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Monster Mash: Ground zero arts center to get $100 million; museum claims painting was created by Rembrandt

October 7, 2010 |  8:10 am


Ground zero arts center: The Performing Arts Center planned for the World Trade Center site will receive $100 million in funding drawn from the federal government. (Bloomberg)

A new Rembrandt masterpiece? A Rotterdam museum claims that the painting "Tobias and His Wife" was created by Rembrandt, and not one of the artist's pupils as previously believed. (Radio Netherlands Worldwide)

Controversial art is damaged: A woman is accused of using a crowbar to damage "The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals," by Enrique Chagoya, which has recently stirred controversy in a Colorado town after some claimed it depicts Jesus Christ in an act of oral sex. (BBC News)

Bayreuth invitation canceled? An Israeli newspaper says that Germany's Bayreuth Festival has withdrawn an invitation for an Israeli orchestra to play at the annual Wagner gathering. (Agence France-Presse)

Prime New York real estate: A new tower designed by Frank Gehry, located at 8 Spruce St. in Lower Manhattan, prepares for tenants, with rent for the smallest space going for $3,000 per month. (New York Times)

Crime and punishment: A financial director who stole approximately $1 million from the London Philharmonic Orchestra has been jailed for four years. (Daily Mail)

And in the L.A. Times: An early look at Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Art, in Qatar; the Hollywood Fringe Festival is returning in summer 2011.

-- David Ng

Photo: A view of the Ground Zero site in New York. Credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images