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Monster Mash: 9/11 cross angers atheists; Telegraph in trouble

July 27, 2011 |  7:50 am


Angered: An atheist group is suing to remove the famous World Trade Center cross from the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum in New York. (NBC New York)

Ruling: Britain's Telegraph has been ordered to pay $100,000 over a review it ran on the nonfiction book "Seven Days in the Art World." (Los Angeles Times)

Double threat: Jesse Eisenberg will costar with Justin Bartha in "Asuncion," a dark comedy that Eisenberg wrote and that will be presented by the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at New York's Cherry Lane Theater. (Los Angeles Times)

Breaking with tradition: An interview with Roberto Paternostro, the music director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, which recently performed music by Richard Wagner at the Bayreuth Festival. (NPR)

Leading man: John Lithgow will return to Broadway in David Auburn's "The Columnist," opening Apr. 25. (Theatermania)

Truce: The Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with the union that represents its singers, dancers and stage managers. (Wall Street Journal)

New home: The Textile Museum is moving to the campus of George Washington University. (Washington Post)

RIP: Frank Foster, a jazz saxophonist who played with the Count Basie Orchestra and composed the band's hit, "Shiny Stockings," has died. (New York Times)

Busted: The owner of a Philadelphia art store has been arrested and charged with smuggling and conspiracy for illegally importing and selling African elephant ivory. (CNN)

Moving forward: A delayed exhibition of Buddhist art from Pakistan will finally open at New York's Asia Society in early August. (New York Times)

Staying put: The 2012 Tony Awards ceremony will take place at the Beacon Theatre in New York for the second year in a row. (Playbill)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight on the late artist Gilbert "Magu" Lujan; theater critic Charles McNulty on Anna Deavere Smith's "Let Me Down Easy."

-- David Ng

Photo: The cross from the ruins of the World Trade is lowered into the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. Credit: Getty Images