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Monster Mash: Broad Museum at MSU; World Trade Center site

December 9, 2011 |  7:50 am

A planned performing arts center to be designed by Frank Gehry for the former World Trade Center site in New York is in limbo

Appointment: The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has named its curator of contemporary art. (GalleristNY)

Uncertain future: A planned performing arts center to be designed by Frank Gehry for the former World Trade Center site in New York is in limbo as organizers await the creation of a board of directors. (Wall Street Journal)

Top secret: Coca-Cola is making its closely held formula part of a display at its corporate museum in Atlanta. But the formula itself will remain out of view. (Associated Press via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Still struggling: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has posted a $1.8-million deficit for 2011. (Detroit Free Press)

Monumental: The Art Institute of Chicago will project Andy Warhol's eight-hour "Empire" onto the Aon Building on Friday night. (Chicago Tribune)

Honored: Ralph Fiennes is to receive the Shakespeare Society Medal in New York. (Theatermania)

Popular: New York's New Museum is charging premium prices for admission to its Carsten Höller show. (WNYC)

Going under: A top venue operator for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has gone bust. (The Stage UK)

Taking the high road: Playwright Tony Kushner has donated $100,000 to the City University of New York, even though the school blocked a decision to award him an honorary degree earlier this year. (Guardian)

Hard times: A town in China known for exporting stone carvings is suffering due to the European economic crisis. (Reuters)

Also in the L.A. Times: Playwright Lydia R. Diamond on race, class and Broadway's "Stick Fly."

-- David Ng

Photo: A view of the former World Trade Center site in New York. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

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