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Monster Mash: Battleship Iowa to become museum in L.A. port

September 7, 2011 |  8:49 am


New home: The historic battleship Iowa will become a floating museum at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. (Navy Times)

Holy book: The Getty Museum has acquired a rare, illuminated Bible from 1200s Italy. (Los Angeles Times)

Cancellations: Conductor James Levine, the music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, has withdrawn from all fall appearances following a new injury. (Los Angeles Times)

Popular demand: The national tour of "The Book of Mormon‎" will begin in Denver in August 2012, four months earlier than previously announced. (Playbill)

Agreement: The Montreal Symphony Orchestra has reached a four-year deal with musicians. (Montreal Gazette)

Purchasing power: Art collecting in China is growing among the wealthy classes. (New York Times)

Thinking different: Apple products designed under Jonathan Ive are in the spotlight in a new exhibition at a museum in Hamburg, Germany. (Los Angeles Times)

Looking east: Western opera singers are looking for work in China. (NPR)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews "It Happened at Pomona; Part I: Hal Glicksman" at the Pomona College Museum of Art.

-- David Ng

Photo: Battleship Iowa. Credit: Eric Risberg / Associated Press