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Monster Mash: No plans yet for 'Book of Mormon' movie

September 22, 2011 |  7:49 am


On hold: Trey Parker, one of the creators of "The Book of Mormon," said there were no immediate plans to turn the hit Broadway musical into a movie. (Hollywood Reporter)

Canceled: A Pennsylvania school district has decided not to stage the 1953 musical "Kismet" about a Muslim street poet after community complaints. (Associated Press)

New leader: The downtown L.A. arts high school has found a new principal. (Los Angeles Times)

Saved, for now: The financially imperiled American Folk Art Museum in New York has decided to continue operating at its current location at Lincoln Square with help from trustees and the Ford Foundation. (New York Times)

Missing masterpiece: Police in Houston are looking for a Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting believed stolen from a local home. (Houston Chronicle)

Scholarly trove: Photographer Elliott Erwitt's archive is being housed at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin for the next five years. (Associated Press)

Commission: Architect Zaha Hadid's firm has won a bid to design a new $12.5-million Miami Beach municipal parking garage. (Miami Herald)

Apply within: The Grand Rapids ArtPrize is expanding its competitive field to include composers. (Detroit Free Press)

Decline: Cultural participation by Californians continues to drop, though less so than at the national level. (Los Angeles Times)

Remembrance: A memorial service for the late artist Cy Twombly was held this week at New York's Museum of Modern Art. (Art Info)

Step right up: The National Pinball Museum is scheduled to open this fall in Baltimore. (Reuters)

Vanished: A popular rooster sculpture has been stolen from Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. (Miami Herald)

Also in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on the cityscapes in the new movie "Drive."

-- David Ng

Photo: Audiences outside New York's Eugene O'Neill Theatre, home to "The Book of Mormon." Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times