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Monster Mash: Ansel Adams photography debate; lawsuit filed over Hungarian art collection

July 28, 2010 |  8:07 am


-- Photo finish: The next round in a debate over the authenticity of a stash of photographic negatives that some say were created by Ansel Adams. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Heading to court: The heirs of a Jewish banker have filed a lawsuit demanding the return of an art collection from Hungary. (New York Times)

-- Keeping busy: Condoleezza Rice, the former U.S. secretary of State, performs the piano with the Philadelphia Orchestra. (Reuters)

-- On the record: Donald Rosenberg, the former classical music critic at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, testifies in court in a case against the newspaper. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

-- Resignation: The president of Dallas' new Performing Arts Center has abruptly left his position. (KERA Dallas)

-- Weeds: A man in Georgia has found marijuana hidden in a painting that he bought at an auction. (WSBTV)

-- Crowd pleaser: A North Korean opera that was directed by Kim Jong-il is enthusiastically received during a tour in China. (New York Times)

-- Still going: Cloris Leachman will debut in her new solo stage show in August. (Playbill)

-- Help wanted: The chorus master of the Lyric Opera of Chicago is stepping down. (ABC 7 Chicago)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Classical musician Nathaniel Ayers performs at the White House; officials were to remove the makeshift shark sculpture that was placed around the surfer sculpture at Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

-- David Ng

Photo: Rick Norsigian holds a glass negative that some believe was created by Ansel Adams. Credit: Eric Paul Zamora / MCT