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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

April 21, 2009 |  9:20 am

Sound of music

-- So long, farewell: The Rodgers & Hammerstein catalog, which includes such titles as "The Sound of Music," "Oklahoma" and "South Pacific," is sold to a Dutch investment group.

--There's a catch: Former Museum of Contemporary Art chief Jeremy Strick hasn't yet repaid a $500,000 loan to MOCA

-- It's always the arts: Los Angeles budget proposals hit arts agencies.

-- Over money, of course: Franky Gehry feuding with Miami Beach over New World Symphony project.

-- Top prize: Playwright Lynn Nottage and composer Steve Reich are among winners of the 2009 arts Pulitzer Prize.

-- Back to owners: The Austrian town of Linz is to return Gustav Klimt painting to the descendants of a Jewish family who were robbed of it by the Nazis.

-- Another return: U.S. officials to return a Dutch Old Master portrait seized from a New York gallery to heirs of a Jewish art dealer who was forced to sell it before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1937.

-- Another theater contest: The Drama League announces award nominees.

-- List narrows: Three selected from a field of thousands to compete for BP Portrait prize.

-- Royal prerogative?: Leading architects accuse Prince Charles of using his royal position to attack plans to develop a former army barracks in London.

-- Costly paint job: A new Damien Hirst creation to be sold for charity in Los Angeles.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Julie Andrews in a scene from "The Sound of Music." 

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