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Monster Mash: 'The Lion King' sets closing date in Las Vegas; fake Andrew Wyeth painting seized

October 28, 2010 |  8:58 am

Lionking Circle of life: The Las Vegas production of "The Lion King" is set to close on Dec. 30, 2011, after being extended by 14 months. (Playbill)

Fake: A watercolor believed to be by Andrew Wyeth was found to be a forgery before it hit the auction block, federal authorities announced this week. (CNN)

Vanity project: Entertainer Wayne Newton's plan to build a museum and give tours of his Las Vegas-area home has hit a snag after local officials turned down his application. (Las Vegas Sun)

Moving forward: South Africa's Cape Town Opera has turned down an appeal from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to call off a tour of Israel. (BBC News)

Resignation: Phoenix Symphony President Maryellen Gleason has resigned to take a post as head of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. (Arizona Republic)

On view: Marc Chagall's "America Windows" has returned to the Art Institute of Chicago after five years out of sight. (Chicago Tribune)

Against the odds: A young opera singer performs on stage after recovering from a double lung transplant. (ABC News)

Final note: The Colonial Symphony of Morristown in New Jersey has announced it is closing due to financial difficulties. (Newark Star-Ledger)

And in the L.A. Times: L.A.-area museums are courting entertainment-industry players, but Hollywood's support of the arts may not run deep; architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne reviews the new L.A. Museum of the Holocaust; the Valley Performing Arts Center sets a gala opening for Jan. 29.

-- David Ng

Photo credit: Disney Theatrical Group