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Monster Mash: Banksy iPhone app; Crystal Bridges Museum for free

July 29, 2011 |  7:45 am


Exit through the Apple store: A new iPhone application shows users where they can find street art created by Banksy. (Gizmodo)

Save money. Live better: The Crystal Bridges Museum of Art will offer free admission to all thanks to a $20-million grant from Wal-Mart. (Arkansas Business)

New role: Placido Domingo has been appointed chairman of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, an organization that fights music piracy. (NPR)

Keeping busy: Actor James Franco is to be a guest lecturer at New York's Museum of Modern Art PS1. (E! Online)

Homage: A musician has arranged Amy Winehouse's hit single "Rehab" for orchestra, in memory of the late singer. (CBS News)

Money trouble: The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Mississippi is facing serious financial challenges. (New York Times)

New music: U2's Bono and The Edge join "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" star Reeve Carney for a music video of "Rise Above 1." (Los Angeles Times)

Gift: The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is donating 40 trees to the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa. (USA Today)

Then and now: "Twilight: Los Angeles 1992" actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith compares L.A. today with the L.A. after the 1992 riots. (Los Angeles Times)

History buffs: Two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of stealing dozens of historical papers from museums in Maryland and New York. (CNN)

Gone: Gold pieces worth an estimated $400,000 have been stolen from the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in New Jersey. (Newark Star-Ledger)

And in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight previews Charles Ray's "Boy with a Frog" at the Getty Center.

-- David Ng

Photo: The artist known as Banksy in the movie "Exit Through the Gift Shop." Credit: Paranoid Pictures