raised over $40 million for the museum.

5. Matthew McConaughey’s brother named his son Miller Lyte. 

What’s in a name? Ask “Rooster” McConaughey, brother of favorite Longhorn fan and actor Matthew McConaughey, and he might have a list of his favorite beer brands that he considers answers. The star of “West Texas Investors Club” recently received a year’s worth of Miller Lite after the company found it he had named his son “Miller Lyte.” McConaughey also has a daughter named, “Margarita Olympia,” which is no longer in production. Jay Z and Beyonce were this close to a year’s supply of Blue Moon. Next time, guys.


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