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Monster Mash: Egypt to try museum officials in Van Gogh case; Judith Jamison to receive White House honor

September 7, 2010 |  8:03 am


Heading to court: Egypt will try 11 people -- including museum officials and security guards -- in connection with the recent theft of a Vincent van Gogh painting from a Cairo museum. (Bloomberg)

Top honor: Judith Jamison, the head of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will be honored Tuesday evening by the first family during a ceremony at the White House. (Los Angeles Times)

Accused: Damien Hirst faces eight new claims of plagiarism. (The Guardian)

Bureaucratic hurdle: Charles Saatchi's plan to donate his gallery to the British public hits a snag. (BBC News)

Thumbs down: Bob Dylan's latest set of paintings is panned by art critics. (Agence France-Presse)

Travel woes: German director Peter Stein says he abruptly pulled out of a Metropolitan Opera production in July because of a visa dispute. (New York Times)

Short appearance: Conductor Seiji Ozawa returned to the podium briefly for the first time since being treated for cancer. (Reuters)

About time: Shakespeare's Globe theater in the U.K. performs its first play by a woman in more than 400 years. (The Independent)

Anniversary: An exhibition at the London Transport Museum marks 70 years since the Blitz during World War II. (BBC News)

Also in the L.A. Times: MOCA is weighing whether to take over the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery; an L.A. art biennial is on tap for 2012. 

-- David Ng

Photo: Judith Jamison. Credit: Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times