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April 6, 2009 |  9:24 am

Die Walkure 

-- Here we go again: Achim Freyer's second installment of the "Ring," "Die Walkure," opens at Los Angeles Opera. Mark Swed reviews.

-- And we have a winner: The American Critics Assn. honors E.M. Lewis for her play "Song of Extinction," seen at [Inside] the Ford last year.

-- Covering all bases: Dodgers Chief Executive Jamie McCourt joins Los Angeles County Museum of Art board. 

-- What are the facts?: An online feud erupts between Time Out New York critic and "Irena's Vow" playwright.

-- Music visionary: Remembering Glenn Gould, 45 years after his last live performance.

-- Who's in charge?: Discord builds over Coop-Himmelblau-designed $242-million downtown Los Angeles arts school.

-- Too close to home?: Security is beefed up after an angry theatergoer reacts to a scene in provocateur Neil LaBute's "reasons to be pretty" on Broadway.

-- Reviving a moment: Tate Modern recreates an installation that created a sensation in Britain in 1971.

-- Junk food warning: Binge eating and lead poisoning may have led to the death of composer George Frideric Handel.

-- Next best thing?: John Waters' art replaces Chris Burden's gold at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills.

-- Life without arts coverage: Arts leaders react to possibility of Boston Globe closure.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: A scene from Los Angeles Opera's production of Wagner's "Die Walkure." Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times