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March 25, 2009 |  8:52 am

DoloresPorn or art? A Vienna museum explores the boundaries between pornography and the visual arts. Mark Domage's photograph at right is part of the conversation.

Art or porn? An anti-censorship group has condemned an Ohio university's decision to remove a sculpture that allegedly depicts a sexual act between a teacher and a student.

Feeling better: Stacy Keach will return to the Ahmanson Theatre for the remainder of the "Frost/Nixon" run. The actor discussed his mild stroke last week with Culture Monster's Mike Boehm.

Fighting for survival: The Cleveland Orchestra will undergo significant budget cuts in response to declining ticket sales and a shrinking endowment.

Starchitect: Frank Gehry says his Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn probably won't happen.

Theater tirade: Director Terry Kinney responds heatedly (and profanely) to rumors that his Broadway production of Neil LaBute's "reasons to be pretty" is in trouble.

That '90s show: Playwright and screenwriter Peter Morgan ("Frost/Nixon") is slated to pen an HBO movie about the Clintons.

Art prize: Artist Michael Vissochi has won the 2009 Jerwood Sculpture Prize for a work that is intended to provoke thought about renewable energy.

Screen to stage: Oscar-winning filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzky will make his operatic directorial debut next year in Vienna with Carl Maria von Weber's "Der Freischuetz." Ruzowitzky received a best-foreign-language film Oscar last year for "The Counterfeiters."

-- David Ng

Photo: Tatiana Trouvé, Totem, 2006, by Mark Domage / Johann König, Berlin

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