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Monster Mash: Getty returning items to Greece; Merce Cunningham legacy

September 23, 2011 |  7:50 am

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Repatriation: The Getty Museum will return additional ancient pieces to Greece under a new agreement with the country's cultural ministry. (Los Angeles Times)

Moving forward: Despite the dissolving of his company, the Merce Cunningham legacy will live on in the form of classes that will offer instruction in his modern dance technique. (New York Times)

Bad shape: The United States National Slavery Museum in Virginia has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Vote: Musicians with the Colorado Symphony have decided unanimously to delay a decision on an emergency contract revision that calls for a 14%  pay cut. (Denver Post)

Debut: The so-called "ground zero mosque" has opened in New York with an exhibit of art depicting children from around the world. (New York Daily News)

Angered: Filmmakers Mike Leigh and Ken Loach are among the more than 100 signatories of a letter criticizing the London Philharmonic's decision to suspend four musicians who objected to the presence of Israeli musicians at the BBC Proms. (Daily Telegraph)

Remembrance: New York's Signature Theatre Company will honor the late Romulus Linney by naming one of its theaters after the playwright. (Playbill)

Reaching out: London's Royal Opera House is launching its first season of broadcasts to cinemas around the world. (Reuters, via Los Angeles Times)

Retiring: Edward Villella, the founder and director of Miami City Ballet, is stepping down from the company. (Miami Herald)

Cameo role: New York Post theater-gossip columnist Michael Riedel will play himself in the new NBC series "Smash," about the making of a Broadway musical. (Broadway World)

Pounding the pavement: The board of the Palm Springs Art Museum is urging city residents to vote for an increase in the sales tax that would help the museum expand. (Desert Sun)

-- David Ng

Photo: Members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Credit: Bret Hartman / For The Times

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