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Monster Mash: 9/11 Museum to add Bin Laden death; New York City Ballet ends contract dispute

May 4, 2011 |  7:50 am


Developing story: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum said it will incorporate changes to address the death of Osama bin Laden. (NBC New York)

Agreement: The New York City Ballet and its dancers have resolved their contract dispute. (Los Angeles Times)

Hard times: New York's American Folk Art Museum is losing its executive director just as the organization has missed an interest payment on $31.9 million in bonds. (Bloomberg)

Paying tribute: British sculptor Anish Kapoor has dedicated his new monumental art installation in Paris to the imprisoned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. (Agence France-Presse)

Really? A recent survey suggests that arts graduates are finding jobs and personal satisfaction. (USA Today)

On hold: San Diego has suspended about $630,000 in public arts funding as the city wrestles with budgetary problems. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Online project: The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and are recruiting the public to help build an online database of information on victims of the Holocaust. (Associated Press)

Sold: A Sotheby's auction in New York has brought in $170 million -- near the low end of estimates -- for 44 works of art by masters including Picasso. (New York Times)

Windfall: Roy Roberts, a former executive at General Motors, has given a seven-figure donation to the Detroit Institute of Arts. (Detroit News)

Missing: A violin worth an estimated $23,000 was stolen from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. (San Francisco Examiner)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty weighs in on the Tony Award nominations; a look at "Re-Animator, the Musical," at the Steve Allen Theater.

-- David Ng

Photo: A view of ground zero in downtown New York. Credit: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press