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Monster Mash: L.A. Opera's 'Ring' officially in the red; Toledo Museum names new leader

July 2, 2010 |  7:48 am


-- Final tally: Los Angeles Opera sees a nearly $6-million deficit from its "Ring" cycle production. (Los Angeles Times)

-- New leadership: The Toledo Museum of Art has named Brian P. Kennedy, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, as its new director. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

-- Ancient art: China adopts new rules for the auction of ancient cultural relics. (ArtInfo)

-- Staying separate: The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philly Pops won't be merging, at least for now. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

-- Budget cuts: New York City has slashed funding for art supplies at city schools. (New York Daily News)

-- Controversial sale: A German auction house has sold a Max Liebermann sketch after receiving a claim that the drawing was probably seized by the Nazis or sold under duress. (Bloomberg)

-- Giving notice: The executive director of Ballet Hispanico in New York is stepping down after 31 years. (New York Times)

-- Frank talk: An in-depth conversation with Peter Gelb, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera. (Washington Post)

-- Executive documents: Artifacts from Richard Nixon are going on view at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda. (Orange County Register)

-- Real fakes: An exhibition devoted to forged paintings opens at London's National Gallery. (Daily Telegraph)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Preservationists fight a homeowner's plan to raze a home designed by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright; theater critic Charles McNulty on the first NT Live season.

-- David Ng

Photo: Audiences applaud the final performance of Wagner's "Gotterdammerung" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times