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Monster Mash: Michael Jackson museum moving forward; Green Day, 'Glee' stars set for Tony ceremony

June 3, 2010 |  7:54 am

Jackson -- Star attraction: Michael Jackson's father Joe  and the city of Gary, Ind., are moving forward with plans for a $300-million museum and performing arts center dedicated to the late pop star. (Associated Press)

-- Ratings boon?: Members of the band Green Day and "Glee" stars Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison are set to make appearances at this year's Tony Awards ceremony. (Playbill)

-- Under suspicion: A former curator at Princeton University is under criminal investigation in Italy for the alleged illegal export and laundering of archaeological artifacts. (New York Times)

-- High school musical: Schools in the U.S. and Canada can now apply to perform "The Phantom of the Opera." (The Wall Street Journal)

-- Lending a hand: Conductor James DePriest joins the Pasadena Symphony and Pops as an artistic advisor. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Literary mystery: A painting by Frederic Church provides a clue to the astronomical event referred to in Walt Whitman's "Year of Meteors." (The Independent)

-- New installation: A 30-foot eyeball sculpture is coming to Chicago's Pritzker Park. (Chicago Sun-Times)

-- Prize money: The foundation of Arthur Laurents helps to launch a new drama prize. (New York Times)

-- 'Ring' lover: An obituary for Sherwin Sloan, the founder of the Wagner Society of Southern California. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Carl St. Clair celebrates 20 years with the Pacific Symphony; the Getty Villa gets its first major loan from Sicily.

-- David Ng

Photo: Joe Jackson at a news conference announcing plans for the construction of a multi-use complex to include the Jackson family museum and the Michael Jackson Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Gary, Ind. Credit: Frank Polich / Getty Images