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Monster Mash: Eli Broad talks about his art collection; a conductor for Prince William and Kate Middleton

March 21, 2011 |  7:51 am

Broad Personal tour: Eli Broad opens the doors to his Brentwood home and talks about his art collection. (Los Angeles Times)

Royal engagement: Christopher Warren-Green will conduct the London Chamber Orchestra at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April. (Hamilton Spectator)

Lost and found: Spanish police have published a catalog of recovered stolen art, including pieces by Picasso. (Associated Press via the Guardian)

Spider-Man steps: Another day, another change at "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark"? (Bloomberg)

Spider-Man snips: Screenwriter Neil Jordan dishes about director Julie Taymor. (New York Post)

Arts philanthropist: A conversation with Henry Segerstrom, the businessman and benefactor behind the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. (Los Angeles Times)

For sale: Massachusetts' Clark Art Institute recently tried to deaccession a Renoir artwork at the Maastricht Art Fair. (New York Times)

Taking the stand: Robert De Niro recently testified in a case against a gallery owner accused of fraud involving artwork by the actor's father. (New York Daily News)

Cinematic: Opera singer William Shimell talks about his first screen role, opposite Juliette Binoche, in "Certified Copy." (San Francisco Chronicle)

Folding: A North Carolina museum devoted to telling the history of the Appalachia region is closing due to steep budget cuts. (Associated Press via MSNBC)

Nightscape: The poster for Woody Allen's new movie, "Midnight in Paris," uses Van Gogh's "Starry Night." (Indiewire)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews Philip Glass' "Akhnaten" at Long Beach Opera; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews Conor McPherson's "The Weir" at South Coast Repertory; a talk with John Leguizamo on his new Broadway show "Ghetto Klown."

-- David Ng

Photo: Eli and Edythe Broad, in front of a work by Robert Rauschenberg, at their L.A. home. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times