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Monster Mash: London Philharmonic suspends musicians over Israel flap

September 19, 2011 |  7:45 am

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Disciplinary measures: The London Philharmonic Orchestra has suspended four musicians for using its name when they signed a letter calling for the cancellation of a concert by an Israeli orchestra. (The Guardian)

Supporting roles: The cast of the upcoming film adaptation of the musical "Les Misérables" is expected to include Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush as the Thénardiers. There are rumors that the movie will be in 3-D. (Broadway World)

Making waves: An artist who once shot a dog as part of an avant-garde project is generating controversy once again after being awarded a public art grant. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Changing times: The Dutch royal family is under pressure to do away with a painting that some see as racist. (Associated Press)

New tenant: The Swiss Institute contemporary arts center is taking over the space occupied by Deitch Projects in New York. (New York Observer)

Ancient site: Politicians and archaeologists are at odds over funding for the restoration and conservation of Pompeii. (The Art Newspaper)

Tedious: Lawyers are combing through e-mails at the Philadelphia Orchestra to determine whether endowment money can be used as part of a bankruptcy settlement. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

To the rescue: The city of Vancouver has approved a bailout plan for the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre and the Museum Of Vancouver. (Globe and Mail)

More money trouble: The Detroit Symphony is still facing debt problems. (Detroit Free Press)

Just add water: Japan's Nissin Foods has opened a museum dedicated to instant noodles in a cup. (Agence France Presse)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews "Eugene Onegin" at L.A. Opera, and theater critic Charles McNulty reviews South Coast Repertory's "Pride and Prejudice."

-- David Ng

Photo: Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

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