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Monster Mash: LACMA to end year with budget surplus; LAUSD's arts education cuts less drastic

June 23, 2010 |  8:04 am


-- Improving picture: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will end the fiscal year with a modest surplus. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Less drastic: The L.A. Unified School District is to cut elementary school arts program budgets by a third rather than in half. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Moving forward: The planned performing arts center at Ground Zero received a boost Tuesday when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a multimillion-dollar agreement with the city. (New York Times)

-- Curtain falls: The Tony-nominated production of "Next Fall," by Geoffry Nauffts, is set to close on July 4. (Playbill)

-- Rock show: Detroit's Motown Historical Museum is preparing for an expanded exhibit on the Jackson 5. (The Detroit News)

-- Ensemble acting: The cast for the Signature Theatre's revival of "Angels in America," by Tony Kushner, has officially been announced and will include Zachary Quinto. (Playbill)

-- Freshening up: The dome of the Capitol in Washington is receiving a fresh coat of paint. (Associated Press)

-- Honored: A deathbed painting has won the BP Portrait Award in Britain. (BBC News)

-- Field trip: The New York Philharmonic will visit the Republic of Georgia for the first time, as part of its fall European tour. (Broadway World)

-- Public art: Renowned sculptor Antony Gormley has unveiled a public project in Edinburgh, Scotland. (BBC News)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: UCLA Live cuts its international theater festival in its 2010-11 season.

Photo: A view of the LACMA campus. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times