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Monster Mash: Joffrey Ballet in stalemate with union; Placido Domingo protests New York City Opera move

July 8, 2011 |  7:55 am


Stalemate: The Joffrey Ballet is still at odds with the dancers union, in a dispute that has led to the partial cancellation of the upcoming season. (Chicago Tribune)

Voicing displeasure: Placido Domingo is among the many opera professionals to sign a letter criticizing the move of the New York City Opera away from Lincoln Center. (New York Times)

Iconoclast: The Milwaukee Art Museum held a panel discussion on Thursday about artist Ai Weiwei, who was recently released from detention in China. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Global smash: A Chinese-language version of the hit musical "Mamma Mia!" has opened in Shanghai. (Playbill)

Infiltrated: The Tech Museum in San Jose said its systems have been hacked. (Associated Press, via San Francisco Chronicle)

Legislative initiative: A group of lawmakers is pushing for a National Mall museum dedicated to immigration. (CNN)

Change of venue: Singer Bret Michaels' lawsuit against the Tony Awards, in which he claims to have been injured during the 2009 ceremony, is moving to New York from Los Angeles. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Missing: Robbers have stolen a stuffed rhinoceros head from the Brussels Natural History Museum. (Agence France-Presse)

Adults only: A nude painting of actor Sean Connery made in 1951 is to go on public display for the first time. (BBC News)

And in the L.A. Times: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has added Bruce Nauman's "For Beginners" to its permanent collection, with the help of billionaire Francois Pinault.

-- David Ng

Photo: Members of the Joffrey Ballet. Credit: Herbert Migdoll / Joffrey Ballet