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Monster Mash: L.A. Philharmonic to broadcast to movie theaters; Batman arena show to tour

November 9, 2010 |  8:27 am


Coming soon: The Los Angeles Philharmonic will broadcast live concerts from Walt Disney Concert Hall to movie theaters starting in 2011. (Los Angeles Times)

Dark knight: "Batman Live," an arena show, will start touring the U.K. next year, followed by a U.S. tour in 2012. (MSNBC)

Closing: The Broadway production of David Mamet's "A Life in the Theater" will close on Nov. 28, earlier than scheduled. (

Major gift: The Saint Louis Art Museum has received a donation of 1,357 Japanese prints, hanging scrolls, folding screens and more from Charles and Rosalyn Lowenhaupt. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Home improvements: A groundbreaking at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is marking the start of construction of a large underground expansion designed by architect Frank Gehry. (Associated Press)

Recovered: Eleven sculptures classified as "degenerate art" by Hitler's Nazis will go on display at Berlin's New Museum after being unearthed at a building site. (Reuters)

No end in sight: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has canceled three additional weeks of concerts due to the ongoing musicians strike. (Detroit Free Press)

For sale: Playboy will be selling 125 works of art at a December auction at Christie's. (Associated Press)

Acquisition: The University of Texas' Ransom Center has acquired the archive of writer and actor Spalding Gray for its collection. (Houston Chronicle)

Honored: The winners of the 2011 Musical America Awards have been announced, among them violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and composer Thomas Adès. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: music critic Mark Swed on the music of Greek composer Iannis Xenakis; Cirque du Soleil's "Iris" will begin previews July 21 at the Kodak Theatre; an artist in Mexico has created a series of works depicting the carnage of the country's drug wars.

-- David Ng

Photo: Gustavo Dudamel conducting the L.A. Philharmonic. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times