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Monster Mash: Ai Weiwei online; Andrew Lloyd Webber gives to arts

July 26, 2011 |  7:44 am

Andrew Lloyd Webber Online again?: Artist Ai Weiwei appears to have broken his digital silence with a new personal profile on Google+. (Art Info)

Generous: In response to severe cuts in cultural funding in Britain, Andrew Lloyd Webber is giving 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) to the arts through his foundation. (Evening Standard)

Back to work: Joffrey Ballet dancers voted Monday to approve an agreement that would end their labor dispute with management. (Chicago Tribune)

Complicated: Variable ticket pricing on Broadway has some theater-goers fuming. (New York Post)

Preserving the past: A group of gamers is looking to create a real-world museum dedicated to the history of video games. (NY1)

Ruling: The judge in the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy case has handed down a compromise decision regarding the scope of an investigation into the organization's finances. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

One-night stand: The Laguna Playhouse production of "I Loved Lucy," Lee Tannen's valentine to Lucille Ball, will play in New York on Aug. 8 at the Duke theater. (Playbill)

Branching out: Lincoln Center is launching a new speaking series dedicated to discussing social issues. (New York Times)

New job: Latin Grammy-winning singer Susana Baca has been named as Peru's new culture minister. (Associated Press)

Passing: Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, an influential Chicano artist, has died at 70. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Placido Domingo has announced Operalia competition winners in Moscow.

-- David Ng

Photo: Andrew Lloyd Webber. Credit: Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images