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Monster Mash: Museum wants Obama's Nobel money; Ingmar Bergman's property; Levine's setback

October 27, 2009 |  9:15 am


-- Wishful: The Dayton International Peace Museum hopes that President Obama will donate some or all of his $1.4-million Nobel Peace Prize money. (Associated Press)

-- Good use: Ingmar Bergman's former properties will become a nonprofit center for artists and scholars. (New York Times)

-- Still recuperating: Conductor James Levine experiences a setback in his recovery from surgery. (Boston Globe)

-- Organizing: Stagehands at New York's Joyce Theatre -- a popular dance venue -- have voted to join the same union that represents workers on Broadway. (Bloomberg)

-- Tough ruling: A New York judge has ruled that a gallery worker cannot receive a refund on an incorrectly valued work by Julian Schnabel. (New York Law Journal)

-- Classical substitution: Rufus Wainwright postpones the debut of his "Five Shakespeare Sonnets" at the San Francisco Symphony, but Duncan Sheik will fill in with selections from his upcoming musical "Whisper House." (San Jose Mercury News)

-- Sober: Opening-night parties on Broadway aren't what they used to be. (Variety)

-- Diva behavior: The Argentine opera singer who was arrested in a New York restaurant for disorderly conduct said she was talking on her cellphone to the organizers of the Las Vegas premiere of Michael Jackson's film "This Is It". (Associated Press)

-- Clever promotion: Twentieth Century Fox will try to break the Guinness world record for tallest ice sculpture today in Santa Monica by creating one in the shape of an "Ice Age" character. (All Headline News)

-- Hopeful: A New York actress rebounds from homelessness to a role on Broadway. (New York Times)

-- Passing: Landscape architect Lawrence Halprin has died at age 93. (San Francisco Chronicle)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Some local schools are trying to put an end to explicit moves on the dance floor; Scarlett Johansson will make her Broadway debut in January in Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge"; Terry Riley has resigned from his role as the head of the Miami Art Museum.

-- David Ng

Photo: President Obama, speaking about winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Credit: Gerald Herbert / Associated Press