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Monster Mash: Edvard Munch artwork stolen; Salonen makes Met Opera debut; Dame Edna's hoax

November 13, 2009 |  8:57 am


-- Without a trace: A lithograph by Edvard Munch has been stolen from a gallery in Norway. (Radio Netherlands)

-- Elaborate charade: Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein said they will merge their two solo Broadway shows after a public quarrel that turned out to be a publicity stunt. (Variety)

-- Onward and upward: Esa-Pekka Salonen made his Metropolitan Opera debut Thursday night conducting Janacek's "From the House of the Dead." (New York Times)

-- Honored: Artist Cindy Sherman will receive the Jewish Museum's Man Ray Award. (Art Info)

-- Change of heart: The Aspen Music Festival has offered to rehire Alan Fletcher as president and CEO after firing him a month ago. (The Aspen Times)

-- Restitution: Germany's parliament will return a painting that has hung in a lawmaker's office after learning that the work was looted by the Nazis. (Bloomberg)

-- Unsinkable: Debbie Reynolds will tour Britain with her one-woman show, with plans to play on London's West End. (Playbill)

-- And in the L.A. Times: MOCA looks on the bright side of 30.

-- David Ng

Photo: "Historien," a lithograph by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch that was stolen today. Credit: AFP/Getty Images