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Monster Mash: Grand Avenue project faces more delays; Cleveland Museum of Art names new director

August 27, 2010 |  7:57 am

Grand Money trouble: The much-delayed Grand Avenue project in downtown Los Angeles faces another setback. (Los Angeles Times)

New appointment: The Cleveland Museum of Art names David Franklin as its new director. (The Plain Dealer)

Languishing: Two L.A.-area homes by Frank Lloyd Wright are having trouble finding buyers. (Los Angeles Times)

Slowly but surely: Conductor Seiji Ozawa, who has been recovering from cancer treatment, plans to make a gradual comeback. (Reuters)

Protest: Two Israeli actors are refusing to travel with the country's national theater company to perform in a new cultural center in the West Bank. (New York Times)

Major endeavor: Opera Australia is planning its first "Ring" cycle production for 2013 in partnership with the Houston Grand Opera. (The Age)

Unchained melody: A new musical based on the 1990 movie "Ghost" is set to open in the U.K. in 2011. (Variety)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight further scrutinizes early designs for Eli Broad's planned museum in downtown Los Angeles.

-- David Ng

Photo: A model of the Grand Avenue project designed by Frank Gehry. Credit: Gehry Partners