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Monster Mash: Danny Boyle returning to stage; Hitler 'album' returning to Germany; laid-off architects

January 22, 2010 |  8:52 am

Boyle -- No relation to Susan: Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") will return to the theater next winter with a stage adaptation of "Frankenstein" for Britain's National Theatre. (The Guardian)

-- Heading home: An album depicting the artworks that Adolf Hitler wanted for his planned Fuehrermuseum in Linz, Austria, is being returned to the German government by a U.S. war veteran. (Bloomberg)

-- Creative thinking: Laid-off architects learn to improvise their careers. (New York Times)

-- Rag and bone shop: Remains thought to belong to Joan of Arc have turned out to be fake. (Discovery News via Art Info)

-- Headed for the scrap heap: A structure that topped a poll of the most hated buildings in Britain is set to be demolished. (The Guardian)

-- Classical superstar: EMI Classics has signed the Chinese pianist Yundi, formerly known as Yundi Li. (EMI Classics)

-- Endangered: Many of Canada's small cultural publications could cease to exist due to changes in funding. (Globe and Mail)

-- Celebrity appearance: Lindsay Lohan will be a guest at the Vienna Opera Ball in February. (Agence France Presse)

-- And in the L.A. Times: theater critic Charles McNulty on "The Pee-wee Herman Show" at Club Nokia; art critic Christopher Knight on Nick Cave at the Fowler Museum; Long Beach Symphony reaches agreement with union.

-- David Ng

Photo: Danny Boyle. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times