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Monster Mash: Adolf Hitler exhibition proves popular; Indianapolis Symphony names new music director

October 20, 2010 |  8:10 am


Hitler and Germany: A new Berlin museum exhibition about the society that created Adolf Hitler is proving to be a popular draw. (Reuters)

Rising young star: The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has named 28-year-old conductor Krzysztof Urbanski as its new music director. (Indianapolis Star)

Recovered: A Juan Gris painting stolen from a Missouri home more than six years ago and now valued at up to $1 million has been located in Florida and will be returned. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Controversial: A public sculpture inspired by the history of slavery in the U.S. is causing a ruckus in Indianapolis. (Indianapolis Star)

Honored: The 2011 TED Prize, which is awarded to individuals for humanitarian-related work, is going to the French street artist known as JR. (New York Times)

Grim outlook: Staff at the Sydney Opera House could face a major restructuring amid concerns that arts programming will be downgraded and jobs will go. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Spotlight on theater: "A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House," featuring stage stars Elaine Stritch, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel and Nathan Lane, airs Wednesday night on PBS -- and yes, on KCET too. (Playbill)

Definitely not: The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted to deny the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s application to install a food kiosk outside its entrance. (New York Times)

Birds of a feather: Minnesota artist James Hautman's painting of a pair of white-fronted geese will grace the new Federal Duck Stamp. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: an interview with Raúl Esparza, currently starring in "Leap of Faith" at the Ahmanson; Twyla Tharp is taking her Frank Sinatra musical from Broadway to Las Vegas.

-- David Ng

Photo: two busts of Adolf Hitler at the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Credit: Michael Sohn/ Associated Press