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Monster Mash: Bolshoi Ballet director resigns in erotic-photo scandal; 'Glee' news; locals try to save Honolulu Symphony

March 18, 2011 |  7:58 am


Dirty swan: The director of the Russia's Bolshoi Ballet has resigned amid an erotic-photo scandal. (BBC News)

Saved?: The assets of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra have been purchased by a group of local business and civic leaders who want to revive the financially troubled organization. (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)

Back to "Glee": In the news about next season's "Glee": Kristin Chenoweth's April Rhodes will be back. (People)

New home: The Walker Art Center in Minnesota is acquiring art and set pieces created for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. (Broadway World)

Tribute: At a recent concert near Washington, Japan's NHK Orchestra added "Bach's Air On a G String" to its performance. Conductor Andre Previn said it was a tribute to the people of Japan in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami. (NPR)

Postponed: The Broadway debut of Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig" has been delayed until next season. (Los Angeles Times)

Send them back: Russia's Ministry of Culture has ordered Massachusetts' Museum of Russian Icons to return icons and artifacts on loan. (Boston Globe)

Alternative families: The world-premiere musical adaptation of Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City," scheduled to open in May at the American Conservatory Theatre, is to star Judy Kaye, Betsy Wolfe, Mary Birdsong and Wesley Taylor. (Playbill)

Intriguing: Times film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "The Desert of Forbidden Art," a documentary about a trove of Russian avant-garde art and the man who collected it. (Los Angeles Times)

Discounts: Unable to use Ansel Adams' name to sell a set of Yosemite pictures, Rick Norsigian cuts prices. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: L.A. Opera's James Conlon conducts "Noah's Flood" by Benjamin Britten.

-- David Ng

Photo: Members of the Bolshoi Ballet. Credit: Denis Balibouse / Reuters