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Monster Mash: Washington National Opera exploring merger; Detroit Symphony talks break down

July 30, 2010 |  8:02 am


-- Possible duet: The financially troubled Washington National Opera is considering a merger with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (The Wall Street Journal)

-- Impasse: Contract talks with Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians break down. (Detroit News)

-- Master plan: Denver International Airport reveals designs by architect Santiago Calatrava for its redevelopment program. (Artdaily)

-- Cancellation: Pop artist James Rosenquist has pulled out of his planned September show at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum, but said his decision has nothing to do with the controversy surrounding the museum. (Boston Globe)

-- Ensemble effort: Dee Hoty, Mamie Parris and Diana DeGarmo will play the lead roles in the national tour of "9 to 5," and Jeff Calhoun will direct the production, which kicks off Sept. 21 in Nashville. (Playbill)

-- Coming soon to a theater near you: The Donmar Warehouse will broadcast its upcoming production of "King Lear," starring Derek Jacobi, to cinemas around the world in a partnership with the National Theatre. (BroadwayWorld)

-- On view: A legally contested painting that was seized by the Nazis during World War II goes on display in New York. (CNN)

-- Returning to his roots: Zach Braff talks about his latest role in an off-Broadway play. (New York Times)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Heirs of a Jewish banker demand the return of art from Hungary; the debate over a possible stash of Ansel Adams negatives becomes more complicated.

-- David Ng

Photo: A view of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Credit: Wikimedia Commons