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Monster Mash: Say goodbye to 'Surfing Madonna'; NEA honors 18; 'The Honeymooners' as a musical

June 24, 2011 |  7:57 am

Surfing Madonna

Wipeout: Say goodbye to the "Surfing Madonna" in Encinitas (Los Angeles Times)

The Barnes Foundation: How do you move billions of dollars in art across Philadelphia? "Very carefully" (Wall Street Journal)

To the moon, Alice: A musical version of "The Honeymooners" is in the works. (New York Post)

Highest honor: The National Endowment for the Arts announces 18 lifetime honors recipients. (NEA)

Anything for his daughter: Will Smith wants Emma Thompson to adapt "Annie" for his daughter. (Vulture)

On tour: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra plans a milestone trip to Russia. (Chicago Tribune)

Keeper of clues?: Will the arrest of mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger lead to a break in the great heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. (Los Angeles Times)

Another award: Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim receives an honorary knighthood for his work toward reconciliation in the Middle East. (BBC)

Where’s Warhol?: The "missing" portrait of Farrah Fawcett has been found –- in Ryan O'Neal's bedroom (ABC News via Huffington Post)

Redesign: Exhibition galleries at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum are shutting down for a two-year renovation project. (New York Times)

The stars align: Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Bill Pullman sign on for Beth Henley's new play, "The Jacksonian," at the Geffen Playhouse. Robert Falls will direct. (Los Angeles Times)

More than you think: How much does it cost to run an orchestra? In Philadelphia, apparently more than bankruptcy filings show. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Back on Broadway: Frank Wildhorn, whose "Wonderland" closed on Broadway after only 33 performances, will be back with "Bonnie and Clyde." The musical premiered at the LaJolla Playhouse in 2009. (Variety)

Back off-Broadway: Filmmaker Paul Weitz's latest play, "Lonely, I'm Not," will have its premiere  at Second Stage Theater early next year. (Variety)

And in the Los Angeles Times: LACMA and the Hammer Museum each acquire Barbara Kruger works.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: The mosaic of the Virgin of Guadalupe riding a surfboard, which had been on display under a train bridge in Encinitas, has been taken down. Credit: Associated Press