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Monster Mash: Jazz musician Pete Rugolo dies; Alice Walton's DUI

October 18, 2011 |  7:50 am


Passing: Pete Rugolo, the jazz composer and arranger, has died at 95. (Los Angeles Times)

Busted: Alice Walton, the Wal-Mart heiress behind the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, was recently arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. (Fayetteville Flier)

More "Miz" news: Cameron MacIntosh confirmed that Anne Hathaway is joining the cast of his "Les Miserables" movie, along with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. (

Climb every mountain: "The Sound of Music" is receiving a rare stage production in Salzburg, Austria. (Telegraph)

Resignation: Lou Spisto, the head of the Old Globe in San Diego, said he is stepping down in late December after nine years with the company. (Los Angeles Times)

Powerbrokers: Vienna's Jewish Museum has reopened with an exhibit dedicated to moguls in Hollywood. (Agence France-Presse)

Appreciation: Bianca Jagger has given artist Ai Weiwei an award for courage at a recent charity gala. (ArtInfo)

Community outreach: The Detroit Symphony is offering $20 discount tickets to city residents. (Michigan Radio)

Staying put: Britain has temporarily barred the export of an 18th-century Francesco Guardi painting that was recently sold at auction. (BBC News)

Appointment: New York's High Line has named a new public art director. (Wall Street Journal)

Blockbuster: Paris' Picasso museum has opened the biggest exhibition of works by the Spanish artist ever to take place in mainland China. (Agence France-Presse)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews Jacaranda performing obscure Philip Glass choral work; a review of Grant Gershon and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

-- David Ng

Photo: Pete Rugolo, standing, with Nat King Cole in an undated photo. Credit: Reuters