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Monster Mash: Safety changes weighed for Downtown Art Walk

August 5, 2011 |  7:30 am


Official review: Following the recent death of a baby in a car accident, a City Council-approved task force will consider safety-related measures for the monthly Downtown Art Walk. (Los Angeles Times)

Harrowing: Four Chilean miners recently visited the Museum of Natural History in Washington to open an exhibit about the rescue that freed them and 29 others from a collapsed copper and gold mine a year ago. (Agence France-Presse)

Progress: London's open-air Globe Theatre is planning on a new building that will feature a roof. (The Guardian)

Well-preserved: A trove of Russian icons and liturgical objects was recently found in Egypt. (The Art Newspaper)

Spacious: Dennis Hopper's Venice compound -- partially designed by Frank Gehry -- is back on the market. (Los Angeles Times)

New season: A new off-Broadway revival of "Rent" opens Aug. 11, just three years after the musical  tearfully closed up shop on Broadway. (Associated Press)

Eyesore?: Residents of Hamburg, Germany, are abuzz about a giant public statue depicting a woman bathing. (Daily Mail)

Anniversary season: More details on the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' plan to sell 10,000 tickets to assorted events for just $10. (Los Angeles Times)

New hire: The Miami Art Museum is bringing on board Tobias Ostrander as its new chief curator and deputy director for curatorial affairs. (Art Info)

Another departure: The troubled New York City Opera is losing its director of music administration. (New York Times)

Unexpected: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has learned that a painting hanging in his temporary home was created by a noted 19th century artist. (Associated Press)

Also in the L.A. Times: A talk with Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, the new principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops.

-- David Ng

Photo: Jimmy and Natasha Vasquez comfort each other at a candle light vigil for their 2-month-old son, Marcello Vasquez, after he was struck by a car and killed during July's Downtown Art Walk. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times