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Monster Mash: Occupy Museums takes root; NPR sides with Simeone

October 21, 2011 |  7:50 am


Taking root: Occupy Museums, a recent spinoff of the Occupy Wall Street movement, is targeting art museums in New York. (Bloomberg)

Staying on: NPR has decided that Lisa Simeone, the freelance host of its program "World of Opera," won't be dismissed because of her association with Occupy D.C. (NPR)

"La grève": A strike has delayed the opening of the renovated Musée d'Orsay in Paris. (Los Angeles Times)

Ultimatum: The Louisville Orchestra has given its musicians until Friday to sign a new contract or risk being replaced. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Don't forget to flush: The ground-floor restrooms of the Field Museum in Chicago were named as the top bathroom in America as chosen by online voters in the 10th annual America's Best Restroom contest. (Chicago Tribune)

On hold: Britain's National Theatre has shelved a planned Tori Amos musical. (The Guardian)

New leader: The Dallas Museum of Art has appointed the head of the Indianapolis Museum of Art as its new director. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Restitution: A sculpture depicting St. John the Baptist dating from 1510 will be returned to the U.S.-based heirs of a Jewish art-dealer couple persecuted by the Nazis. (Bloomberg)

Also in the L.A. Times: A review of Hofesh Shechter's "Political Mother" at UCLA Live.

-- David Ng

Photo: Demonstrators with Occupy Wall Street continue their protest at Zuccotti Park in New York. Credit: Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images