Monster Mash: Obama rehangs art, Kushner celebration begins, East West Players leader honored
-- New administration, new decorations: Obama changes art on White House walls, choosing works by Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson and African American and Latino artists.
-- A month of offerings: Curtain rises on Guthrie Theater's Tony Kushner Celebration.
-- Prestigious honor: Tim Dang, artistic director of East West Players, wins James Irvine Foundation's prestigious Leadership Award -- and $125,000.
-- Silent auction: Battle looms over sale of personal items that belonged to mime Marcel Marceau.
-- His first museum: Despite tough economy, Thom Mayne-designed museum in Dallas remains on track.
-- Starry support: Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Jay-Z reportedly among the potential backers for Bill T. Jones' "Fela," which may move to Broadway in the fall.
-- Finding connections: Museum curators look for ways to better engage visitors.
-- Opera to the rescue?: Finally, a performance is scheduled at Beijing's landmark bird's nest stadium -- Zhang Yimou's production of Puccini's "Turandot."
-- Canadian architect dies: Arthur Erickson, designer of L.A.'s California Plaza towers, dies at 84.
-- Lasting presence: Is Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" Britain's greatest contemporary play?
-- Finished product: Construction completed on Toyo Ito's solar-powered stadium in Taiwan, with opening set in July.
-- Surreal experience: A museum dedicated to artist Rene Magritte opens in Brussels.
-- Saving money: Baltimore Museum of Art announces furloughs and cutbacks.
-- Switching organizations: Former executive director of San Francisco Symphony takes top post at Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
-- We have theaters here too: Seems like every other major U.S. city gets to see National Theatre of London's production of "Phedre," starring Helen Mirren. Why not Los Angeles?
-- Substitute soloist: Baritone Daniel Teadt replacing ailing Nathaniel Webster in May 31 Los Angeles Master Chorale concert at Disney Hall.
-- What would Leonardo think?: What happens when you Twitter the Mona Lisa?
-- Lisa Fung
Top photo: Ed Ruscha's "I think I'll..." (1983) Credit: National Gallery of Art, Washington
Bottom photo: Bill T. Jones. Credit: Liz Baylen / Los Angeles Times