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Monster Mash: Navy SEAL museum sees increase in attendance; Kansas axes state funding of arts

June 1, 2011 |  8:00 am


Special ops: The recent killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALs has brought an increase in visitors to the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Florida. (Associated Press, via ABC News)

Controversial move: The governor of Kansas has eliminated state funding for arts programs. (Los Angeles Times)

Discovery: A previously unknown statue of King Tut's grandfather, Amenhotep III, has been revealed at the tomb in which he was buried. (LiveScience)

That's entertainment: Broadway saw an increase in attendance and box-office receipts for the 2010-11 season. (Los Angeles Times)

Pricey: The Metropolitan Museum of Art said that its Alexander McQueen exhibition will be open special hours on Mondays for people willing to pay $50 for admission. (New York Times)

Resurrected: The off-Broadway MCC Theater said that it will revive "Carrie," the musical based on the Stephen King novel, in January. (Associated Press)

Looking ahead: The Louisville Orchestra has filed its plan for getting out of bankruptcy. (Courier-Journal)

No-shows: Singers Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja have abruptly canceled their appearances in the Metropolitan Opera's tour of Japan. (Wall Street Journal)

Defaced: The Detroit sculpture of boxer Joe Louis' fist has been vandalized. (Detroit News)

SoCal art: "Greater LA," a new survey exhibition of recent art from Los Angeles, has opened at a loft in New York's SoHo neighborhood. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: The L.A. City Council has voted to oversee the Autry National Center's $8-million renovation goals; "God of Carnage" has broken box-office records at the Ahmanson Theatre.

-- David Ng

Photo: A statue of a frogman stands outside the entrance to the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Fla. Credit: J. Pat Carter / Associated Press