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Monster Mash: Large cash donation found at 9/11 memorial site; Philip Seymour Hoffman heading back to Broadway

October 21, 2010 |  8:10 am


Windfall: Officials at the 9/11 memorial preview site in New York were stunned to find a $10,000 contribution in one of the donation boxes. (New York Post)

Plum role: Philip Seymour Hoffman is set to play Willy Loman in a 2011 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," directed by Mike Nichols. (New York Times)

Legislative roadblock: Conservative lawmakers in Utah are opposed to a $15-million bond measure for the Utah Museum of Natural History. (Salt Lake Tribune)

Honored: Russian Yulianna Avdeeva has won the prestigious XVI International Chopin Piano Competition. (Agence France-Presse)

XXX: Porn queen Jenna Jameson is in talks to star in the hit Broadway rock musical "Rock of Ages." (New York Post)

Historic curiosity: A painting by Adolf Hitler's former deputy, Rudolf Hess, is to be sold at auction in Lincolnshire, Britain. (BBC News)

Economic impact: The director of the Tate in London said that the British government's 15% cut to grants for national museums by 2015 would affect the exhibitions they mount and spelled a sea change for the arts in Britain. (Bloomberg)

And in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews Laurie Anderson's "Delusion"; an interview with the performance artist known as Rev. Billy; the group Americans for the Arts names the top 10 companies that support the arts.

-- David Ng

Photo: Two New York City police officers look out over ground zero. Credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images