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Monster Mash: 'Glee' tour coming to L.A.; Sotheby's posts profit; Giacometti sculpture buyer revealed

March 1, 2010 |  8:42 am


-- Victory lap: The cast of Fox's "Glee" is coming to L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheatre in May as part of a four-city tour. (Playbill)

-- In the black: Following staff cuts and other reductions, Sotheby’s said it has swung to a profit for the fourth quarter, beating analyst estimates. (Reuters)

-- Revealed: Lily Safra, a London-based billionaire, is said to be the buyer of the Alberto Giacometti sculpture that broke records at an auction in February. (Bloomberg)

-- Financial woes: The Institute of Contemporary Art in London faces budgetary cuts due to a rising deficit. (The Art Newspaper)

-- Anniversary: A new museum dedicated to Frederic Chopin has opened in Warsaw on the composer's 200th birthday. (Associated Press)

-- Labor agreement: Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra have agreed to a freeze on minimum salaries for next season, as well as a hiring freeze with certain qualifications. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

-- Overhaul: The Ramona Bowl in the Inland Empire is refocusing its programming after nearly going broke last year. (Press-Enterprise)

-- No relation to Tyler Perry: "Medea," a new opera by German composer Aribert Reimann, had its world premiere at the Vienna State Opera on Sunday. (Agence France Presse)

-- Passing: Ernet Beyeler, a top collector of modern art in Europe, has passed away at age 88 in Switzerland. (Wall Street Journal)

-- In memoriam: A memorial for the late Lars Hansen, former executive director of the Pasadena Playhouse, is planned for March 14 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. (Playbill)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight on "American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915" @ LACMA; when artists and photographers "borrow" from other sources.

-- David Ng

Photo credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times