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Monster Mash: Long-lost Vivaldi concerto identified; Disney Theatrical Group to shut L.A. office

October 8, 2010 |  8:29 am


Baroque discovery: Researchers say they have identified a long-lost flute concerto by Antonio Vivaldi at the National Archives in Scotland. (BBC News)

Closing shop: The Disney Theatrical Group, which oversees Broadway productions and other live shows, is planning to close its office in Glendale at the end of the month. (Los Angeles Times)

New appointment: New York's Museum of Modern Art has named Laura Hoptman as curator in the department of painting and sculpture. (Art Daily)

Caught by surprise: A Swedish museum has learned of the theft of three of its works of art, including an Edvard Munch painting, only after they were recovered by police during a raid. (Agence France-Presse)

Life is sweet: Filmmaker Mike Leigh is set to develop a new drama for the National Theatre in London. (Playbill)

Naughty, naughty: The ballet company of the Vienna Opera has fired one of its female dancers over a series of risque pictures that appeared in a magazine. (Agence France-Presse)

Box-office boom: Attendance at British museums hit record levels during the most recent summer. (Art Daily)

Fanatical: The woman who admitted to using a crowbar to damage a controversial artwork depicting Jesus Christ at a Colorado museum is free on bond. (The Coloradoan)

Also in the L.A. Times: New York's Public Theater opens its production of "Gatz"; Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic kick off the 2010-11 season.

-- David Ng

Photo: John Hall from Scottish Opera plays an extract of a lost Vivaldi flute concerto. Credit: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images