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Monster Mash: The WikiLeaks opera? U.S marshals to auction art

November 10, 2011 |  7:40 am

Wiki opera
: Opera Australia is working on an opera about the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Guardian)

Everyone's a star: A new musical that is essentially Hal Prince's greatest hits -- it opens next summer in Toronto before moving to Broadway -- will feature 12 principals and no chorus. (

Costly quartet: Four paintings by Clifford Styll sold at Sotheby's for $114 million in advance of an eponymous museum opening next week in Denver. (Wall Street Journal)

Not hiding: The exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture," the subject of controversy when it was shown at the National Portrait Gallery last year, opens at the Brooklyn Museum next week. (Associated Press)

Rethinking the big box: Can Costco design a store that doesn't look like, well, a Costco? (Los Angeles Tiimes)

Reopening doors: The Cranbrook Art Museum, a contemporary art collection north of Detroit, reopens Friday after a $22-million renovaton. (Associated Press)

Seizure sale: U.S. marshals will conduct an online auction of artwork, including an Andy Warhol print of Muhammed Ali, confiscated from a lawyer convicted of bilking clients.  (New York Times)

Melllow cello: Scandinavia’s second largest airline has postponed a decision to ban cellos from its cabins after an uproar from Norway’s musical community. (Gramophone)

Passing: Cartoonist Bil Keane ("Family Circus") died at 89. (Los Angeles Times)

And in the L.A. Times: The Los Angeles Philharmonic is gearing up for Take a Stand, its youth music education initiative and a review of "Vigil" at the Mark Taper Forum.

-- Kelly Scott

Photo: Julien Assange leaves court in London after losing his appeal against extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges. Credit: Andy Rain / EPA