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Monster Mash: Pasadena Playhouse on road to recovery; Fisk University still wants to sell art

October 12, 2010 |  8:05 am


Looking ahead: Leaders of the Pasadena Playhouse discuss their road to financial recovery. (Los Angeles Times)

La Stupenda: The full obituary for opera star Joan Sutherland, who passed away Sunday at age 83 in Switzerland. (Los Angeles Times)

Not giving up: Fisk University is trying once again to sell art from its Georgia O'Keefe collection. (The Tennessean, via Mediabistro)

Expanding: The American Museum of Ceramic Art has landed a bigger space, plus a Millard Sheets mural. (Los Angeles Times)

Legal mess: A lawsuit threatens the future of the Chicago Spire, a new skyscraper that, if ever built, would be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. (Chicago Tribune)

Unconventional: Chinese artist-dissident Ai Weiwei has filled the Tate Modern with 100 million porcelain sunflower seeds as part of a new installation. (Bloomberg)

High on culture: Life Is Art, a foundation in Northern California, is using the sale of marijuana to fund art projects. (New York Times)

Child star: Jackie Evancho, the 10-year-old opera singer who appeared on "America's Got Talent," has signed a record deal. (Celebrific)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews a new Huntington exhibition featuring work from the Peter Marino collection.

-- David Ng

Photo: the Pasadena Playhouse. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times