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Monster Mash: Downtown L.A. wants Broad museum; Ticketmaster, Live Nation merger; Leonardo da Vinci's remains

January 26, 2010 |  9:24 am

Broad -- Into the fray: Downtown Los Angeles is officially making a play for Eli Broad's planned art museum. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Anti-trust: The U.S. Justice department sets conditions for the merger between Ticketmaster and Live Nation. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Lovely bones: A team of scientists wants to exhume the remains of Leonardo da Vinci to determine if the Mona Lisa is in fact a self-portrait. (London Times)

-- Torn masterpiece: Questions arise over methods of repairing a damaged Picasso painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (New York Times)

-- So you think you can sing: Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa will serve as a judge on the BBC's new radio contest program that searches for opera talent. (Daily Telegraph)

-- Restored: Naples' San Carlo opera house, the oldest such venue in Italy, is set to re-open after a 67-million euro renovation. (The Guardian)

-- Threatened: The Hemet Theatre, one of the oldest movie houses in the Inland Empire, is in dire financial straits. (The Press-Enterprise

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Pee-wee Herman seeks absolution from his fans; LACMA puts some of its rare art publications on line.

-- David Ng

Photo: Eli Broad. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times