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Monster Mash: Rembrandt found; details on Shepard Fairey assault

August 16, 2011 |  7:30 am

Stolen Rembrandt is recovered

Got it: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says it has recovered in Encino the Rembrandt sketch valued at $250,000 that was snatched over the weekend from a hotel. (Los Angeles Times)

Brave face: Artist Shepard Fairey has posted a photograph of himself after he was assaulted recently in Denmark. Details about the attack continue to emerge. (Obey Giant and Art Info)

Worthy cause: Plácido Domingo will sing in an October concert in Christchuch, New Zealand, to benefit the city that was hit by an earthquake this year. (New Zealand Herald)

Emmy nominee: Paul Reubens, better known as Pee-wee Herman, will answer questions in a live chat Wednesday at noon PT. (Los Angeles Times)

Making a statement: Conductor Daniel Barenboim led a recent peace-themed concert in South Korea, near the border with North Korea. (Voice of America)

Imminent departure? Reeve Carney, who is starring in Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," has landed a movie role as singer Jeff Buckley. (E! Online)

Settlement: The Hague city government has agreed to pay the equivalent of $1.4 million to the heir of a Jewish art dealer whose gallery was looted for part of a Jan Steen painting. (Bloomberg)

Pay cut: The music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced he would take a 10% salary reduction, on the heels of musicians' taking a 9.7% pay cut under their new contract. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Leading man: Hugh Dancy will star in the upcoming Broadway production of David Ives' "Venus in Fur." (Broadway World)

Academic drama: Tony Kushner talks about the controversy surrounding his honorary degree from the City University of New York. (Guardian)

Moving forward: A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the Louisville Orchestra's plan to restructure its finances. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Ensemble cast: Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater will join Alan Rickman in the Broadway cast of Teresa Rebeck's "Seminar." (Theatermania)

Helping hand: Andrew Lloyd Webber is funding a theater project for disadvantaged youth in Scotland. (Guardian)

New audiences: Classical opera continues to find audiences in China as its popularity declines in the West. (Time)

Religious art: The city of Mumbai, India, is set to get its first museum of Christian art, slated to open next month. (Time of India)

And in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed on conductor Marin Alsop, who is marking her 20th season heading the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

-- David Ng

Photo:  Rembrandt's "The Judgment" shown at sheriff's news conference Tuesday morning. Credit: KTLA News

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