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Monster Mash: Frank Lloyd Wright building for sale; mummies cause a stir in China

October 25, 2010 |  8:09 am

Mummies For sale: Frank Lloyd Wright's Avery Coonley home in suburban Chicago is on the market for $2.9 million. (Chicago Tribune)

Cultural crossroads: Mummies on display in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum are causing a stir because they show Caucasian features. (Los Angeles Times)

Lawsuit: The New York Philharmonic has sued the rock band Cheap Trick over a claim that the orchestra participated in the group's newest release. (New York Post)

Sensitive: Officials are removing human skulls and ancient mummies from display at British museums for fear of insulting minority religious groups. (Telegraph)

Dismantled: In New York, A sculptural screen of 800 floating metal panels by artist Harry Bertoia is being taken down and moved from its home in the Fifth Avenue building that is now owned by JPMorgan Chase. (New York Times)

Field trip: Law enforcement officials in New York are visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art to sharpen their skills of perception. (CBS 2)

Milestone: "The Phantom of the Opera" celebrates its 10,000th performance in London's West End. (Broadway World)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews the Pasadena Symphony's season opener; art critic Christopher Knight on the Kim MacConnel retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

-- David Ng

Photo: Visitors look at the "Beauty of Loulan" in a display at the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum in Urumqi, China. Credit: Barbara Demick / Los Angeles Times