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Monster Mash: Lincoln Center's bedbug problem worsens, court rules in favor of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts

October 15, 2010 |  8:34 am


Creepy crawly: Bedbugs at Lincoln Center have also been found at the Metropolitan Opera, in addition to the David H. Koch Theater. (My Fox New York)

Case closed: A court in Boston has ruled that the Museum of Fine Arts owns a 1913 painting by Oskar Kokoschka, saying that the statute of limitations had run out on an Austrian woman's claim that it was sold by ancestors under Nazi duress. (Boston Globe)

Prime real estate: The Whitney Museum of American Art has sold some of its property on New York's Upper East Side as it plans to shift focus to the city's meatpacking district. (New York Times)

Shut down: A Tate Modern art installation by Ai Weiwei featuring millions of porcelain sunflower seeds as been closed due to health concerns over a dust cloud. (Art Daily)

New leadership: Actors’ Equity Assn. said Thursday that Mary McColl would become its new executive director starting January 2011. (Variety)

Star turn: Linda Lavin is joining the cast of a revival production of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (Playbill)

Ruling: An oboist who played with Welsh National Opera for 34 years has lost his claim of wrongful dismissal. (BBC News)

And in the L.A. Times: South African playwright Athol Fugard will present the U.S. premiere of "The Train Driver" at the Fountain Theater in L.A.; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "FDR" at the Pasadena Playhouse; music critic Mark Swed reviews Andras Schiff at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

-- David Ng

Photo: The Metropolitan Opera, center, at Lincoln Center. Credit: Matt Moyer / Associated Press