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Monster Mash: Lena Horne dies at 92; Manet self-portrait up for auction; 'Fatal Attraction' on stage

May 10, 2010 |  8:21 am

Horne -- Sophisticated lady: Lena Horne, whose beauty, resilience and silky voice helped her overcome racial barriers to go from Cotton Club chorus girl to stage, screen, nightclub and recording star, has died at 92 in New York. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Hot market: Edouard Manet's "Self Portrait with a Palette" -- the latest in a series of high-value Impressionist and modern works to be offered for sale -- could bring as much as $44 million when it goes up for auction in June. (Bloomberg)

-- Bunnies, beware: A stage version of the 1987 Michael Douglas-Glenn Close romance-revenge film "Fatal Attraction" may be heading to the West End. (Guardian)

-- A real Raphael? An ornately framed portrait painting that had been kept in the storeroom of an Italian palace for years may be an original Raphael and not a copy as long thought. (Associated Press)

-- Road trip: Less than a month after it opened, the Broadway revival of  "La Cage aux Folles" -- which is up for 11 Tonys in June -- has announced plans to launch a national tour in the fall of 2011. (Wall Street Journal)

-- Music lover: Flora Laney Thornton, a longtime Los Angeles philanthropist and patron of the arts for whom USC's School of Music is named, has died at 96. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Back onstage: Emmy winner Edie Falco and Tony nominee Alison Pill are set to open this week in Chloe Moss' prize-winning life-after-prison play, "This Wide Night," off Broadway. (Playbill)

Also in the Los Angeles Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne visits Medellin, Colombia, where investing in ambitious civic architecture has sparked a renaissance; Victoria Looseleaf reviews Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at UCLA's Royce Hall; a new exhibition at the Autry Museum tells how women helped shape the American West; music critic Mark Swed looks back at Southwest Chamber Music's role in the first large-scale cultural exchange between the United States and Vietnam.

-- Karen Wada

Photo: Lena Horne in 1981, when she won a Tony for her one-woman show, "The Lady and Her Music." Credit: Christian Steiner / Thirteen / WNET

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