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Monster Mash: Getty's 'Aphrodite' returns to Sicily; another actor is injured in Broadway's 'Spider-Man'

March 23, 2011 |  7:43 am


Long journey: The J. Paul Getty Museum's statue of Aphrodite was sent back to Sicily last week, ending years of dispute over the object. (Los Angeles Times)

Turn off the pain: Actress T.V. Carpio is the latest performer to be injured while working on Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." (Los Angeles Times)

Major donation: Sanford I. Weill and his wife, Joan, have given a $12-million gift to Sonoma State University for the completion of a concert hall at the Green Music Center. (New York Times)

Ablaze: The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., suffered a fire that started in a ceramic shop on the ground floor and moved to the roof. (NBC Washington)

Star power: Audra McDonald appears set to star in a new production of "Porgy and Bess" at the American Repertory Theater in September. (Playbill)

Reprieve: A federal bankruptcy court has granted the Louisville Orchestra in Kentucky an extra two months to file its reorganization plan. (Courier Journal)

Anticipation: The Newport Jazz Festival has announced its 2011 lineup, which will include Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding. (New York Times)

Honored: Two teachers from Southern California are among thosereceiving the new Stephen Sondheim award for inspirational teachers. (KPCC)

The rest is silence: An actor performing the title role of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in Ireland suffered a gash beneath his eye and collapsed during a performance. (Associated Press, via ABC News)

Also in the L.A. Times: Helen Hunt and Mikhail Baryshnikov will appear in the new season of the Broad Stage; ballet star Benjamin Millepied talks about his career and relationship with Natalie Portman.

-- David Ng

Photo: Sebastiano Missineo, the minister of culture from Sicily, views The Cult Statue of a Goddess, often referred to as Aphrodite, at the Getty Villa last year. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press