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Monster Mash: Revok arrested in L.A.; Hong Kong protesters rally for Ai Weiwei

April 25, 2011 |  7:50 am


Busted: "Revok," one of Los Angeles' best-known taggers, was arrested recently as he prepared to board a plane to Ireland at Los Angeles International Airport. (Los Angeles Times)

Angered: More than a thousand protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets Saturday to demand the release of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. (Reuters)

Passion project: Actor Michael Sheen gave a 72-hour live performance as Christ in the Passion play over the Easter weekend in a town in Wales. (Daily Mail)

Made in the USA: Some lawmakers want all of the Smithsonian's gift shops to sell only U.S.-made products. (Los Angeles Times)

Ripped from the headlines: NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is rumored to be using "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" as the basis for a future episode. (TV Line)

Cultural diplomacy: Two pieces of a torn 660-year-old Chinese painting held by Taiwan and mainland China will be reunited for the first time in centuries at an exhibit at Taiwan's national museum. (Associated Press)

High-tech: The Metropolitan Opera debuted its new staging of "Die Walk├╝re" over the weekend, the second installment in its new production of Wagner's "Ring" cycle. (New York Times)

Passing: Composer Peter Lieberson has died at age 64. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews Lisztomania, courtesy of Jacaranda, in Santa Monica, and "60 Minutes" profiles billionaire Eli Broad.

-- David Ng

Photo: The graffiti artist known as Revok, in 2009. Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP/Getty Images