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Monster Mash: Union files grievance for Julie Taymor against 'Spider-Man'; Libbey Bowl architect dies

June 10, 2011 |  8:00 am


Grievance: A union representing stage directors and choreographers has filed a claim against Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," citing unpaid royalties to ousted director Julie Taymor. (Playbill)

Passing: David Bury, the architect of the new Libbey Bowl in Ojai, has died at age 59 just as the annual Ojai Music Festival is getting started. (Ventura County Star)

Real or fake?: A court in Mexico has ruled that a disputed Frida Kahlo archive may be authentic. (Los Angeles Times)

Buy American: The National Museum of American History now features a gift ship that sells only items that are made in the U.S. (USA Today)

Moving forward: The Jerusalem municipal planning committee has approved revised plans to build the Museum of Tolerance. (Haaretz)

Stalled: The long-planned Children's Museum of Los Angeles continues to suffer delays. (Los Angeles Times)

Changing hands: The city of Oakland relinquished control of the Oakland Museum of California. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Executive pay: Allison B. Vulgamore is being paid $597,000 a year to lead the Philadelphia Orchestra, which filed for Chapter 11 in April. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Dire straits: The League of American Orchestras is meeting in Minneapolis to discuss the severe financial challenges facing music groups. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Coming soon: A new art museum called the Kunsthalle Detroit is opening in a rough part of the city. (Associated Press)

Downward trend: New York City public schools are seeing a decline in the number of certified arts teachers. (New York Times)

Departure: Deborah Jowitt, the longtime dance critic for The Village Voice, has quit the alternative weekly paper due to clashes with her editor. (Dance USA)

Also in the L.A. Times: Street artist Banksy is providing for free Monday admission for all visitors to the exhibition "Art in the Streets" at the Museum of Contemporary Art; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Superior Donuts" at the Geffen Playhouse.

-- David Ng

Photo: The new Libbey Bowl in Ojai. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times