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Monster Mash: 'Sister Act' finds its leading lady; MOCA Cleveland ready for new home

November 2, 2010 |  7:59 am

Sisteract Leading lady: Patina Miller, who originating the role of Deloris Van Cartier in the London production of "Sister Act," will reprise her lead performance when the musical opens on Broadway in the spring. (Playbill)

New home: The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is ready to embark on a $26.7-million project to build its first permanent home since it was founded in 1968. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

For sale: A privately owned work by the Venetian painter Titian, which has not been seen in public for more than 30 years, is to appear at a Sotheby's auction. (The Guardian)

Keeping mum: Leonard Slatkin, music director of the Detroit Symphony, continues to stay silent about the strike by the orchestra's musicians. (Detroit Free Press)

Pioneering effort: The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery recently opened an exhibition on how sexual orientation and gender identity have shaped American art. (Associated Press)

Baring it all: Performance artists known as Eiko & Koma are spending November naked in a gallery at the Walker Art Center. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Upgrade: The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, is set to undergo a $50-million renovation. (Associated Press)

Appointments: The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., has added members to its board, including the chief technology officer at Yahoo Inc. (San Francisco Business Times)

Passing: Thomas W. Leavitt, a former director of the Pasadena Art Museum that evolved into the Norton Simon Museum, has died at the age of 79. (Pasadena Star-News)

And in the L.A. Times: A review of "Becky Shaw" at South Coast Repertory; L.A. Opera releases Recovered Voices productions on DVD; Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sarah Brightman say farewell to the "Phantom of the Opera" tour.

-- David Ng

Photo credit: Stage Entertainment

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