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Monster Mash: Domingo and Dudamel share the stage; Joan Sutherland passes away

October 11, 2010 |  8:27 am


Together at last: Plácido Domingo and Gustavo Dudamel participated in a Los Angeles Times Roundtable conversation on Sunday evening at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (Los Angeles Times)

Passing: Opera legend Joan Sutherland has passed away at age 83 in Switzerland. (The Age)

We have a winner: The top honor of this year's ArtPrize has gone to a large-scale photo-realist drawing by Chris LaPorte, titled  "Cavalry, American Officers, 1921." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Eagerly awaited: The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento opens its new expanded galleries. (Los Angeles Times)

Bowing to pressure: Violinist Sarah Chang has canceled her Monday recital in Detroit after receiving criticism from striking musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. (Detroit Free Press)

Public art: A sculpture memorializing the 1991 firestorm in the Oakland hills has become the target of thieves and vandals. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Unknown provenance: A family in Buffalo, N.Y., is trying to determine if a painting that they own is a long-lost work by Michelangelo. (New York Post)

Star power: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has joined the board of the New York City Ballet. (Daily Mail)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight on the rise of vanity art exhibitions at major museums; music critic Mark Swed on Gustavo Dudamel and Emanuel Ax at Disney Hall.

-- David Ng

Credit: Gustavo Dudamel and Plácido Domingo at the L.A. Times Roundtable conversation on Sunday. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times