The times have certainly changed: Bob Dylan performed before a crowd of 6,000 people in authoritarian China on Wednesday, just days after the Chinese government arrested famous artist Ai Wei Wei.
The Chinese government reviewed and approved Dylan’s set list before the performance.
Tickets sold for upwards of $50—a big sum in China.
Separately, Chinese authorities announced Thursday that they are investigating Ai Wei Wei for “economic crimes.”
***Google has inked a deal to open a 13,465-square-foot office in Beverly Hills for its entertainment division.
The 11-year lease is valued at $6.3 million.
Google has made several recent moves that signal its desire to get deeper into the entertainment business.