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Monster Mash: 'American Idiot' could be headed for movie screens; King Tut statue recovered in Egypt

April 13, 2011 |  7:45 am

Greenday Rock musical: Universal is in talks to acquire the screen rights to the Green Day stage musical "American Idiot." (Hollywood Reporter)

Recovered: A missing statue of King Tutankhamun has been returned to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. (Bloomberg)

Sour note: The Philadelphia Orchestra might be days away from declaring bankruptcy. (ABC 6 and Philadelphia Inquirer)

Future home: The space shuttle Endeavour will go on permanent display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. (Los Angeles Times)

Building out: The Queens Museum in New York has broken ground on a $65-million expansion. (NY1)

Financial relief: The Milwaukee Public Museum has received a boost in the form of forgiveness of $10.8 million in debt. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Sold: A 19th century painting of St. Petersburg that Mikhail Baryshnikov purchased decades ago has sold at auction for $746,500 to benefit the dancer's New York arts center. (Associated Press)

Speaking out: An artist in San Rafael, Calif., is upset because her nude painting was pulled from a Marin Civic Center art exhibition because it offended a county employee. (Marin Independent Journal, via San Jose Mercury News)

Coming soon: Venues have been announced for the June screenings of the Broadway revival of "The Importance of Being Earnest." (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Playwright Edward Albee has won the MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement.

-- David Ng

Photo: Tré Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of the band Green Day. Credit: Phil Mucci / Berkeley Repertory Theatre

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