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Monster Mash: Composer Daniel Catan remembered; Acropolis Museum in Greece is a tourist hit

April 12, 2011 |  7:32 am

Catan Passing: Music critic Mark Swed's appreciation of Daniel Catán, the composer of "Il Postino" and other operas who died over the weekend at 62. (Los Angeles Times)

Popular: The Acropolis Museum was Greece's top tourist draw in 2010. (Agence France-Presse)

Honored: Architect David Chipperfield has won the 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, also known as the Mies van der Rohe Award, for his work on Berlin's Neues Museum. (The Independent)

Collaborating: Britain's Royal Ballet and the National Gallery are teaming up on an Olympics project that will bring together dancers and top British artists, including some winners of the Turner Prize. (Evening Standard)

Not quite there yet: Michigan State University is aiming to raise $6 million by April 2012 to reach its $40-million fundraising goal for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. (The State News)

Lawsuit: A judge has ruled against residents suing the city of Cambridge, Mass., and Lesley University over plans to relocate the Art Institute of Boston to the site of a historic church. (Boston Globe)

Leading man: Opera singer Paulo Szot will reprise his Tony-winning performance as Emile de Becque in the London transfer of Bartlett Sher's revival of "South Pacific." (Playbill)

Missing: A self-portrait by Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett has been stolen from an art gallery in London. (Daily Mirror)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "The Cripple of Inishmaan" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; the play "War Horse" arrives at Lincoln Center in New York.

-- David Ng

Photo: Daniel Catán. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times