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Monster Mash: More on Getty Bronze case; Olympic arts controversy; Slatkin extends contract

February 12, 2010 |  9:13 am

Gettybronze -- Legal battle: An in-depth look into the latest twist in the fight over the Getty Bronze (pictured). (Los Angeles Times)

-- Culture clash: A controversy is brewing over the Vancouver Olympics' policy that forbids artists from criticizing the Games and its sponsors. (Globe and Mail)

-- Staying on: Conductor Leonard Slatkin signs a two-year extension with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. (Detroit Free Press)

-- Labor dispute: Workers at the National Gallery in London are planning to strike. (BBC News)

-- Coming soon: A new play about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called "The Mountaintop" appears headed for Broadway. (New York Times)

-- Happy feet: Kansas City Ballet receives a $900,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation. (The Kansas City Star)

-- Settled: A dispute between a planned museum dedicated to Germans driven from eastern Europe after 1945 and the head of a group called the Federation of the Expelled has been resolved. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Major gift: The Australian Ballet receives a $7.1-million (U.S.) donation. (The Age)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty on "The Female of the Species," starring Annette Bening; the Pasadena Playhouse may be closing, but its school alumni still have money for scholarships.

-- David Ng

Photo: The Getty Bronze. Credit: The J. Paul Getty Museum