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Monster Mash: Up close with Jeffrey Deitch; Egyptian discoveries; Cleveland Orchestra reaches labor agreement

January 19, 2010 |  8:57 am

Deitch -- Intimate conversation: An in-depth profile of Jeffrey Deitch, the New York art dealer who is the new director of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Major discovery: Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered the temple of Queen Berenike as well as 600 Ptolemaic statues in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. (Bloomberg)

-- Agreement: The Cleveland Orchestra has reached a tentative agreement with musicians who decided to go on strike one day ago. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

-- Populist sentiment: Britain's Olivier Awards have created a new category to honor a favorite long-running show that will be voted on by the public. (The Stage News)

-- Honored: Finalists have been announced for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, which is awarded to a woman who has written an outstanding new work for the English-speaking theater. (TheaterMania)

-- Clever marketing: Yale University's admissions department has produced a short musical video. (Inside Higher Ed)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: The White House, from country home to museum; tenor Rolando Villazon stars in a new British reality TV series; "Masters of the Universe" gets arty.

-- David Ng

Photo: Jeffrey Deitch. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times