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Monster Mash: Barnes Foundation grant questioned; 'Pee-wee Herman' upcoming Broadway run extended

August 20, 2010 |  8:09 am


Embattled institution: Questions arise over a grant given to the Barnes Foundation from the Delaware River Port Authority. (Los Angeles Times)

Popular demand: "The Pee-wee Herman Show" extends its upcoming Broadway run to Jan. 2. (Playbill)

Heist: Thieves swipe a gold bar worth an estimated $500,000 from a museum in Key West, Fla. (Reuters)

Windfall: Opera Tampa receives a major gift of $1 million from a devoted fan. (St. Petersburg Times)

Money trouble: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra continues to face financial and managerial problems. (Detroit News)

Silver screen: The Philadelphia Orchestra is set to begin broadcasts to cinemas across the U.S. this season. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Also in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on the emergence of Sukkah City.

-- David Ng

Photo: Pee-wee Herman performs his new show at Club Nokia in L.A. earlier this year. Credit: Bret Hartman / For The Times