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Monster Mash: 'Glee' summer camps are popular; BP to continue supporting the arts

July 6, 2010 |  8:13 am


-- Riding the wave: "Glee" summer camps, inspired by the hit Fox series, are popping up across the country. (Chicago Tribune)

-- Controversial donations: BP says it plans to continue spending on the arts and cultural institutions despite recent protests concerning the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (NPR)

-- Breaking and entering: Rare artifacts are stolen from Bangladesh's National Museum in Dhaka. (BBC News)

-- Backstage drama: Conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi has abruptly left a production of "The Barber of Seville" at La Scala in Milan. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Hiring: Major orchestras in the U.S. have vacancies in their musical ranks. (New York Times)

-- Digging deep: A profile of Peter Paul Biro, a forensic specialist who carries out authentication of artwork. (New Yorker)

-- Dimming the house lights: Israel Hicks, a stage director and the artistic director of L.A.'s Ebony Theatre, has died at age 66. (Denver Post)

-- Operatic legend: Italian bass singer Cesare Siepi has died at age 87 in Atlanta. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Choreographer Donald McKayle retires from UC Irvine but will continue to work; Laurence Fishburne talks about Thurgood Marshall.

-- David Ng

Photo: some of the stars from Fox's "Glee": Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, Lea Michele, Jenna Ushkowitz and Cory Monteith. Credit: Matthias Clamer / Courtesy Fox Broadcasting Co./MCT)