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Monster Mash: Wisconsin governor replaces painting in mansion; 'Million Dollar Quartet' moving

June 8, 2011 |  7:50 am

Walker Controversial decision: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has removed a painting depicting three children of different races that was hanging at his mansion, replacing it with a painting of a bald eagle. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Moving: Broadway's "Million Dollar Quartet" will close June 12 and transfer to an off-Broadway venue. (Playbill)

Complicated: The Barnes Foundation will continue to use its site in Merion, Pa., even though its art will reside in the heart of Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Stubborn: Attempts to remove an unauthorized mural in Encinitas depicting the Virgin Mary on a surfboard are proving to be more difficult than expected. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Tragic: The death of one of William Shakespeare's relatives may have provided the inspiration for the character Ophelia in "Hamlet." (Agence France-Presse)

Canceled: The New York Philharmonic said it would not be presenting its traditional Concerts in the Parks Series this summer. (The Wall Street Journal)

Change of plans: The Historical Museum of Bern, Switzerland, has scratched plans to put on an exhibition about the scientist Albert Einstein in Shanghai. (BBC News)

Back to work: Conductor Seiji Ozawa, who has been recovering from cancer, said he will return to the podium in August. (Agence France-Presse)

And in the L.A. Times: The Getty Research Institute has acquired the Harald Szeemann archive and library.

-- David Ng

Photo: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Credit: Astrid Riecken / MCT