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Monster Mash: A new tower for London; the year's hottest museum shows; sci-fi's 'Fringe' goes musical

April 1, 2010 |  8:13 am

Tower -- Super structure: Artist Anish Kapoor's design for ArcelorMittal Orbit -- the $29-million, 390-foot tower of steel that will dominate London's 2012 Olympic park -- has been unveiled by Mayor Boris Johnson.  (Guardian

-- Big numbers: An exhibit from Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art drew world-class crowds -- although not in L.A. -- one of many items of local interest in the Art Newspaper's 15th annual survey of the best-attended exhibitions and museums. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Lighter note: Taking a cue from network sibling "Glee," the Fox sci-fi series "Fringe" will reportedly offer up a musical episode on April 29. (New York Daily News)

-- No Kate: Kevin Spacey, artistic director of London's the Old Vic Theatre, is using Twitter to deny reports that model Kate Moss might make her stage debut in an Old Vic production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest." (Playbill)

-- Market watch: Chinese investors are buying art and antiques amid worries that stock and real estate prices have risen too much. (Bloomberg)

-- Song and dance: "Jerome Robbins -- Something to Dance About," a portrait of the director-choreographer from Thirteen/WNET's "American Masters," and Fox's "Glee" are among the winners of the 2010 Peabody Awards, which recognize the best in electronic media. (Hollywood Reporter

-- Comics genius: Dick Giordano, comic book artist and former executive editor at DC Comics who helped re-imagine his medium for a new generation, has died at 77 in Daytona Beach, Fla. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: The Los Angeles Opera broadens options for 'Ring' cycle ticket buyers.

-- Karen Wada

Above: Computer graphic shows Anish Kapoor's tower for London's 2012 Olympic park. Credit: ARUP.