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Monster Mash: Judge rules against Fisk University in art case; Placido Domingo is Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

September 15, 2010 |  8:03 am


-- Ruling: A judge has rejected a decision by Fisk University to move the Stieglitz art collection from the campus to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. (The Tennessean)

-- Honored: Placido Domingo has been named the Person of the Year by the Latin Grammys. (Associated Press)

-- Art theft: Defense lawyers speak out in the case of a Vincent Van Gogh painting stolen from a Cairo museum. (Reuters)

-- Superpowers: An exhibition at the Yale Law School library looks at the portrayal of lawyers and the law in comic books. (New York Times)

-- Rare artifacts: Archaeologists in Afghanistan want to save items from an ancient Buddhist temple before a Chinese-run copper mine destroys the site. (Wall Street Journal)

-- Star turn: John Malkovich is embarking on another pseudo-opera stage project, this time playing Casanova. (Associated Press)

-- Passing: Harold Gould, the stage and screen character actor, has died at age 86. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: LA Plaza, the new Mexican American cultural center in downtown L.A., sets an opening in 2011; the Museum of Tolerance will honor Clint Eastwood in November.

-- David Ng

Photo: Placido Domingo. Credit: Fernando Aceves / EPA