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Monster Mash: ABT headed to Cuba; Aztec remains unearthed in Mexico City

August 19, 2010 |  7:58 am

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-- Heading abroad: New York's American Ballet Theatre will travel to Cuba for the first time in close to 50 years. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Human remains: Archaeologists have found ancient Aztec remains during an excavation for a new subway line in Mexico City. (Art Daily)

-- Monetary gift: An anonymous donor has made a $1-million endowment for Cal State Fresno for the creation of a Center for Creativity and Arts. (The Business Journal)

-- Inspirational: An armless pianist who plays the instrument with his toes has become a star after appearing on the show "China's Got Talent." (Straits Times)

-- Back in business: The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo has reopened after undergoing major restoration. (Agence France-Presse)

-- National treasure: Italy is looking for corporate sponsors for the restoration of the Colosseum in Rome. (Bloomberg)

-- Public display: Artists compete to show their work in Trafalgar Square in London. (The Guardian)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews Pietari Inkinen and Leon Fleisher at the Hollywood Bowl. 

-- David Ng

Photo: The American Ballet Theatre, performing at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in November. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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