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Monster Mash: Art museums wager over Super Bowl; Alan Cumming relieved he quit 'Spider-Man' musical

January 28, 2011 |  8:15 am

Superbowl

In the spirit: The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Milwaukee Museum of Art have made a bet on the outcome of Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. (Art Daily)

Frank talk: Alan Cumming expresses relief that he quit Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." (The Guardian)

Serious role: Comedian Jon Stewart has joined the board of the foundation in charge of building the Sept. 11 memorial in New York. (Associated Press)

Health issues: Conductor Seiji Ozawa will take a complete break from conducting for six months because of a back condition for which he had surgery. (Reuters)

One-man show: HBO will air a television version of the Broadway show "Colin Quinn -- Long Story Short." (Los Angeles Times)

Spirit fingers: "Bring It On: The Musical," based loosely on the 2000 movie starring Kirsten Dunst, officially opens Friday at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. (Playbill)

Limbo: The new Nevada State Museum continues to sit empty due to budgetary woes. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Rarities: The Pergamon Museum in Berlin is displaying a collection of statues unearthed a century ago in present-day Syria that have been put back together after their near-destruction during World War II. (Associated Press, via Jerusalem Post)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed offers more commentary on the New World Center in Miami Beach; South Coast Repertory will host smaller theater and dance companies in its Studio Series.

-- David Ng

Photo: Preparations at Cowboys Stadium for Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas. Credit: Michael Ainsworth / MCT

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