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Monster Mash: Werner Herzog underground; Romeo tweets Juliet; MIT settles Gehry building suit

April 15, 2010 |  7:54 am

Romeo --Primitive art: Daring documentarian Werner Herzog reportedly plans to shoot a film --much of it in 3-D -- of the earliest known cave paintings inside France's Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc cave. (Roger Ebert's Journal via the Guardian)

--'Such Tweet Sorrow': Actors in England will improvise their way through "Romeo and Juliet" using Twitter and YouTube in a collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Mudlark, a producer of cellphone entertainment. (Reuters)

--Collection preserved: The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco will get to keep most of its renowned collection of art from Papua New Guinea after a deal has been signed ending an inheritance fight. (San Francisco Chronicle)

--Legal battle: Spain, which owns the rights to the artwork of the late Salvador Dali, has lost a lawsuit over royalties from sales of Dali's paintings in France, where payments are limited to family members. (Bloomberg)

--Dispute resolved: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has settled a 2007 lawsuit that had alleged serious design flaws in the Stata Center, a science building created by architect Frank Gehry. (Chicago Tribune)

--Gridiron gallery: The Dallas Cowboys' new stadium doubles as an art gallery that gives football fans a look at pieces by established and emerging artists. (Wall Street Journal)

--Movie magic: Original reels and archive prints from Merchant Ivory Productions have joined the collections of Cecil B. DeMille, Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, N.Y. (Associated Press)

---Sad souvenir: A 1911 brochure promoting the wonders of a new luxury ship called the Titanic will be offered at auction on Saturday. (Guardian)

And in the Los Angeles Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews Louis Andriessen's "La Commedia" in a Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall; composer Georg Nussbaumer has created "Invisible Siegfrieds Marching Sunset Boulevard" for L.A.'s Ring Festival; veteran character actress Deirdre O'Connell appears in "The Wake" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

-- Karen Wada

Photo: James Barrett and Charlotte Wakefield use their phones to play the star-crossed lovers in a Twitter-YouTube version of "Romeo and Juliet." Credit: Warren Allott / AFP/Getty Images