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Monster Mash: Jane Fonda to star at Ahmanson Theatre; possible Mozart discovery

August 6, 2010 |  7:56 am


-- Star power: Jane Fonda will bring her Tony-nominated performance in "33 Variations" to L.A.'s Ahamanson Theatre for an engagement beginning in January. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Musical discovery? A piano believed to have been played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has surfaced in Germany. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Warning bell: China's top heritage officer says the country's building boom is destroying China's heritage. (The Guardian)

-- Positive note: Seattle Opera expects to have a balanced budget for the fiscal year that ended in June. (Seattle Times)

-- Ensemble effort: Ethan Hawke is set to play a violinist in a string quartet in the movie "A Late Quartet," which the actor co-wrote. (Variety)

-- So you think you can dance: Chelsea Clinton's first dance with her new husband was choreographed by Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who has worked on "Dancing With the Stars. (Irish Central)

-- Uncomfortable subject: A short opera about irritable bowel syndrome is debuting in London. (The Guardian)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on the future of the L.A. Planning Department; a work of art that depicts two men getting married is vandalized at L.A.'s Craft and Folk Art Museum.

-- David Ng

Photo: Jane Fonda, right, with Colin Hanks and Samantha Mathis in the Broadway production of Moises Kaufman's "33 Variations." Credit: Joan Marcus