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Monster Mash: Fisk University allowed to sell stake in art collection; 'Spider-man' delayed once again

November 5, 2010 |  8:04 am

Spiderman3 Ruling: A judge has ruled that Fisk University can sell an ownership stake in its Stieglitz Art Collection on condition that part of the sale be set aside in a trust. (The Tennessean)

Troubled production: Broadway's "Spider-Man" musical is delayed once again. The new opening date is Jan. 11, 2011. (Los Angeles Times)

Detained: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he has been put under house arrest after trying to hold a party to protest the demolition of his new art studio. (Telegraph)

Back to Gotham: The musical "Rent" is returning to New York in an off-Broadway production starting in June. (New York Post)

Honored: Artist Hans-Peter Feldmann has won the $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize, administered by the Guggenheim Foundation. (Bloomberg)

Old is new again: Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and composer Diedre Murray are working on an adapted version of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" that will emphasize the opera's musical theater elements. (New York Times)

On the record: A lawyer for Marion True, an ex-Getty Museum curator, talks about the recently dismissed case against his client. (The Art Newspaper)

Improving picture: Sotheby’s reported that its third-quarter loss narrowed from the same period last year. (Bloomberg)

Big money: The Knight Foundation is donating $3 million toward the completion of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Mississippi. (Sun Herald)

Graffiti arrest: A student suspected of tagging subway cars up and down the East Coast has been arrested. (New York Daily News)

Appointment: Douglas King, head of the St. Louis Science Center, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Museum of Flight in Seattle. (Seattle Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews the new musical "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" on Broadway; Jorge Mester will conduct a Pasadena Master Chorale concert in January.

-- David Ng

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