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Monster Mash: Christie's president heading to Qatar; Sydney Opera House singled out for jihad

July 21, 2011 |  7:50 am

Sydney New job: Christie's president, Edward Dolman, is stepping down to become the managing director of the Qatar Museums Authority. (The Art Newspaper)

Iconic venue: An online jihad magazine linked to Al Qaeda has singled out the Sydney Opera House as a suitable target for a homegrown terrorist attack, worrying security experts. (Herald Sun)

Making the connection: A stolen painting believed to be a Modigliani has helped secure the arrest of a Serbian war criminal. (Reuters)

Coming soon: The British Museum will mount an exhibition in 2012 devoted to the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. (BBC News)

Up close: Kristin Scott Thomas talks about her stage role in "Betrayal" and her movie "Sarah's Key." (Los Angeles Times)

Progress: Construction on the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is moving along. (State News)

Honored: The shortlist for the 2011 Stirling prize includes works by architects Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield. (The Guardian)

Part of history: A fire truck damaged during the Sept. 11 attacks in New York is being included in the Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. (NY1)

Donation: J.P. Morgan Chase is giving $1.4 million to the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. (Dallas Observer)

Satirical: Actress Jennifer Barnhart will play the title role in "The Legend of Julie Taymor, or The Musical That Killed Everybody!" that will run in August at FringeNYC. (Broadway World)

"Rain" go away: The Drama Desk-winning "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway" is closing July 31 after a 10-month run on Broadway, well ahead of the previously announced closing date of Sept. 4. (

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews Gustavo Dudamel conducting works by Mozart at the Hollywood Bowl.

-- David Ng

Photo: An image from a jihad website showing the Sydney Opera House. Credit: AFP PHOTO / Al-Malahem Media Foundation

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway