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March 30, 2009 |  8:11 am

Chaka Re-emerging: Chaka (pictured left), one of L.A.'s most famous and elusive graffiti artists, will have his first solo art show at Mid-City Arts in April.

Grateful: Stacy Keach personally thanked his fans and his doctors at Friday's curtain call — his first since having a series of mild strokes -- for "Frost/Nixon" at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Rockin': A musical adaptation of the 2004 Green Day album "American Idiot" will open the 2009-10 season at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

First impressions: L.A. Times art critic Christopher Knight writes about the newly opened Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City.

Future plans: Six teams of architects revealed designs for the National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C.

Top 10: The Louvre in Paris and the British Museum in London are the two most visited museums in the world, according to an annual ranking by the Art Newspaper.

Acrimony: A Palestinian youth orchestra has been shut down after its music director took students to perform for Holocaust survivors in Israel.

Passing: Oscar-winning composer Maurice Jarre ("Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago") has died at age 84 in Los Angeles. See archival material on Jarre here at the Daily Mirror.

— David Ng

Photo credit: Daniel "Chaka" Ramos in front of one of his murals in 1994. Credit: Brian Vander Brug / For The Times.