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February 11, 2009 |  8:19 am

-- What a drag: "La Cage" revue closes at Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

-- Despite poor economy, museum collections continue to grow.

-- More than 160 orchestras in 45 states plan to participate in nationwide food drive for the needy.

-- Finalists named for 2009 Susan Blackburn award for women playwrights.

Mark_wallingers_winning_entry_2 -- Giant horse, by former Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger, selected as $2.8-million public artwork in England.

-- Dancer and dance photographer Carolyn D'Amboise dies at 81.

-- Model software helps Frank Gehry stay on budget.

-- The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University holds a town hall meeting.

-- Los Angeles gets a new half-price ticketing agency.

-- What art market slump? Damien Hirst opens a second shop in London.

-- Esa-Pekka Salonen and Placido Domingo included in New York's Metropolitan Opera 2009-10 season.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Artist's impression of Mark Wallinger's giant statue of a white horse, chosen to be the new "Angel of the South" at Ebbsfleet in Kent, Britain. Credit: EPA

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