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Monster Mash: Is Rembrandt real? Maya Angelou on MLK memorial

September 1, 2011 |  7:45 am


The plot thickens: Investigators in L.A. are refusing to return a purported Rembrandt drawing that was stolen and recovered last month, citing questions about its authenticity and ownership. (Los Angeles Times)

Outspoken: Maya Angelou has criticized a paraphrased quotation from Martin Luther King Jr. inscribed in his new memorial in Washington. (Washington Post)

Return on investment: An artwork consisting of a stack of Australian currency has sold at auction for more than the money itself is worth. (The Australian)

Back to work: Vermont's Weston Playhouse Theatre plans to resume performances Friday after sustaining heavy damage from flooding in the wake of Hurricane Irene. (The Manchester Journal)

Vanished: A number of valuable paintings are still missing in Oslo after the July terrorist attack in the Norwegian capital city. (The Art Newspaper)

Ugly: A tourist website has named Chicago's giant statue of Marilyn Monroe the city's worst work of public art. (Reuters)

In the red: The Pittsburgh Symphony concluded its latest season with a deficit of $1.3 million. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Valuable: A planned sale of four paintings by the late American abstract expressionist Clyfford Still is causing a dispute among auction houses. (Denver Post)

Leading lady: Kelli O'Hara will join Matthew Broderick in the Broadway musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It," opening April. (Playbill)

Infestation: Museums around the world are facing a growing problem of clothes moths. (BBC News)

Dedication: George Lee Andrews will appear in his final "Phantom of the Opera," after more than 9,300 performances of the musical. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews Phillip Glass and "Powaqqatsi" at the Hollywood Bowl.

-- David Ng

Photo: The purported drawing by Rembrandt. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times