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Monster Mash: Detroit Symphony loses concertmaster; LACMA stuck in diplomatic bind

May 26, 2011 |  7:50 am


Resignation: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which is struggling to rebuild after a devastating labor strike, is losing its longtime concertmaster, Emmanuelle Boisvert, to the Dallas Symphony. (Detroit News)

Long-distance feud: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is caught in the middle of a legal and diplomatic dispute that has prompted Russian authorities to ban art loans to U.S. museums. (Los Angeles Times)

New hire: Stage director Francesca Zambello has been named artistic advisor to the Washington National Opera. (Washington Post)

Making a statement: An international art fair in Hong Kong is displaying a provocative sculpture by jailed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. (Voice of America)

Adaptation: Before he died, Arthur Laurents gave his blessing to a plan for a new film version of "Gypsy," starring Barbra Streisand. (New York Times)

New responsibilities: Conductor Patrick Summers has been named joint artistic and music director of the Houston Grand Opera. (Culture Map)

Recognition: The creators of the temporary Museum of Censored Art in Washington -- which showed the David Wojnarowicz movie censored by the Smithsonian -- are receiving an intellectual-freedom award. (Washington Post)

Prepare ye: The first Broadway revival of the musical "Godspell" is set to open in November. (New York Times)

Sold: Colombian artist Fernando Botero's painting "A Family" has gone for nearly $1.4 million at auction. (Associated Press)

Tony nominee: The Broadway production of "Jerusalem," starring Mark Rylance, has extended its run through August. (Playbill)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews a concert of John Adams conducting new music; a review of the Royal Danish Ballet at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

-- David Ng

Photo: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Credit: Elizabeth Conley / Associated Press