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Monster Mash: Israeli orchestra to play at Bayreuth; dispute over Calder mobile in Chicago

October 6, 2010 |  8:04 am

Calder Breaking a taboo: The Israel Chamber Orchestra is set to play at Germany's Bayreuth Festival of Wagnerian music. (Agence France-Presse)

Tug of war: The current owners of the Willis Tower in Chicago are in a legal battle with the former owners over "The Universe," a motorized mobile by Alexander Calder. (Chicago Tribune)

Controversial decision: The New York State Board of Regents receives criticism after easing a ban on art sales by museums. (New York Times)

Nunsense: The musical "Sister Act" will open on Broadway April 20 at the Broadway Theatre. (Theatermania)

Striking back: The two men who claim to have lost precious artwork in an unsolved Pebble Beach burglary a year ago say their reputations have been hurt by the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. (Monterey County Herald)

Horrific: New York's MCC Theater is looking to revive  "Carrie," the musical based on the Stephen King novel that flopped on Broadway in 1988. (New York Times)

Staying put: Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch have extended their runs in the Broadway revival of "A Little Night Music." (Playbill)

Passing: Soprano Dolores Wilson, who performed numerous times at the Metropolitan Opera before launching a Broadway career, has died at 82. (New York Times)

And in the L.A. Times: art critic Christopher Knight on the new galleries at the Crocker Art Museum; Christie's is selling art from the Robert Shapazian estate; conductor Gustavo Dudamel and his wife are expecting a baby boy.

-- David Ng

Photo: "The Universe" by Alexander Calder. Credit: Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune