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Monster Mash: L.A. Philharmonic unveils upcoming season; Fresno Museum woes; Haitian earthquake art

February 17, 2010 |  8:43 am


-- Tale of two seasons: The Los Angeles Philharmonic announces its upcoming 2010-11 season. So does the New York Philharmonic. (Los Angeles Times)

-- More trouble: The California attorney general's office is being asked to investigate whether it is proper for the Fresno Metropolitan Museum to sell off its collection to satisfy its debts. (Fresno Bee)

-- Coping with disaster: Haitian artists are producing earthquake-themed creations. (The Washington Post)

-- Backstage skirmish: Carrie Fisher says she is fighting over control of the rights to her autobiographical one-woman show, which recently ended its Broadway run. (New York Post)

-- Hot spot: New York's Garment District appears to be the next big art and theater scene. (New York Times)

-- Promises: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has told the Israeli prime minister that Russia will build a Holocaust museum. (Associated Press)

-- Musical chairs: Hope Alswang, former director of the Rhode Island School of Design, has accepted a leadership position at the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, Fla. (Providence Journal)

-- Squabble:, a provider of fine-arts data for auctions, has accused Christie’s of share-price manipulation. (Bloomberg)

-- Curtains: The British pop star Peaches is barred  from performing her solo version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Berlin. (The Guardian)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne reviews "Contemplating the Void" at the Guggenheim in New York; theater critic Charles McNulty appreciates playwright Thomas Babe.

-- David Ng

Photo: Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the L.A. Philharmonic. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times