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Monster Mash: More protest in Smithsonian controversy; NFL stadium in downtown L.A.

December 16, 2010 |  8:08 am

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Protest: Canadian artist AA Bronson has asked for a work of his to be withdrawn from the exhibition "Hide/Seek" at the National Portrait Gallery in protest of the Smithsonian's recent decision to censor a video artwork. (Washington Post)

Lines of scrimmage: AEG reveals competing architectural designs for a proposed NFL football stadium in downtown L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne weighs in. (Los Angeles Times)

Royal remains: Researchers say they have identified the preserved head of Henri IV of France, who was assassinated in 1610. (France 24)

Leading lady: Tyne Daly will star in a Broadway revival of Terrence McNally's "Master Class," set to open in May at the Manhattan Theatre Club. (Broadway World)

Popular demand: The Broadway production of "Driving Miss Daisy," starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave, has extended its run through April, with the same cast. (Playbill)

Movement in strike: Detroit Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin met with two striking musicians on Sunday, the first time since the strike began more than 10 weeks ago. (Detroit Free Press)

Out of the blue: A  statue believed to date from ancient Rome was unearthed in an Israeli town by gusts of wind during a recent storm. (Jerusalem Post)

Jersey boy: An artist is accusing reality-TV star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of improperly using a portrait that she created of him on his Facebook page. (TMZ)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews "Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space" at MOCA; music critic Mark Swed on the enduring popularity of John Cage's "4'33."

-- David Ng

Photo: an artist's rendering of a proposed football stadium, to be called the L.A. Live Event Center, in downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Associated Press

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