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Monster Mash: L.A. Times editorial board sounds off on LACMA controversy; KUSC says it's the tops; artists, filmmakers protest Toronto Film Festival

September 3, 2009 |  9:53 am


-- Reeling: The Los Angeles Times editorial board believes LACMA and film go together, and describes the museum's original decision to close its weekend screening series as "shocking and depressing."

-- Strong signal: L.A.'s KUSC-FM (91.5) says it is the most listened-to public radio station in the country.

-- Israeli controversy, Part 1: A group of artists, filmmakers, actors and writers is protesting the Toronto Film Festival's focus on the city of Tel Aviv.

-- Israeli controversy, Part 2: The AP is involved in a dust-up around a photo exhibition depicting violence in the Middle East.

-- Don't touch: A security guard at the Seattle Art Museum has been fired after her decision to alter a work by Yoko Ono.

-- This old house: Sydney Opera House is looking to raise about $500 million for renovations. 

-- Backlash: Public outcry has forced the government of British Columbia to restore money cut from arts groups.

-- Cutting back: The Rochester (N.Y.) Philharmonic Orchestra is changing its 2009-10 season to save money.

-- Film commitment: Hank Azaria has pulled out of the stage production of "An Evening Without Monty Python," which is scheduled to play in Hollywood and New York.

-- David Ng

Photo: A scene from "Gone With the Wind," which has screened at LACMA's film program. Credit: Warner Bros./MGM/UA