Lady Gaga Is 2011's Top Earner + The 30 Most Important Cats of the Year = Eight Items or Less

Gary Pini
1. Guess who was the top earning woman in music in 2011? Lady Gaga, of course. She grossed over $90 million according to Forbes magazine's annual tally, while Taylor Swift ($45 million) and Katy Perry ($44 million) were right behind. Adele grossed almost $18 million, but that number only included a couple of months of sales for her smash-hit album, 21, and very little touring due to her throat surgery.

2. Yes, that's Shepard Fairey's illustration on Time magazine's "Person of the Year" cover.

3. The "prog-rock, funk-soul collective" NewVillager is doing a free show at Jack Hanley Gallery () (136 Watts Street) tomorrow night, December 16, 8 p.m.  The show -- "The Game Cycles" -- includes "dancers, mover, tower and living sculpture."  What's a "mover"?

4. Add the Republic of the Moon to your list of micro-nations to visit before you die. This alternative vision of lunar life wants to "re-claim the moon for artists, idealists and dreamers." You can check it out starting today through February 26, 2012, in Liverpool, England, at the FACT "film, art and new media center." [ArtsCatalyst]

5. Sixty-two percent of the apps downloaded for an incentive are never used. [Harris Interactive]

6. Legendary Japanese producer/turntablist DJ Krush is playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 19, 2012. It's one of the stops on his 20th Anniversary World Tour. [BrooklynVegan]

The 30 Most Important Cats 2011. [Buzzfeed]

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