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Monster Mash: Alexander McQueen to be honored by Met museum; drug-themed exhibition in London

November 11, 2010 |  7:57 am

Mcqueen Fashion icon: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will pay tribute to late fashion designer Alexander McQueen with a 2011 exhibit at its Costume Institute. (NBC New York)

Under the influence: An exhibition on the influence of drugs on art and culture has opened at London's Wellcome Collection. (BBC News)

Vanity project: French President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to create a museum in his own honor, but not everyone is happy about it. (The Guardian)

Leading men: Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit have officially joined the cast of the Broadway production of "Catch Me If You Can." (New York Times)

Back to work: The Arizona Opera and its orchestra musicians have agreed on a five-year contract. (Arizona Daily Star)

For sale: Mikhail Baryshnikov has put his upstate New York home on the market with an asking price of $4 million. (Wall Street Journal)

Free to come and go: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been released from house arrest. (Voice of America)

Expanding: The San Francisco Opera will be getting new rehearsal, meeting and administrative space. (San Francisco Examiner)

Rock legend: A new statue of Grateful Dead musician Jerry Garcia has taken its place at the Santa Barbara Bowl. (Associated Press)

Master builders: A Denver-based architectural firm has been selected to design the proposed expansion of the San Diego Convention Center. (San Diego 6)

And in the L.A. Times: the Tony Awards ceremony is moving to New York's Beacon Theatre; conductor James Levine had to withdraw midway through a Wednesday evening performance at the Metropolitan Opera.

-- David Ng

Photo: Alexander McQueen, with actress Sarah Jessica Parker, in 2006. Credit: Stuart Ramson / Associated Press