Culture Monster

All the Arts, All the Time

« Previous Post | Culture Monster Home | Next Post »

Monster Mash: Tom DeLay joins 'Dancing With Stars'; UCLA arts library on brink; 'God of Carnage' extends run

August 17, 2009 |  9:57 am

-- Career comeback: Former Republican Sen. Tom DeLay of Texas will be a contestant on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

-- Political controversy: Artwork about the Sichuan earthquake has been banned from a gallery show that is part of the Beijing 798 Biennale.

-- Royal pain: Prince Charles allegedly tried to sack architect Jean Nouvel from a new office and shopping project close to St. Paul's Cathedral.

-- Chopping block: UCLA considers closing its arts library and merging the collection with an existing branch.

-- Expanding: The Gagosian Gallery is opening a new branch in Athens this fall.

-- Silence: No response yet from LACMA's Michael Govan to Martin Scorsese's letter urging the museum to reverse its decision about its film program.

-- Box-office hit: The Tony-winning "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza has extended its run on Broadway through Feb. 28, 2010, but there's no word yet on whether the original cast will perform past November.

-- Brotherly struggle: Philadelphia arts groups are fighting to survive during the recession.

-- Renovation: An artist has transformed a disused subway station in Toronto into an interactive work of art.

-- Passing: Ernst Katz, the founder of the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California, died last week at age  95.

-- David Ng

Photo: Tom DeLay. Credit: Associated Press