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Monster Mash: Supreme Court won't hear Norton Simon case; China seeks millions from Al Weiwei

June 28, 2011 |  7:55 am

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Rejected: The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to take up an appeal from Marei Von Saher, who is trying to wrest a 480-year-old painting from the Norton Simon Museum. (Los Angeles Times)

No stopping: China has asked dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who was recently released after two months in detention, to pay 12 million yuan ($1.85 million) in back taxes and fines. (Reuters)

Local roots: Pop singer Alicia Keys is one of the producers for the Broadway mounting of Lydia R. Diamond's "Stick Fly,"  which had been seen in 2009 at the  Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles. (Broadway World)

High tech: The J. Paul Getty Museum is teaming up with Google on a new project to provide information on hundreds of paintings from the museum's permanent collection. (Los Angeles Times)

Staying put: An effort to send the Mona Lisa on a temporary visit to Italy has been dismissed by gallery chiefs in France. (Telegraph)

Remembrance: The New York Philharmonic will hold a free memorial concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (New York Times)

Rock legend: A contested statue of musician Chuck Berry has been approved in St. Louis. (Reuters)

Stepping down: Brent D. Glass, who has served as director of the National Museum of American History for the past nine years, will retire in July. (Washington Post)

Shelved: A proposed Hong Kong museum honoring the late movie star Bruce Lee has been canceled. (Hollywood Reporter)

Inheritance: The late Huguette Clark has bequeathed a painting from Claude Monet’s "Water Lilies" series to the Corcoran Gallery of Art. (Washington Post)

Passing: British stage and screen actress Margaret Tyzack has died at 79. (BBC News)

And in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight on the Ardabil Carpet on display at the L.A. County Museum of Art.

-- David Ng

Photo: The Getty Center in Brentwood. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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