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Monster Mash: Tim Burton exhibition opens at LACMA; 'Phantom' sequel opens in Australia

May 30, 2011 |  8:10 am

Burton Auteur art: Tim Burton talks about his much-anticipated exhibition that opened Sunday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Los Angeles Times)

Improved?: "Love Never Dies," the sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera," has opened in Australia. The musical opened to tepid reviews in London in 2010. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Austerity measures: The bankrupt Philadelphia Orchestra is planning to reduce the number of its subscription concerts by 15% and cut its artistic budget by an equal amount. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

New job: Violinist Joshua Bell has been named music director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra. (Reuters)

Take out: New York artists are collaborating with Chinese restaurants in a new art project. (NY1)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews "The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; a review of the Royal Danish Ballet at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

-- David Ng

Photo: Tim Burton at his exhibition at LACMA. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times