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Monster Mash: National Cathedral, monuments closed following earthquake

August 24, 2011 |  7:50 am


Shaken: The National Cathedral in Washington as well as the Washington Monument and Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials have been closed after Tuesday's earthquake to assess damage. (Los Angeles Times)

Opera star: Renee Fleming will perform a free concert in Chicago's Millennium Park with the Lyric Opera on the night before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (Associated Press, via Chicago Tribune)

Closing notice: Broadway's "The Addams Family," currently starring Roger Rees and Brooke Shields as Gomez and Morticia, will close Dec. 31. (

Gift: British artist Tracey Emin has given a neon creation to Prime Minister David Cameron. (Telegraph)

Departure: The director on the International Center of Photography is stepping down. (New York Times)

New appointment: Stuart Ashman has been named president and chief executive of the Museum of Latin American Art. (Long Beach Press-Telegram)

New hire: The Jewish Museum has chosen Claudia Gould, director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, as its director. (New York Times)

White stuff: An official report has been released on allegations of rampant cocaine abuse in the Royal Danish Ballet. (Copenhagen Post)

Looking back: A new book assesses Center Theatre Group's 1992-2005 initiative to create more "culturally based" artworks. (Los Angeles Times)

Legal complications: The latest developments in the lawsuit filed by heirs of the painter George Grosz against the Museum of Modern Art. (New York Times)

Ruling: A victim of a 1978 art theft in Massachusetts has won a $3-million civil judgment against the man who possessed the work for more than two decades and tried to sell it. (Boston Globe)

Possible move: The National Park Service is studying how to relocate the old Cyclorama Center in Gettysburg. (Gettysburg Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: An appreciation of songwriter Jerry Leiber, who died Monday at 78.

-- David Ng

Photo: The National Cathedral in Washington. Credit: Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images