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Monster Mash: Gustavo Dudamel's big night; Jeremy Piven in-depth; Daniel Radcliffe's new project

October 9, 2009 |  9:04 am

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-- Gala concert: Gustavo Dudamel makes his debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall as the L.A. Philharmonic's new music director. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Sushi-gate revisited: A look inside the arbitrator's ruling in the Jeremy Piven dispute. (New York Times)

-- Cultural detente: France's cultural minister has agreed to return artifacts to Egypt after the latter country's threats to break off ties with the Louvre Museum. (Associated Press)

-- Honored: The top award for this year's ArtPrize goes to Ran Ortner, an artist and surfing enthusiast from Brooklyn. (Associated Press)

-- Informal survey: A ranking of America's favorite theater cities puts L.A. at No. 15. (Travel + Leisure)

-- Career diversity: Daniel Radcliffe dips his feet in the musical theater world by signing up for a reading of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" in New York. (Variety)

-- It stinks: A conservative Danish politician argues that canned feces does not make art. (ArtInfo)

-- Starlet on stage: Keira Knightley will star in an updated version of Moliere's "The Misanthrope" in London starting in December. (Playbill)

-- And more from the L.A. Times: A celebration is planned to commemorate the survival of the Watts Towers. (Los Angeles Times)

-- David Ng

Photo: Red-carpet arrivals at last night's concert at Disney Hall. Credit: Christina House / For The Times

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