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Monster Mash: King Tut artifacts to be returned to Egypt; Harvey Fierstein to star in Broadway's 'La Cage'

November 10, 2010 |  8:16 am

Tut Heading home: Egypt's antiquities authority said the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will return 19 artifacts taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun, or King Tut. (Bloomberg)

Leading lady: Starting Feb. 15, Harvey Fierstein will take over from Douglas Hodge in the Broadway revival of "La Cage aux Folles," a musical that Fierstein wrote. (Playbill)

Hard times: A 2010 report shows that jobs took a hit in L.A.'s creative economy. (Los Angeles Times)

Public chat: Eli Broad discussed his art collection and other art-related subjects during a conversation at New York's American Folk Art Museum. (Wall Street Journal)

Big sales: Andy Warhol’s 1954 painting of a Coca-Cola bottle has sold for $35.4 million at Sotheby’s, following the sale of the artist's 1962 black-and-white painting of Elizabeth Taylor, which went for $63.4 million at Phillips de Pury & Co. in New York. (Bloomberg)

Outdoor renovations: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has selected landscape architecture firm OLIN to redesign its 5th Avenue plaza over the course of the next five years. (New York Times)

Into the wild: Campaigners have urged London's Natural History Museum to halt a botanical research expedition to a remote area in Paraguay, warning it would be "like genocide" for isolated indigenous groups. (Reuters)

Chance find: A signed print of the Salvador Dali painting "The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus" was discovered at a Goodwill store. (NPR)

Passing: Social realist artist Jack Levine has died at age 95. (Associated Press)

Also in the L.A. Times: A study shows that wealthy Americans' philanthropy dropped in 2009, but not for the arts;  violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter puts in a rare Southern California appearance.

-- David Ng

Photo: A bronze figurine of a dog with a golden collar, one of 19 objects taken from King Tutankhamun's tomb that is being returned to Egypt. Credit: AFP / Getty Images