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Monster Mash: New York City Opera faces financial dilemma again; rescue mission for Afghan antiquities

April 8, 2011 |  7:45 am


Here we go again: New York City Opera finds itself in financial trouble again, suspending plans for next season as it re-evaluates its financial situation. (Wall Street Journal)

Priceless: A rescue operation is underway to save as much art as possible from ancient Buddhist monasteries in an Afghanistan town, before a mining company takes over. (The Art Newspaper)

Sacked: The United Arab Emirates has fired the director of the Sharjah Biennial for including offensive artwork. (New York Times)

Schizophrenic history: Court documents reveal details about the woman who allegedly attacked a painting by Paul Gauguin at the National Gallery of Art last week. (Washington Post)

Omission: The Huntington Library was inadvertently omitted from the Art Newspaper's ranking of the top 100 museums worldwide for 2010 attendance. (Los Angeles Times)

Pop sensation: Janet Jackson will perform at the Louvre Museum in Paris in June as part of a fundraiser for restoration. (KABC)

For sale: A Brentwood home designed by architect Frank Gehry and owned by Broadway producer Jon Platt is on the market for $13 million. (NBC Chicago)

Counter-programming: Ovation, the arts and culture cable channel, has acquired the exclusive off-network rights to the reality competition series "So You Think You Can Dance." (Hollywood Reporter)

Recovering: Artist Charles McGee wasn't able to attend the debut of his new public sculpture in Detroit due to a recent stroke. (Detroit Free Press)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews Steve Reich's "WTC 9/11," performed by the Kronos Quartet; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "The Escort" by Jane Anderson at the Geffen Playhouse.

-- David Ng

Photo: The David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera. Credit: Wikimedia Commons