Monster Mash: Da Vinci works coming soon; Merce Cunningham remembered; China learns to love 'Turandot'
-- Artistic trove: A large collection of Leonardo da Vinci's writings and drawings from the Codex Atlanticus will go on display for the first time, in September in Milan, Italy.
-- Finding parallels: Times art critic Christopher Knight takes a closer look at the controversy surrounding the Rose Art Museum.
-- Changing its tune: China has done an about-face concerning Puccini's "Turandot," which was once widely despised for its depiction of Asian characters.
-- C'est la fin: France's Gamma photo agency is experiencing a financial crisis and could shut down soon.
-- Under the stars: A new annual outdoor concert bringing together science and music is planned for the Griffith Observatory.
-- Peeved: Angry theatergoers demanded refunds Sunday when Topol unexpectedly pulled out of a matinee performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Pantages.
-- Celebrity art: A large sand sculpture of Michael Jackson is attracting attention at a Berlin shopping mall.
-- Stage tunes: The cast album of Broadway's "9 to 5," featuring songs by Dolly Parton, hits stores today.
-- Hie thee hence: Shakespeare's Globe is returning to Southern California this fall as part of a new U.S. tour.
-- Passing: Arts philanthropist George Weissman, who once headed tobacco giant Philip Morris, has died at age 90.
-- David Ng
Photo: A drawing from the Codex Atlanticus by Leonardo da Vinci. Credit: Biblioteca Ambosiana, Milan / Fine Arts Reproduction