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Monster Mash: 'Book of Mormon' wins nine Tonys; Hindu sculpture upsets in Idaho

June 13, 2011 |  7:45 am


Winners: "The Book of Mormon," the Broadway musical comedy from the makers of "South Park," won nine Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical. "War Horse" won five awards, including best play. (Los Angeles Times)

Religious art: Some people are upset by a northern Idaho city's dedication of a sculpture depicting the Hindu deity Ganesha. (Reuters)

Arrested: Police in France have charged a retired electrician and his wife with stashing 271 stolen Picasso artworks in their garage. (Agence France-Presse)

Back to the stage: Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones are scheduled to reprise their roles in "Driving Miss Daisy" in London this fall. (Playbill)

Departure: The Sacramento Philharmonic has abruptly parted ways with its executive director. (Sacramento Bee)

Deal: A museum in western Australia has formed a partnership with the Museum of Modern Art to display works from the New York museum's collections. (The Australian)

Love triangle: An interview with the woman who helped to inspire Harold Pinter's "Betrayal." (The Telegraph)

Discovered: An art dealer in Britain has identified three previously overlooked paintings by the 17th century artist Anthony van Dyck. (The Guardian)

Holy water: Some people in Encinitas want the unauthorized outdoor mosaic depicting the Virgin Mary on a surfboard to remain intact. (NBC San Diego)

Out of business: The Bellevue Philharmonic in Washington is ceasing operations after more than 40 years. (Seattle Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Budget woes at L.A. schools have hit arts programs hard.

-- David Ng

Photo: Robert Lopez, Matt Stone, Casey Nicholas and Trey Parker, left  to right, celebrate their Tony victories for "The Book of Mormon." Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters