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Monster Mash: Steve Jobs statue unveiled; Beethoven's deafness

December 22, 2011 |  7:50 am

Steve Jobs statue in Budapest, Hungary unveiled

Paying tribute: A statue of the late Steve Jobs has been unveiled in a technology park in Budapest, Hungary. (Los Angeles Times)

Genius: Experts say Ludwig van Beethoven's gradual deafness may have influenced his music. (BBC News)

They're in the money: The European Commission is planning to launch the world's largest cultural funding program. (The Art Newspaper)

Eagerly anticipated: The Whitney Museum of Art in New York has announced artists for the upcoming Biennial. (New York Times)

Money woes: The finances of the long-planned slavery museum, which filed for bankruptcy in September, are being questioned. (Washington Post)

Lost & found: Police in Italy have recovered hundreds of illegally excavated and stolen Roman artifacts and coins. (The Art Newspaper)

The wax wars: Madame Tussauds is going on the offensive against the Hollywood Wax Museum with a new marketing campaign. (Los Angeles Times)

Bucking the trend: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is expecting a balanced budget for a third straight year. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Broadway-bound: "Big Fish," a new stage musical adapted from the Tim Burton movie, will get a developmental workshop directed by Susan Stroman. (Broadway World)

Juror No. 12: After 50 years, actor Jack Klugman will return to the play "12 Angry Men" at the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: A look at the Maestro Foundation, which lends higher-quality instruments to students; the Hollywood Bowl is receiving a $3-million upgrade to its restroom facilities.

— David Ng

Photo: A new bronze statue of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, by Hungarian sculptor Erno Toth, is unveiled in the Graphisoft Park, in Budapest, Hungary. Credit: Zsolt Szigetvart / EPA