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Monster Mash: George W. Bush mementos go on display; Chris Rock headed to Broadway

October 22, 2010 |  8:17 am


Dubya: Mementos and documents from the presidency of George W. Bush are going on display this weekend at a new exhibit at Southern Methodist University. (Dallas Morning News)

Potty-mouthed: Chris Rock and Bobby Cannavale have been cast in the upcoming Broadway run of Stephen Adly Guirgis' "... Hat" (the full title of which contains an obscenity), which is scheduled to open April 11. (New York Post)

Star power: "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss will join Keira Knightley in a London revival of Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour," set to open in 2011. (BroadwayWorld)

Playing in the streets: Striking Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians are staging concerts around the city to advance their cause -- and drawing audiences. (Detroit News)

Major purchase: Spain's cultural minister has confirmed the country's acquisition of a recently discovered painting by Bruegel the Elder for the Prado museum. (Art Daily)

Sleep tight: Kate McGroarty, the winner of the "Month at the Museum" contest, begins her monthlong stay at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. (Chicago Tribune)

Strange and new: A new Japanese pop opera featuring a mix of martial arts that is being billed as the world's biggest manga show is set to tour Europe. (Agence France-Presse)

And in the L.A. Times: LAPD officer Daniel Calderon is creating expressionistic paintings of his fellow policemen; Robin Williams is heading to Broadway in "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"; art critic Christopher Knight on the the Barnes Foundation's architectural plans.

-- David Ng

Photo: George W. Bush. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images