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Monster Mash: Fisk University rejects latest plan on art collection; seller of fake art sentenced to jail

October 27, 2010 |  8:19 am

Fisk Rejected: Fisk University has said no to the latest proposal to keep its Stieglitz art collection on display at the school. (Associated Press)

Jail time: A TV show auctioneer has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in selling thousands of works of fake art, including forged lithographs purportedly by Picasso, Chagall and Dali. (Los Angeles Times)

Forensic evidence: The FBI has linked recent shots fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and the Pentagon to the same weapon. (Washington Post)

Cultural protest: Archbishop Desmond Tutu has urged Cape Town's renowned opera troupe not to tour Israel until what he calls discrimination there ends. (Associated Press)

Closing: The Broadway run of the Tony-winning musical "In the Heights" will close Jan. 9. Lin-Manuel Miranda will return to the show for its final two weeks. (Playbill)

Lost and found: A 1901 oil painting by H.A. McArdle depicting the Texas revolution's 1836 Battle of San Jacinto has been found in an attic. (Charleston Gazette)

Back in the game: Chicago's Art Loop Open contest reinstates a finalist who was disqualified for allegedly breaking the competition's rules against written self-promotion. (Chicago Tribune)

Also in the L.A. Times: The Alpert Awards in the Arts have announced this year's winners; L.A. Phil gets approval for slight increases in Hollywood Bowl ticket prices.

-- David Ng

Photo: Georgia O'Keefe's "Radiator Building-Night, New York," which belongs to Fisk University. Credit: Associated Press