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Monster Mash: Burj Khalifa closes abruptly; Yosi Sergant talks; Guggenheim settles with Malevich heirs

February 9, 2010 |  8:59 am

Burj -- Out of commission: A month after its grand opening, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, has suddenly closed. (Reuters)

-- Speaking out: Yosi Sergant, who resigned last year as communications director for the National Endowment for the Arts, talks about his troubled tenure. (USC)

-- Settled: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum has reached an undisclosed agreement with the heirs of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich regarding the ownership of the artist’s work Untitled (ca. 1916). (Art Daily)

-- The Riches: Slate ranks the largest charitable contributions of 2009, and Eli and Edythe Broad come in at seventh place. (Slate)

-- White-out: Arts institutions in the Washington area closed due to the recent blizzard -- but some soldier on. (Washington Post)

-- Familiar role: Judi Dench is set to reprise the part of Titania in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," in a production directed by Peter Hall at the Rose Theatre. (Playbill)

-- Love stinks: Stew and Heidi Rodewald, who wrote the Tony-winning "Passing Strange," have penned a new show about their romantic breakup. (New York magazine)

-- Trickling in: Delayed grants money from the Judith Rothschild Foundation has started to come through. (New York Times)

-- Busted: A museum burglary ring has been uncovered near Buffalo, N.Y. (WIBV)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Stratford-upon-Avon is coming to New York via the Royal Shakespeare Company; theater critic Charles McNulty on Neil Labute's "Wrecks," starring Ed Harris. 

-- David Ng

Photo: The Burj Khalifa. Credit: Ali Haider / EPA