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Monster Mash: Gehry's Eisenhower memorial; Schwarzenegger in Austria

October 7, 2011 |  7:58 am


More hurdles: Architect Frank Gehry has revealed new details about the planned Eisenhower Memorial. But not everyone is happy about his design. (Associated Press, via ABC News and Washington Post)

Home again: Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Austria to personally inaugurate the new museum dedicated to his life and career. (Associated Press, via Washington Post)

Moving forward: A judge has upheld the Barnes Foundation's disputed relocation. (Los Angeles Times)

Backstage drama: Actor Fred Melamed has abruptly departed the Broadway production of "Relatively Speaking" after clashing with writer Ethan Coen. (New York Times)

Coming soon: The controversial new revival of "Porgy and Bess" will have a limited run on Broadway, opening Jan. 12 and running through June 24. (Boston Globe)

The King's play: David Seidler's play "The King Speech," which inspired the Oscar-winning film, will open a five-city UK tour, including a stop in London's Richmond Theatre on Feb. 10. Adrian Noble directs. (Playbill)

Fragile: Ancient paintings in Spain's Altamira cave are in peril once again. (MSNBC)

Pop star: Justin Bieber is being sought to appear in a Toronto production of "Les Miserables." (Toronto Sun)

Money problems: The Colorado Symphony has canceled half of its fall concerts due to budgetary reasons. (Denver Post)

Destructive?: Turkey's appetite for tourists could be damaging to ancient sites, according to some experts. (The Art Newspaper)

Positive buzz: "First Position," a new documentary that follows six young ballet dancers, will be distributed by Sundance Selects in the U.S. (Indiewire)

Also in the L.A. Times: A review of the dance production "more more more ... future" at REDCAT.

-- David Ng

Photo: A model of Frank Gehry's design for the Eisenhower Memorial. Credit: Associated Press