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Monster Mash: Boyce wins Turner; Lea Michele wants 'Funny Girl'

December 6, 2011 |  7:29 am

Artist Martin Boyce has won the Turner Prize, Britain's top contemporary-art award

Winner: Artist Martin Boyce has won the Turner Prize, Britain's top contemporary-art award. (Bloomberg)

Leading lady: Lea Michele of Fox's "Glee" said she's still interested in starring in a revival of "Funny Girl." (E! Online)

Master builder: Bruce Beresford is slated to direct a movie biography of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. (Hollywood Reporter)

Traditional: The movie version of the musical "Les Miserables" will be shot in 2-D, according to director Tom Hooper. (BBC News)

Honored: Allen Ruppersberg and John Outterbridge are among the 50 new USA fellows. (Los Angeles Times)

Protest: Art handlers for Sotheby's, who have been locked out of their jobs since August, have confronted Diana L. Taylor, a Sotheby's board member and girlfriend of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (New York Times)

Stalemate: New York City Opera is seeking the help of a federal mediator to end its deadlock with unions. (New York Times)

Donation: Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin has announced a $5-million gift to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to mark its 40th anniversary. (Associated Press via Washington Post)

Haute couture: The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum -- a online fashion museum from the noted fashion house -- is now live on the Internet. (New York magazine)

In memoriam: The Computer History Museum has launched an online exhibit about the late Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs. (PC World)

Passing: Bill Tapia, a virtuoso ukulele player from Hawaii who was still touring and teaching well after hitting the century mark, has died at 103. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty writes about Hugh Jackman's return to Broadway and a review of the Los Angeles Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker."

-- David Ng

Photo: Martin Boyce, left, winner of the Turner Prize. Credit: Scott Heppell / Associated Press

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