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Monster Mash: National Sept. 11 Memorial opens to public today

September 12, 2011 |  7:43 am

National Sept. 11 Memorial

Long time coming: The National Sept. 11 Memorial in New York opens to the public today, a day after it was unveiled for dignitaries and families of victims of the 2001 attacks. (Los Angeles Times)

New date: The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, which was postponed because of Hurricane Irene, is set for Oct. 16. (Washington Post)

Second thoughts: A children's museum in Oakland has canceled an exhibit of art by Palestinian youth depicting the Israeli assault during the 2008-09 Gaza conflict. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Rock icon: The Gagosian Gallery in New York will host a show of paintings by Bob Dylan, created during the musician's trips to Asia. (The Guardian)

Jilted: Rome's Teatro dell'Opera is considering legal action following conductor Fabio Luisi's abrupt departure from one of its productions in order to fill in for James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera. (Associated Press, via ABC News)

Spared: Artifacts in Libya's National Museum in Tripoli have remained safe so far during the ongoing revolution. (The Guardian)

On sale: Tickets for the Broadway run of "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" are now available to the public, despite rumors that the show would close out of town. (Playbill)

Extra income: The European Union on Monday agreed to extend royalty protection for music performers and producers from 50 years to 70 years to ensure that artists are paid throughout their lifetimes. (Associated Press)

Living legend: Some believe David Hockney to be Britain's greatest living painter. (Telegraph)

Jumping ship: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's assistant concertmaster since 2005 has been named concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. (Baltimore Sun)

Dutch treat: Placido Domingo reportedly is studying the title role in Wagner's "Flying Dutchman," to be sung in Verona, Italy, in 2013. (L’Arena, via Slipped Disc.)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews "Heart of a Soldier" at San Francisco Opera; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Trojan Women (after Euripides)" at the Getty Villa; writer Jaime O'Neill wonders why artists aren't addressing today's economic sufffering.

-- David Ng

Photo: A view of the  National Sept. 11 Memorial in downtown Manhattan. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times