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Monster Mash: Tenor Salvatore Licitra dies of accident injuries

September 6, 2011 |  7:30 am

Salvatore Licitra

Passing: Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra, 43, died Sunday after sustaining injuries in a cycle accident. (Los Angeles Times)

Set in stone: The executive architect for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial says there are no plans to change a controversial inscription on the memorial's statue. (Washington Post)

Preparation: Workers are making final preparations for Sunday's commemoration ceremony at the National Sept. 11 Memorial. (NY1)

Contested: A Renoir painting that belonged to a Chicago-area couple has become the focus of a lawsuit by the heirs of a German textile mogul. (Chicago Tribune)

Tribute: A sculpture dedicated to those killed during the 9/11 attacks has been unveiled at a temporary location in London. (BBC News)

Pleasant surprise: An anonymous donor has given $900,000 to the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Decline: Box-office receipts for the Edinburgh International Festival dropped 3% from the previous year. (The Stage UK)

Ruling: A U.S. judge has ruled that the heirs of a Jewish art collector can proceed with a lawsuit against Hungary for the return of art taken during the Holocaust. (Associated Press, via Washington Post)

Agreement: The Dallas Symphony and its performers have agreed on a new contract. (WFAA)

New role: Former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi is joining the Broadway cast of "Chicago" in the role of Roxie Hart. (Theatermania)

Also in the L.A. Times: The Old Globe has lost its director for the revival of "The Rocky Horror Show" less than a month before performances are set to start.

-- David Ng

Photo: Salvatore Licitra in 2003. Credit: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press