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November 17, 2008 | 10:09 am

German_windows_2 -- Six 600-year-old Gothic stained glass window panes that had been lost in Russia and missing since World War II returned home today to a church in the German town of Frankfurt an der Oder, 67 years after they were removed to protect them from war damage.

-- Gallery DeLisle in Toronto is asking for $50 million for a disputed Jackson Pollock painting purchased for $5 at a California thrift shop in 1992. Retired U.S. truck driver Teri Horton failed to find a U.S. gallery or auction house willing to sell it.

-- Kathy Bates, Fred Willard, Richard Thomas and Lauren Kennedy are among the stars of the world premiere of "Trumpet of the Swan: A Novel Symphony," opening next month at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

-- John Leguizamo, Cedric the Entertainer and Haley Joel Osment ("The Sixth Sense") co-star in the revival of David Mamet's "American Buffalo," opening tonight at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway.

-- Seattle Times art critic Sheila Farr is on this list of staffers at the Seattle Times who are taking a buyout.

Highschool -- Daniel Taub of Bloomberg News weighs in on the controversial architecture of L.A.'s new high school for the arts.

-- Diane Haithman

Photo: German and Russian officials present two of the last six windows of St. Mary's Church in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany. Credit: Patrick Pleul / European Pressphoto Agency.

Photo: The new school of the arts in downtown Los Angeles, designed by Wolf D. Prix. Credit: Jonathan Alcorn / Bloomberg News