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Monster Mash: Italy, Getty Museum in talks over disputed bronze; some Egyptian artifacts recovered

March 28, 2011 |  7:10 am

Bronze Negotiations: An Italian official came to Los Angeles recently to propose a settlement in the long-running dispute with the J. Paul Getty Museum over the statue known as the "Getty Bronze." (Los Angeles Times)

Found: Egypt has recovered five ancient artifacts stolen from the Egyptian Museum during the recent political uprising. (Bloomberg)

Neighbors?: The nonprofit Anne Frank Center USA is planning to move to a building across the street from the controversial "Ground Zero mosque" in New York. (New York Post)

Rescinded: The Smithsonian Institution has withdrawn an offer to buy a pair of endangered murals in L.A. (Los Angeles Times)

Legal action: The Barnes Foundation has filed papers in court to dismiss challenges to its planned move. (Main Line Media News)

Anonymous: Some public art work in L.A. doesn't give credit to artists. (Los Angeles Times)

En pointe: Why do the Alvin Ailey and Paul Taylor companies thrive while other dance troupes fall by the wayside? (San Francisco Chronicle)

Hitting the road?: The Jackson Pollock painting that some lawmakers want the University of Iowa to sell could be the centerpiece of a touring exhibit of American art. (Associated Press, via Chicago Tribune)

Major donation: The Miami Science Museum has received a $35-million pledge from Patricia and Phillip Frost toward the organization's new home. (Miami Herald)

New musical: "Sleeping Beauty Wakes" has been added to the 2011-12 season at the La Jolla Playhouse. (Playbill)

Court action: Singer Bret Michaels is suing CBS and the Tony Awards in connection with his stage accident during the 2009 ceremony. (Los Angeles Times)

Parody: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made fun of the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" at a recent charity event. (Broadway World)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews Daniel Radcliffe in Broadway's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"; a review of Seth MacFarlane at Club Nokia and an arts-and-entertainment district is being discussed for downtown Glendale.

-- David Ng

Photo: The statue known as the "Getty Bronze." Credit: Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images