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Monster Mash: Mayas protest statue in Mexico; 10-year-old opera singer's 'Got Talent'

August 12, 2010 |  7:59 am

Conquistador -- Cultural insensitivity?: Mayas are protesting a sculptural monument to Spanish conquistadors in the Mexican city of Merida. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Vocal power: A 10-year-old opera singer has become an overnight sensation on "America's Got Talent." (The Wrap)

-- Financial trouble: The famed Edinburgh International Festival faces financial cuts next year and may have to scale back programming. (The Herald)

-- Better late than never: Neil Patrick Harris received a belated Emmy nomination for his participation in the Tony Awards. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Creative differences: A performance artist is battling with New York's P.S. 1 over whether she is allowed to appear at the cultural space. (New York Times)

-- Cheers: The supporting cast of Broadway's "Elf" musical will include George Wendt as Santa Claus. (Playbill)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Rachael Worby steps down as music director of the Pasadena Pops.

-- David Ng

Photo: The controversial monument to conquistadors in Merida, Mexico. Credit: Wikimedia Commons