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Monster Mash: Banksy show opens; Hadid's Chicago project delayed; OCMA art sale questions; Domingo in Verona

June 15, 2009 |  9:02 am

Banksy exhibition --Art surprise: If you're not able to get to Bristol, Britain, here's a glimpse of Banksy's exhibition, which opened over the weekend to thousands of viewers.

--Complex construction: Delays stall the opening of Zaha Hadid's pavilion in Chicago's Millennium Park

--Sales criticized: Orange County Museum of Art criticized for quietly selling paintings to a private collector.

--Star power: Verona Opera Festival to feature Placido Domingo.

--Big winner: Times art critic Christopher Knight wins top criticism honors at the Los Angeles Press Club awards. Music critic Mark Swed, pop music critic Ann Powers and architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne were finalists.

--Endeavor favorite: Architect Neil Denari selected to design interior of new WME talent agency in Beverly Hills.

--Preventive measures: Museums reassess security in wake of shootings at D.C.'s Holocaust museum

--Sitting out: Susan Boyle takes a break after three performances with "Britain's Got Talent" tour.

--Joke's on him: Disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich makes a stage appearance in Chicago comedy show.

--Best of the bunch: Russian singer named winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World award.

--Hernia operation: Emergency surgery forces Seiji Ozawa to cancel three Vienna Philharmonic concerts.   

--Royal treatment: Queen bestows honors upon several arts individuals, including actors Alan Cumming and Jonathan Pryce. The full list

--Show-stopping moment: "God of Carnage" vomit snafu stops the Tony Award-winning play.

-- Lisa Fung

Caption: "Banksy versus Bristol Museum," one of the largest single collections of guerrilla artist Banksy's works, was organized under tight security and installed in just 36 hours, with only a handful of museum staff aware it was even happening. Credit: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

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