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Monster Mash: Detroit Symphony musicians reject latest offer; 'nurse-in' planned for Hirshhorn Museum

February 10, 2011 |  8:08 am


No end in sight: The striking musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have turned down management’s latest contract offer, which could lead to the cancellation of the rest of the 2010-11 season. (Detroit Free Press)

Protesting: Dozens of breast-feeding women are planning to descend on the Hirshhorn Museum on Saturday for a "nurse-in" after a mother who was breast-feeding her daughter on a bench in the museum was told by a security guard to move to the restroom. (Washington Post)

Out of this world: An astronaut has brought four musical flutes with her to space. (Associated Press)

Controversy: A Chinese Embassy spokesman said that antiquities at the heart of the Penn Museum's "Secrets of the Silk Road" exhibition were never approved for display in Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Still recovering: Conductor Riccardo Muti will miss the final week of his February residency at the Chicago Symphony as he recovers from surgery after falling from a podium. (Chicago Tribune)

Chopping block: Texas lawmakers are considering dissolving the state's art commission. (KVUE News)

Creative innovation: An interview with Jason Brush of Schematic, the company that Google worked with to develop Google Art Project. (PC World)

From the front lines: Britain's National Army Museum is hosting an exhibition of letters and other tokens sent by loved ones to soldiers. (The Guardian)

Iconic figure: An art conserver in Newport Beach has restored an oil painting on a surfboard once owned by the father of modern surfing, Duke Kahanamoku. (Los Angeles Times)

Her life on the D-list: Comedian Kathy Griffin is bringing her act to Broadway with a new solo show, "Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony," which will have a limited run from March 11 to 19 at the Belasco Theatre. (

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed on how Walt Disney Concert Hall can reach its full potential; the Broad Stage in Santa Monica is receiving a $500,000 recital series grant from producer of TV's Classic Arts Showcase.

-- David Ng

Photo: Striking musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Credit: Paul Sancya / Associated Press