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Monster Mash: Obama salutes Broadway at White House; Field Museum returning Inuit remains

July 20, 2010 |  8:18 am

-- Executive honor: President Obama salutes Broadway performers at a White House event. (Playbill)

-- Heading home: The Field Museum is returning the remains of 22 individuals that were brought to Chicago in 1928 after being exhumed from an Inuit village in Canada. (Chicago Tribune)

-- Protesting: Three artists whose works were to be featured at the Rose Art Museum are pulling out until Brandeis University changes its policies regarding the museum. (Boston Globe)

-- Fat wallets: A ranking of the richest cultural institutions in New York. (Crain's New York Business)

-- Thespian power: Sally Hawkins will co-star alongside Cherry Jones in the Roundabout's Broadway revival of "Mrs. Warren's Profession," which opens Oct. 3. (Playbill)

-- Memory lapse: Elaine Stritch forgets some of the lyrics to a song while performing at the White House as part of a Broadway event. (New York Times)

-- Social change: El Sistema USA sends teachers out to neighborhoods in Boston. (Boston Globe)

-- Downbeat: Classical music education gains a toehold in disadvantaged French suburbs. (The Independent)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Commenters weigh in on a Broadway event held at the White House; the Pasadena Playhouse announces its first new production since emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

-- David Ng