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Monster Mash: L.A.'s MOCA reports surplus; Michael Grandage resigning from Donmar

October 1, 2010 |  7:56 am


-- In the black: The once cash-strapped Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A. finishes the year with a surplus. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Resigning: Michael Grandage is stepping down as head of London's Donmar Warehouse in late 2011. (BBC News)

-- Budget woes: The Washington Ballet will perform without an orchestra this season, opting to use recorded music due to financial constraints. (The Washington Post)

-- Celebrity likeness: An artist has created a bust of actor Kevin Bacon using bacon and bacon bits. (USA Today)

-- On to Valhalla: The Metropolitan Opera appears to have fixed its problem with a malfunctioning bridge in its new production of "Das Rheingold." (New York Times)

-- Keyboard competition: A large number of pianists from Asia are flocking to Warsaw, Poland, for the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition that opens this weekend. (Reuters)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Times art critic Christopher Knight on a "tea party"-themed coloring book for kids; two plays in L.A. revolve around current and historic views on undocumented workers and residents; Tony Curtis, celebrity art hobbyist.

-- David Ng

Photo: the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times