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Monster Mash: 'Glee' makes choirs cool; record label joins 'Addams Family'; music critic Alan Rich dies

April 26, 2010 |  8:07 am

Glee Change of tune: High school choir members say they're now seen as cool thanks to Fox's hit series "Glee." (Boston Globe)

Branching out: Not only is Decca Broadway set to release the original cast recording for "The Addams Family" in June,  but its new sibling division, Decca Theatricals, is a producer with a "significant" stake in the show. (Billboard via Reuters)
Coming to a close: Yasmina Reza's "God of Carnage," the 2009 Tony winner for best play, will end its Broadway run in June after more than 400 performances, its producers say. (Playbill)

Passionate voice: Alan Rich, the longtime classical music critic whose championing of emerging composers and performers helped create a major new music scene in Los Angeles, has died at 85. (Los Angeles Times)

Consummate collector: Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, whose cache of works by Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and others helped form the core of the permanent collection of a fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, has died at 87 in Milan. (Los Angeles Times)
Also in the Los Angeles Times: Art critic Christopher Knight offers an appreciation of collector Giuseppe Panza di Biumo; music critic Mark Swed reviews Osvaldo Golijov's "St. Mark" Passion at Walt Disney Concert Hall; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Promises, Promises" on Broadway.

-- Karen Wada

Photo: From left, Dijon Talton, Harry Shum Jr., and Mark Salling with Kristin Chenoweth in a scene from "Glee." Credit: Carin Baer / FOX