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Monster Mash: S.M. Puppetry Center closing; Dallas Cowboys decorate stadium; money problems for 'Spider-Man' musical?

August 7, 2009 |  8:19 am

Spider-Man --Cash crunch? Have money woes grounded the Broadway-bound musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," staged by Julie Taymor, with music by Bono and The Edge?

--It's curtains: Santa Monica Puppetry Center is closing.

--Here today … : Questions surround abrupt departure of Ringling Museum of Art director.

--Culture at the arena: Dallas Cowboys commission Franz Ackermann, Olaf Eliasson, Annette Lawrence and others to create art for new stadium.

--The sun shines: Tony Award-winning revival of "Hair" on Broadway recoups investment. (Read about the cast's trip to L.A.)

--Trading pen for brush: Stirling Prize winner Will Alsop gives up architecture to "spend more time painting."

--First photography exhibition: British Museum displays rarely seen images from the early days of photography.

--Crossing the pond: Olivier Award-winning "La Cage Aux Folles" sets April 18, 2010, Broadway opening date.

--Art therapy: Iraq veterans create art out of shredded uniforms as part of a healing exercise.

--Sorry, no Niemeyer house: MAK Center announces stops on its annual architecture tour.

--Attention, fans: Barbra Streisand auctions off artwork and movie costumes to raise money for charity.

--Heads up: Artist Bruce Nauman plans an exhibit in the sky.

-- Lisa Fung

Credit: Columbia Pictures