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Monster Mash: Ernest Fleischmann remembered; Getty Trust leadership dilemma

June 15, 2010 |  8:19 am

Ernest -- In memoriam: Times critic Mark Swed remembers Ernest Fleischmann, the former managing director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Looking ahead: The void in leadership at the Getty Trust following the recent death of James N. Wood presents many questions. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Twice as nice: Actress Marian Seldes, who won an honorary Tony Award on Sunday, has received a replacement statuette for the one she lost for "A Delicate Balance" in 1967. (Playbill)

-- Wrong place, wrong time: Playwright Alan Bennett is robbed by two women who managed to steal his wallet. (Daily Mail)

-- Thinning crowds: The Brooklyn Museum has failed to see attendance rise following a shift toward more populist programming. (New York Times)

-- Personal best: A sculpture by Amedeo Modigliani has sold for $52.8 million, setting an auction record for the artist. (Associated Press)

-- Up close and personal: The Guggenheim Museum and YouTube are looking for budding video artists. (New York Times)

-- Fiddling for money: The Russian violinist Mikhail Simonyan is funding an Afghan musical school. (Bloomberg)

-- Edible art: A group of artists plans to recreate Grant Wood's "American Gothic" using day-old bread. (Indianapolis Star)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Rock star Sting is touring with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra; the Glimmerglass Opera announces changes under incoming director Francesca Zambello; conductor James Levine bows out of summer appearances.

-- David Ng

Photo: Ernest Fleischmann. Credit: Los Angeles Times.