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Monster Mash: Gestapo-looted art to stay in museum; Philadelphia Orchestra's new online deal; 'South Park' creators' musical

January 29, 2010 |  9:02 am

Ipod -- Verdict: A Berlin court has ruled that a poster collection looted by the Gestapo should stay in the Deutsches Historisches Museum, even though the legal owner is the son of a dentist who was forced to flee Germany before World War II. (Bloomberg)

-- Digital harmony: The Philadelphia Orchestra has struck a deal with an online music distributor to bring its live recordings to iTunes, and other download sites. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

-- Branching out: Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of "South Park," are working on a new stage musical. (New York Times)

-- Method acting: Performers in a stage production in Frankfurt, Germany, decide to consume real vodka during a recent performance. (The Guardian)

-- Unhappy feet: A federal judge has ruled against a woman who was arrested for dancing with a group of 17 others at a memorial dedicated to President Jefferson. (Boston Globe)

-- Sold: A portrait  that was once believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has sold for more than $1.5 million in New York. (Reuters)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Scripps College alumnus gives $4 million to school's ceramics program; Placido Domingo accepts a special award from organizers of the Grammys.

-- David Ng

Photo: An Apple iPod. Credit: Vijay Paruchuru / Bloomberg