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Monster Mash: Union threatens protest at Tony Awards; confusion over Spiral Jetty control

June 9, 2011 |  7:50 am


Upset: A stagehands union is threatening to picket the Tony Awards on Sunday over the loss of work related to the red carpet events prior to the ceremony. (Variety)

Confusion: It's unclear who controls the Spiral Jetty on the Great Salt Lake, above, the massive earthwork sculpture by Robert Smithson. (Salt Lake Tribune)

Under consideration: Officials have revealed alternate design candidates for the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington after a design by Frank Gehry was rejected. (Beyond DC)

Political art: Street artists in Libya are creating caricatures of leader Moammar Kadafi. (Guardian)

New haircut: An artist in Milwaukee has shaved his head in the style of Ai Weiwei to show his support for the imprisoned Chinese artist. (Art Info)

Almost there: Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is a frozen show, meaning no more artistic changes will be made prior to opening night. (New York Times)

Helping hand: The person who created an unauthorized work of public art in Encinitas that depicts the Virgin Mary on a surfboard has come forward to assist with its removal. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

In the works: Susan Stroman has signed on to direct a planned stage adaptation of the Tim Burton movie "Big Fish." (Playbill)

High tech: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is teaming up with IBM on technology to monitor indoor climate for works of art. (Bloomberg)

Jail: Crooked art dealer Michael Zabrin has been sentenced to nine years in prison. (Chicago Tribune)

Endangered: The Vancouver Symphony in Washington could fold this month if money isn't raised in time. (Oregonian)

And in the L.A. Times: Bill Cosby talks about personal influences and hosting the annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

-- David Ng

Photo: Spiral Jetty on the Great Salt Lake. Credit: Tom Smart / For The Times