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Monster Mash: Latest on Pasadena Playhouse's financial situation; ancient Egyptian tomb unveiled

July 9, 2010 |  8:10 am

Pasadena -- Gradual financial recovery: More details on the Pasadena Playhouse's emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Old bones: Egyptian archaeologists have unveiled a newly unearthed double tomb believed to be more than 4,000 years old. (Associated Press

-- Digital conversion: The archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum are going online. (Boston Globe)

-- Rumor has it: The 2011 Tony Awards ceremony appears to be moving uptown to the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights. (New York Post)

-- Uncertain fate: The wife of Chinese artist Wu Yuren said he has been languishing in a Beijing jail for almost six weeks after being beaten by police officers. (New York Times)

-- Taking a pause: "Unchain My Heart," the Ray Charles biographical musical that debuted at the Pasadena Playhouse, has postponed its Broadway opening from the fall to the spring of next year. (Playbill)

-- Major appointment: Julian Cox has been named the founding director of photography and chief curator of the de Young Museum. (San Francisco Chronicle)

-- Public art: Claes Oldenburg will create a large-scale sculpture to mark a new plaza planned by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

-- Refurbished: A sculpture that makes up part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington has been unveiled after six weeks of restoration work. (CNN)

-- Signing off: The city of St. Louis bids farewell to its classical-music radio station KFUO. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

-- Jackpot: A stash of ancient coins believed to date from the Roman Empire has been found in Somerset, Britain. (The Guardian)

-- Moving on: Two prominent Las Vegas arts supporters, David Hickey and Libby Lumpkin, are leaving the city. (The Wall Street Journal)

-- Trying something new: The Pet Shop Boys are working on scoring a new ballet. (This is London)

-- Meta honor: The 63rd annual Tony Awards broadcast on CBS has received four Emmy Award nominations. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Thurgood," starring Laurence Fishburne, at the Geffen Playhouse; the stage musical "Sister Act" is officially coming to Broadway next spring.

-- David Ng

Photo: The sign in front of the Pasadena Playhouse. Credit: Stefano Paltera / For The Times