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Monster Mash: Google partners with Holocaust museum; 'Phantom of the Opera' celebrates birthday

January 27, 2011 |  8:00 am


Partnership: Google has launched an archive retrieval project with Israel's national Holocaust museum, with the goal of facilitating public access to Nazi-era documents and photographs. (Reuters)

Music of the night: The Broadway production of "The Phantom of the Opera" celebrated its 23rd anniversary on Wednesday. (NY1)

Eagerly anticipated: London's National Theatre will see productions by Mike Leigh, Tori Amos and screenwriter John Hodge in its upcoming season. (The Guardian)

Comedy: The Broadway revival of Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday," starring Jim Belushi and Nina Arianda, will officially open April 24 at the Cort Theatre. (Playbill)

Looking to make money: The private-banking division of Emirates NBD -- the largest bank in the United Arab Emirates -- has launched an art investment fund in partnership with the Fine Art Fund Group. (The National)

In the red: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra -- currently beset by a musicians strike -- saw its deficit rise to nearly $3.8 million on a budget of $29 million in 2009. (Detroit Free Press)

Lackluster: Attendance at Chicago-area museums and cultural institutions was down 3% in 2010, even though free visits by students and youth groups increased by 5%. (Chicago Tribune)

Fatherland: Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has made a rare return alongside her real-life partner Erwin Schrott to the Saint Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre. (Agence France-Presse)

Making music: The Toronto Symphony has announced its lineup for its 90th anniversary season. (Toronto Star)

And in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed on the Frank Gehry-designed New World Symphony Center in Miami; Will Smith is looking to revive the stage musical "Annie" for the big screen, starring his daughter, Willow.

-- David Ng

Photo: Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Credit: Tony Avelar / Bloomberg