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Monster Mash: Gehry withdraws from Jerusalem project; 'Come Fly Away' stumbles; Domingo criticism

January 14, 2010 |  9:07 am


-- Bowing out: Architect Frank Gehry reportedly has withdrawn from a plan to build a Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. (Tablet)

-- Backstage trouble: A union that represents ballet dancers in the U.S. has filed a grievance against "Come Fly Away," the upcoming Broadway musical featuring vocals of Frank Sinatra. (Variety)

-- Multi-tasker: Opera-world insiders suggest that Placido Domingo has stretched himself too far in his leadership roles. (New York Times)

-- New appointment: Dietmar Schwarz, the director of opera at Theater Basel, has been tapped to run Berlin’s Deutsche Oper starting 2012. (Bloomberg)

-- New leadership: The Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington as appointed a new artistic director. (Seattle Times)

-- Money trouble: The new Salvador Dali Museum in Florida faces serious financial challenges before it opens. (St. Petersburg Times)

-- Royal art: Artist Nicky Philipps describes what it was like to paint the new portrait of Prince WIlliam and Prince Harry. (BBC News)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Latest twists in the dispute over a Getty bronze; a third site sort of surfaces for the Broad Art Foundation Museum; and more on MOCA, Jeffrey Deitch and what's ahead.

-- David Ng

Photo: Frank Gehry's design for the planned Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. Credit: Simon Wiesenthal Center