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Monster Mash: Grammy Awards lawsuit; Lauren Ambrose in 'Funny Girl'

August 4, 2011 |  7:30 am

Grammy Fighting back: Four Latin jazz musicians are suing the organizers of the Grammy Awards for eliminating their genre as an award category. (BBC News)

Leading lady:  Lauren Ambrose has been cast as Fanny Brice in the Broadway-bound revival of "Funny Girl," scheduled to open Feb. 1 at the Ahmanson Theatre. (Los Angeles Times)

Safety study: A task force is to consider improvements at the Downtown L.A. Art Walk after a vehicle struck and killed a baby. (NBC LA)

Reaching for the sky: Chicago architects have designed a Saudi Arabia skyscraper that would be the world's tallest building. (Chicago Tribune)

Bye-bye baby: "Baby It's You," the Broadway musical that debuted at the Pasadena Playhouse, is scheduled to close Sept. 4. (

Heading to court: Supporters of the Southwest Museum are suing the city of L.A., fearing the site's extinction. (Los Angeles Times)

Raking it in: Sotheby's has reported second-quarter earnings that rose 48 percent over the same period last year. (Bloomberg)    

Once more unto the breach: The troubled Classical Theatre of Harlem is staking its future on this summer's production of "Henry V." (New York Times)

Dancing about hockey: A choreographer has created a dance piece inspired by the recent Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver. (Vancouver Sun)

Sign of the  times: The Australian Broadcasting Corp. has axed its arts programming. (The Australian)

Passing: Agnes Varis, a philanthropist who supported jazz and opera, has died at 81. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Richard Neutra's Kronish House in Beverly Hills has been spared the wrecking ball, at least for now.

-- David Ng

Photo: A Grammy Award trophy. Credit: CBS