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Monster Mash: U.S. Army chooses Virginia site for museum; 'Phantom' sequel closing in London

June 20, 2011 |  7:45 am

Loveneverdies Putting down roots: Ft. Belvoir, Va. has been chosen as the home of the planned National Museum of the U.S. Army, which is expected to open in 2013. (Associated Press, via Washington Post)

The love has died: "Love Never Dies," the sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera," will close in London in August. (The Telegraph)

Found: A previously unknown painting by Caravaggio has been discovered in Britain. (The Guardian)

Making a statement: French sculptor Daniel Buren is the latest artist to cancel an exhibition in Beijing in a show of support for imprisoned artist Ai Weiwei. (Agence France-Presse)

Out and about: Julie Taymor spoke about "Spider-Man" at the Theatre Communications Group conference in L.A. over the weekend. (Los Angeles Times)

Musical transformation: Tom Cruise tweeted a photo of himself as Stacee Jaxx in the upcoming movie adaption of "Rock of Ages." (Los Angeles Times)

On the move: Selections from the Smithsonian's controversial exhibition "Hide and Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" will travel to the Brooklyn Museum and later to the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington state. (Fox News)

Angered: Opera singer Joyce DiDonato has penned an editorial criticizing the cuts in arts funding in Kansas. (Kansas City Star)

Young Bubba: A folk opera based on a day in the life of a teenage Bill Clinton opened at a small theater in New York. (BBC News)

Memorial: A 9/11-themed sculpture in Kansas will incorporate an I-beam from the World Trade Center. (Wichita Eagle)

Second coming: Artist Enrique Chagoya has unveiled a new portrait depicting Jesus Christ in the Colorado town where one of the artist's religious-themed works was vandalized. (The Coloradoan)

Donation: The Delaware Symphony Orchestra has received a $1-million gift. (Delaware Online)

Charged: L.A. artist Paul Rusconi has been arrested on suspicion of lewd acts upon a minor and possession of child pornography. (NBC Los Angeles)

Also in the L.A. Times: A review of "Les Misérables" at the Ahmanson Theatre; a review of the opening night of the Hollywood Bowl.

-- David Ng

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