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Monster Mash: 'Arcadia' revival to star Billy Crudup, Raul Esparza; injured 'Spider-Man' actor out of ICU

December 30, 2010 |  8:04 am

Crudup Modern classic: A Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre on March 17 and will star Billy Crudup, Raul Esparza and Margaret Colin. (Playbill)

Road to recovery: Actor Christopher Tierney, who fell nearly 30 feet during  a recent preview performance of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on Broadway, has left the intensive care unit and has been transferred to a New York City rehabilitation facility. (Broadway World)

Touchy subjects: The new commissioner of Georgia's Agriculture Department wants to remove a series of public paintings that depict slavery, Native Americans and other subjects. (WXIA Atlanta)

Old bones: Fossils from the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History in Bakersfield are sold at auction, and some are bought back by a group from the museum. (Los Angeles Times)

Missing artwork: Serbian police searching for a war-crimes fugitive have instead found photographs of a Modigliani painting they suspect is in his possession. (Associated Press)

Ruling: A judge in Kentucky has ruled that the financially troubled Louisville Orchestra must continue to honor its collective bargaining agreement with its musicians. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Passing: Jazz pianist and composer Billy Taylor has died at age 89. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: A Taiwan-born musician has had a 30-year working relationship with the L.A. music store Stein on Vine; Kristin Chenoweth talks about her New Year's Eve concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

-- David Ng

Photo: Billy Crudup. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images