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Monster Mash: 'Lion King' heads to Singapore; Earhart hair just a thread; Levine talks injuries

October 22, 2009 |  8:50 am

Earhart --Juggernaut: Julie Taymor's "The Lion King" is set to open at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore next year. (Variety)

--Whoops: The International Women's Air and Space Museum in Cleveland has learned that what it believed to be a hair specimen from Amelia Earhart (pictured) is actually just a wad of thread. (NPR via WBUR)

--Convalescing: Conductor James Levine discusses the recent and not-so-recent health problems that have kept him from the podium. (Boston Globe)

--Big cheese: New York's P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center has named Klaus Biesenbach as its new leader. (New York Times)

--Song and dance: A new musical in China targets the country's materialistic yuppie class. (NPR)

--Virtuoso: Violinist Joshua Bell played at a concert Wednesday to help raise funds for a Jewish History museum in Poland. (Associated Press)

--Longtime coming: Downtown L.A.'s One Santa Fe mixed-use project appears to be inching toward a construction start date. (The Architect's Newspaper)

--Star power: Salma Hayek and Jessica Biel have set theater mavens buzzing after they appeared in a closed reading of the upcoming stage musical "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." (Variety)

--And from the L.A. Times: Contemporary art comes to the new LAPD headquarters in downtown and not everyone is happy about it. (Los Angeles Times)

-- David Ng

Photo: Amelia Earhart in 1935. Credit: Albert L. Bresnik