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Monster Mash: LACMA in talks to oversee Watts Towers; Shakespeare troupe moves; a Jeff Koons BMW

April 7, 2010 |  7:25 am

Watts Towers -- New caretaker?: LACMA in talks to take over as curator and conservator of Watts Towers. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Not for sale: Ownership dispute forces Chicago auction house to delay sale of some items belonging to 20th century designers Charles and Ray Eames. (Chicago Tribune)

-- Whoops: Turns out ailing James Levine doesn't have a contract with Boston Symphony Orchestra. (Boston Globe)

-- New address: Independent Shakespeare Company moves from Barnsdall Art Park home to new site in Griffith Park. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Decisions, decisions: Where should Seattle put a $15-million Dale Chihuly glass museum? (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

-- New boss: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra names Stanley Romanstein as its new president. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

-- And the winner is...: Kennedy Center production of "Ragtime" wins big at Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, D.C. (Washington Post)

-- Should they stay or should they go?: Preservation debate heats up over two plain-Jane barracks in San Francisco’s Presidio (San Francisco Chronicle)

-- Appeal on the horizon: CNET founder Halsey Minor has something to say about $6.6-million judgment against him in favor of Sotheby’s. (CultureGrrl)

-- And it's fast, too: BMW unveils Jeff Koons’ design for its next BMW Art Car. (Wall Street Journal)

-- TiVo time: "Glee" cast on "Oprah" Wednesday (Show Tracker); “Addams Family’s” Nathan Lane on “The Marriage Ref” on Friday, (NBC); "Green Day Rocks Broadway" on MTV beginning April 16. (Playbill).

And in the Los Angeles Times: A man’s quest to recover a Camille Pissarro painting follows a long and twisted path; “Love Never Dies,” the sequel to “Phantom of the Opera,” delays its move to Broadway due to composer’s Andrew Lloyd Webber’s health issues; theater critic Charles McNulty remembers Corin Redgrave, who died Tuesday at age 70.

-- Lisa Fung

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Photo: Watts Towers. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times