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Monster Mash: Art forgers sentenced; Ricky Martin 'Evita' opening set

October 28, 2011 |  7:40 am


Prison: German art forgers who fooled a number of collectors, including actor Steve Martin, have been sentenced to a total of 15 years in jail. (Bloomberg)

Front-row fantasy: Would you pay $1,500 for a ticket to see Hugh Jackman on Broadway? (New York Post)

Masterpiece: A previously unknown painting by Velazquez meets the public. It also comes with a complicated back story. (BBC News)

Don't cry: The new Broadway revival of "Evita," starring Ricky Martin, will premiere April 5 at the Marquis Theatre in New York. (Evita on Broadway)

Is it art?: Facebook has removed a photograph showing a breast cancer survivor's painted breasts. (South Florida Sun Sentinel)

Generous: Barry Manilow has presented schools in Joplin, Mo., with a $300,000 musical instrument donation. (Joplin Globe)

Gone: Chicago architect Jeanne Gang is no longer involved in the design for the CentrePointe block in Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Shelved: The planned Royal Alberta Museum has been put on hold indefinitely after the province announced that the Canadian government has pulled funding. (CBC)

Every day: Spain's Prado Museum will be open seven days a week in a move toward self-financing. (Associated Press, via Washington Post)

Canceled: A plan to move the Chicago Children's Museum to Grant Park has been scuttled. (Chicago Tribune)

More expensive: The Brooklyn Museum is raising its suggested admission price to $12 from $10, citing financial difficulties. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews "Artistic Evolution" at the Natural History Museum.

-- David Ng

Photo: Wolfgang Beltracchi has been sentenced to six years in jail in the art forgery trial in Cologne, Germany. Credit: Federico Gambarini / EPA