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Monster Mash: David Hallberg in Moscow; space shuttle Endeavour

October 12, 2011 |  7:50 am

American David Hallberg talks about his new job at the Bolshoi Ballet

New in town: American dancer David Hallberg talks about his new job at the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. (Los Angeles Times)

New home: The California Science Center near downtown L.A. is welcoming the retired space shuttle Endeavour this week. (Los Angeles Times)

Historical figure: Composer Huang Ruo's opera "Dr. Sun Yat-Sen" continues to cause controversy in China. (New York Times)

Recovered: A painting looted from a Berlin Jewish family by Nazis has been found by U.S. authorities in a museum in Zurich. (Agence France-Presse)

A star is born: Talks are reportedly underway to bring the stage musical based on the life of Susan Boyle to the U.S. (Deadline)

Please remit: Organizers of the Downtown Art Walk have received an $8,800 bill to cover the services provided by the city. (The City Maven)

Award: Pop star Usher is to be honored by the National Civil Rights Museum. (Associated Press, via USA Today)

Desperate: Officials at the Detroit Science Center said the museum will reopen its doors this month if it can raise $5 million in emergency contributions in the next two weeks. (Detroit Free Press)

Passing: Ruth Currier, a star and the director of the José Limón Dance Company, has died at 85. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on the planned film museum on the LACMA campus.

-- David Ng

Photo: David Hallberg in Moscow. Credit: Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times