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Monster Mash: Getty Center remains closed; New Art Center leader; Daniel Craig does Broadway

July 9, 2009 | 10:30 am

Getty fire -- Hot spot: A nearby brush fire forces the evacuation of the Getty Center, which remains closed today.

-- Hot seat: Pasadena's Art Center College of Design names Lorne M. Buchman president, replacing deposed Richard Koshalek.

-- X-man teams with James Bond: Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig will play in the Broadway production of Keith Huff's two-man drama "A Steady Rain."

-- Take home a bit of Vegas: The cast CD of "Louis and Keely: Live at the Sahara" is due soon, while producers contemplate taking the show from the Geffen Playhouse to the road.

-- Credit (and shame) where it's due: U.S. House votes to acknowledge the role of slaves in creating the Capitol dome's "Statue of Freedom."

-- Questionable deal: L.A. Times editorial spanks Orange County Museum of Art for its sale of 18 plein-air paintings.

-- Still valuable: Old Masters bring $16 million in new cash to a baby powder heiress in a Sotheby's auction in London, while a Christie's sale of Old Masters and 19th century art brings in nearly $33 million.

-- Thinking global, buying local: LACMA's newly bought altar adornment is from 18th century Italy, by way of the San Gabriel Valley.

-- Mike Boehm

Photo: Smoke from a brush fire rises behind the Getty Center, which was evacuated Wednesday. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times