Culture Monster

All the Arts, All the Time

« Previous Post | Culture Monster Home | Next Post »

Monster Mash: Benjamin Millepied in L.A.; Hugh Jackman on Broadway

November 22, 2011 |  7:14 am


Brand new: L.A. Dance Project, founded and directed by Benjamin Millepied, will be a new troupe  commissioned by the Music Center. (Los Angeles Times)

Star attraction: Hugh Jackman continues to bring in big money at the box office for his latest Broadway show. (Variety)

Financial woes: More details emerge on the money dispute that could delay the opening of the 9/11 museum in New York. (New York Times)

As nature intended: Some supporters of artist Ai Weiwei in China are taking off their clothes in a show of solidarity. (Los Angeles Times)

Jail: A federal judge has sentenced art swindler Thomas Doyle to six years in prison. (New York Daily News)

Anarchy in the U.K.: Graffiti drawn by The Sex Pistols in a rented house in the 1970s is being considered as serious art that merits study. (Telegraph)

Ralphie sings: A staged musical version of the holiday movie "A Christmas Story" has begun a five-city tour. (Associated Press)

Free listen: National Public Radio's website has the cast album of the new Broadway production of "Follies" in its entirety. (NPR)

Home at last: Indiana University Museum of Bloomington has returned a 15th century painting to a Berlin museum. (Associated Press)

Personal obsession: A new book details how an artist, traumatized by the deaths of his parents and a close friend, has spent three years in a field painting a single oak tree. (Mirror)

Sound footing: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has extended its contract with its 86 musicians thanks to a gift from a patron. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "The Night Watcher" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

-- David Ng

Photo: Benjamin Millepied. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times