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Monster Mash: MOCA's 'Art in the Streets' raises curatorial concern; Eli Broad's Michigan art museum

April 28, 2011 |  7:50 am


Conflict of interest? An associate curator for "Art in the Streets" at MOCA has professional ties that raise questions about the intersection of business and nonprofit museums. (Los Angeles Times)

Merging: The art collection of Michigan State University will be incorporated into Eli Broad's new museum at the school, expected to open in 2012. (State News)

Makeover: The Baltimore Museum of Art has chosen an architecture firm to lead its $24-million renovation. (Baltimore Sun)

Stage to screen: Planning is underway to adapt David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People," now on Broadway, for the movies. (Los Angeles Times)

Possible strike: Labor talks at the New York City Ballet have grown increasingly acrimonious. (New York Times)

Controversial figure: An opera based on the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is making its debut in South Africa. (BBC News)

Touchy subject: Chicago's Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel appears to have backtracked on a comment that he wanted to look into whether nonprofit institutions should start paying property taxes. (Chicago Tribune)

Culture cash: The L.A. County Board of Supervisors has approved hikes in admission and parking at the Natural History Museum and the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. (ABC 7)

Passing: John Cossette, a veteran producer of the Grammy Awards and the Broadway musical "Million Dollar Quartet," has died at age 54. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: The Broadway producers of "Baby It's You" have been slapped with a lawsuit by Dionne Warwick and former members of the Shirelles; pianist David Benoit will host a morning show at jazz station KKJZ-FM.

-- David Ng

Photo: A view of "Art in the Streets" at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times