Culture Monster

All the Arts, All the Time

« Previous Post | Culture Monster Home | Next Post »

Monster Mash: Annie Leibovitz still negotiating loan repayment; Jordan Roth takes over Jujamcyn Theaters; iPhone becomes popular musical toy

September 9, 2009 |  8:44 am

Annie -- In talks: Photographer Annie Leibovitz is reportedly still negotiating with her creditor, Art Capital, after a deadline passed on Tuesday to repay her $24-million loan.

-- Moving up: Jordan Roth is taking over as head of Broadway's Jujamcyn Theaters, succeeding Rocco Landesman who was appointed chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

-- Search is on: San Diego Museum of Art has named four interim leaders as it looks for a permanent replacement for Derrick Cartwright.

-- Digital sounds: Musicians are finding a lot to love about several instrumental applications designed for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. 

-- Setting a date: The 2010 Tony Awards will take place on June 13 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

-- Honored: Director Mel Brooks, opera singer Grace Bumbry, actor Robert De Niro and musician Bruce Springsteen will receive the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors.

-- Legal wrangling: Jewish heirs have settled a seven-year dispute with a Swedish museum over an Emil Nolde painting that was looted by the Nazis.  

-- Shipping news: A proposed cargo port in Venice, Italy, is prompting criticism from preservationists.

-- All about him: Singer-pianist Michael Feinstein is headed for Broadway in "All About Me."

-- Lifeline: The financially troubled Pittsburgh Symphony receives a $1-million gift from its board chairman.

-- Dance on film: Members of the New York City Ballet work to create a screen version of Jerome Robbins' "N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz."

-- David Ng

Photo: Annie Leibovitz. Credit: Associated Press