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Monster Mash: Artist Cy Twombly dead at 83; new architecture critic at New York Times

July 6, 2011 |  7:42 am

Twombly Passing: Cy Twombly, one of the key figures in modern art, has died at 83. (Los Angeles Times)

New appointment: New York Times art critic Michael Kimmelman has been named the paper's new architecture critic, replacing Nicolai Ouroussoff, who is moving on to write books. (Chicago Tribune)

Under consideration: Chapman University has made a $46-million offer for the Crystal Cathedral site in Orange County. (Los Angeles Times)

Script doctor: Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa writes about his experience working on Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." (Broadway.com)

Expensive: Performing arts groups in L.A. and around the country are adopting dynamic ticket pricing. (Los Angeles Times)

Missing: A thief is believed to have stolen a Picasso drawing from a San Francisco gallery. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Another decade: Conductor Daniel Barenboim has signed a new contract to remain musical director of Berlin's Staatsoper opera house for 10 years. (Associated Press)

Lawsuit: A forensic art expert is suing over a New Yorker article, alleging false and defamatory reporting. (New York Times)

Ensemble musical: Elaine Page is joining the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of "Follies" that recently ran at the Kennedy Center. (Playbill)

Also in the L.A. Times: The Board of Supervisors has approved $4.1 million in L.A. county arts grants.

-- David Ng

Photo: Cy Twombly. Credit: Associated Press

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