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Monster Mash: Detroit Symphony musicians move to end strike; conductor James Levine's health issues

March 2, 2011 |  7:45 am

Dso Possible end in sight: Musicians of the Detroit Symphony have agreed to end their five-month strike but are demanding binding arbitration. (Los Angeles Times)

Ailing: Conductor James Levine has withdrawn from the remainder of the Boston Symphony's season due to continuing health issues. (Boston Herald)

Innovative: A look at architect Zaha Hadid's new Guangzhou Opera House in China. (The Guardian)

Honored: Meryl Streep, Van Cliburn and Quincy Jones are among the newest recipients of the National Medal of Arts. (Los Angeles Times)

Stepping in: Christopher Sieber will step into the role of Georges in the Tony Award-winning revival of "La Cage aux Folles," replacing Jeffrey Tambor, who abruptly left the production. (Playbill)

Assessing the damage: U2's Bono, who co-wrote the score for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," was rumored to have attended a performance of the troubled Broadway show on Tuesday. (Broadway World)

Revisionist history: China's renovated National Museum in Beijing skips over politically sensitive periods in the country's history. (Agence France-Presse)

Leading man: Harry Connick Jr. will star in a reimagined production of the musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," to open on Broadway in the fall. (Theatermania)

Executive art: A painting by former President Jimmy Carter recently sold at auction for $150,000, to benefit the Carter Foundation. (Washington Post)

New leader: Carl Goodman has taken over the role of director of New York's Museum of the Moving Image, which recently underwent an extensive renovation. (Indiewire)

Corporate art: Google has added an oversized lawn sculpture to its Mountain View headquarters to celebrate the latest Android release. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Trumpeter Terence Blanchard is taking his composing talents to Broadway; a review of the show "All of This and Nothing" at the UCLA Hammer Museum.

-- David Ng

Photo: Protesters picket in support of musicians of the Detroit Symphony. Credit: Madalyn Ruggiero / Associated Press

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