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Monster Mash: Bono says 'Spider-Man' will open on time; Broad's MSU museum still needs to raise money

May 27, 2011 |  7:50 am


Confident: U2's Bono said that the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will open as scheduled on June 14. (Hollywood Reporter)

Making progress: The $45-million Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is on schedule to open next April, despite an additional $6 million to $7 million that still needs to be raised. (The State News)

For sale: The Crystal Cathedral in Orange County will be sold to pay off debt for the bankrupt megachurch. (Los Angeles Times)

Angered: The union representing New York City Opera singers and production personnel has filed unfair labor practice charges against the company. (Wall Street Journal)

Show of support: An artist recently projected the face of imprisoned artist Ai Weiwei on the side of the Chinese consulate in New York. (Wall Street Journal)

Takers?: A Texas mural by Southern California artist Millard Sheets that depicts the Alamo is in need of a new home. (San Antonio Express-News)

New audiences: Broadcasts of operas are generating fans in Latin America. (Associated Press)

Piece by piece: A Pennsylvania mayor wants to sell thousands of historical artifacts acquired by a previous administration in a failed effort to build a Wild West museum. (Reuters)

Passing: Leonora Carrington, a leading figure of the Surrealist movement, is dead at 94. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: A look at the Getty Museum's new exhibition on photographs of Cuban history; actress Lindsay Lohan plays herself in a new video art project. 

-- David Ng

Photo: Bono, the Edge and Reeve Carney perform a selection from "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on the season finale of "American Idol." Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press