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Monster Mash: Growing concern over crowds at Downtown Art Walk

July 20, 2011 |  7:45 am


Dangerous?: After a car accident last week killed a baby, concern is growing over the crowds at the Downtown Art Walk. (Los Angeles Times)

Public display: A security guard at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is facing criticism after he told two women that they couldn't hold hands. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Not gone yet: Zahi Hawass, who was recently fired as Egypt's antiquities chief, is still on the job after an effort to find a replacement fell through. (The Art Newspaper)

Sentenced: Art dealer Leigh Morse, found guilty of defrauding clients, has been ordered to pay $1.65 million in restitution. (Reuters)

Big-name talent: New York's Atlantic Theatre Company is producing new works by John Patrick Shanley, Adam Rapp and Ethan Coen for next season. (New York Times)

Public art: Sony has announced plans to install artist Tony Tasset's 94-foot-tall steel sculpture of a rainbow at its studios in Culver City. (Daily Breeze)

New role: Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson on Fox's "The Simpsons," is joining the off-Broadway cast of "Love, Loss and What I Wore." (Playbill)

Group effort: Playwrights John Logan, Lynn Nottage and Christopher Shinn are to contribute pieces to a site-specific work dealing with 9/11. (What's on Stage)

Affordable housing: The Philadelphia Orchestra is seeking lower rent as part of its bankruptcy filing. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Canceling: Soprano Deborah Voigt has withdrawn from the Chicago Lyric Opera's revival of Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" in November, having decided to drop the role from her repertoire. (Chicago Tribune)

Also in the L.A. Times: Eddie Izzard prepares for his upcoming appearance at the Hollywood Bowl.

-- David Ng

Photo: Jimmy and Natasha Vasquez comfort each other at a candlelight vigil for their 2-month-old son Marcello Vasquez, who was killed in a car accident during a recent Downtown Art Walk. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times