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Monster Mash: Larry Gagosian sued; violinist on Costa Concordia

January 20, 2012 |  7:30 am

 

A Hungarian violinist who helped children into their life jackets aboard the Costa Concordia is the first identified victim of the cruise ship disaster

 

Lawsuit: Larry Gagosian is being sued for more than $14 million for allegedly selling two works of art that some claim he had no right to sell. (New York Post)

Tragedy: A Hungarian violinist who helped children into their life jackets aboard the Costa Concordia is the first identified victim of the cruise ship disaster. (Toronto Star)

Back to work: New York City Opera's orchestra union has ratified a new contract  that eliminates five months' guaranteed pay and cuts minimum annual earnings. (Wall Street Journal)

Like underwater basket-weaving: Theater is one of the most useless college majors, according to a new ranking. (Yahoo!)

Going abroad: Keenan Kampa, a member of the Boston Ballet, is joining the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia. (New York Times)

Losing its appeal?: Theater audiences in Britain have slumped by 9% in the last two years. (Telegraph)

Longer weeks: The Prado Museum in Madrid hopes its new schedule of opening seven days a week will bring in extra cash and help it survive a reduction in government funding. (Associated Press)

Family-friendly: "Peter and the Starcatcher," a prequel to "Peter Pan," will start performances on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in March. (Playbill)

For real?: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to acquire O.J. Simpson's former home in Florida to turn into a "Meat is Murder" museum. (CNN)

Busted: Child pornography has been discovered in the home of an architecture professor who teaches at the Pratt Institute. (New York Post)

Appointment: The Minnesota Opera has named Michael Christie as its new music director. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Our Town," starring Helen Hunt, at the Broad Stage.

-- David Ng

Photo: The cruise ship Costa Concordia lies stricken off the shore of the Italian island of Giglio. Credit: Tullio M. Puglia / Getty Images

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