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Monster Mash: 'Nine' scores five Globe noms; Cleveland Orchestra's deficit; Louvre returns frescoes

December 15, 2009 |  8:55 am


-- Golden: "Nine," the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, received five Golden Globe nominations, including one for Maury Yeston for the song "Cinema Italiano." (Los Angeles Times)

-- In the red: The Cleveland Orchestra is expected this week to report a deficit of $2 million on a budget of $43.7 million. (The Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

-- Cultural diplomacy: The Louvre Museum in Paris is returning five disputed frescoes to Egypt. (BBC News)

-- Feisty heroine: Kathleen Turner will play the late newspaper columnist Molly Ivins in a new stage play that will premiere in March in Philadelphia. (Theatermania)

-- Arrested: Australian police have charged five environmentalists with trespassing after they hung a banner on one of the sails of the Sydney Opera House. (The Sydney Morning Herald)

-- Kid's got talent: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has named a 25-year-old Norwegian violinist as its new concertmaster. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

-- Moving forward: The Cleveland Museum of Art has named an interim development director and has approved the second phase of a $350-million expansion. (The Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: The United States Artists announces grant winners; Cirque du Soleil's "Viva Elvis" comes to Las Vegas.

-- David Ng

Photo: Kate Hudson and others perform the song "Cinema Italiano" from the movie "Nine." Credit: David James / Weinstein Co.