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Monster Mash: Riccardo Muti withdraws from fall CSO appearances; Larry Clark attacks age restriction

October 4, 2010 |  8:35 am


-- Abrupt cancellations: Conductor Riccardo Muti, who had recently begun his tenure as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchesta, has withdrawn from his fall appearances with the orchestra due to health issues. (Chicago Tribune)

-- Racy material: Director-photographer Larry Clark has criticized an 18-or-older age restriction on an exhibition of his work due to open in Paris as an attack by the older generation on teenagers. (Agence France-Presse)

 -- Prestigious honor: Architect Zaha Hadid's Maxxi, a museum of 21st century art in Rome, has won the 2010 Stirling Prize. (The Guardian)

-- On strike: The musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra walked off the job Monday morning, inaugurating the first strike at the orchestra since 1987. (Detroit Free Press)

-- Under review: The Indianapolis Museum of Art's recent move to hire college students to replace certain security staff is being investigated by Indiana University and Purdue University. (The Indianapolis Star)

-- Priceless works: Masterpieces from the Uffizi gallery in Florence, Italy, are being placed online in high-resolution format. (CBC)

-- Protest: Some artists are upset over rules regarding a recent Turner Prize exhibition at the Tate Britain in London. (The Independent)

-- Man of many faces: Former con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. attended a special preview of the Broadway-bound musical "Catch Me if You Can," which is based on his life. (New Yorker)

 -- And in the L.A. Times: An interview with Daniel M. Finley, the new president of the Autry National Center; the Downtown Art Walk gets a reprieve after local property owners chip in to save the popular monthly event; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "In the Next Room or the vibrator play" at South Coast Repertory.

-- David Ng

Photo: Riccardo Muti. Credit: Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune