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Monster Mash: Skywriting graffiti artist supports street art

September 20, 2011 |  7:46 am

graffiti artist Saber's work over Los Angeles

Public message: Saber, a graffiti artist in Los Angeles, took to the skies recently in support of street artists and street-art projects. (Los Angeles Times)

New geniuses: The 2011 MacArthur Fellows include architect Jeanne Gang of Chicago, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, jazz musician Dafnis Prieto and choral conductor and composer Francisco Nunez, all of New York. (Culture Monster)

Applause: The nominations for the 2011 Ovation Awards were announced Monday night, with the Reprise Theatre Company receiving 17 nods, the most of any theater company. (Culture Monster)

Splitsville: The Philly Pops has cut ties to the bankrupt Philadelphia Orchestra. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Forgery?: A painting that sold for $11.4 million at a Beijing auction last year has been denounced as a fake. (Art Info)

Casting call: The Duluth Festival Opera is receiving criticism for non-Indian casting of a production of "Pocahontas." (Pioneer Press)

Money woes: Financial problems could spell the end for the Colorado Symphony. (Denver Post)

Nunsense: Kathleen Turner will reprise her recent Broadway role as a hard-bitten nun in "High" as part of a national tour. (Playbill)

Offensive: The mayor of Carrollton, Ga., has deemed a revival production of "The Rocky Horror Show" too risque for a city theater. (WXIA-TV)

Commemoration: A Jewish history museum is scheduled to open in Warsaw on the anniversary of the 1943 uprising against Nazis. (Associated Press, via Washington Post)

Fiscal trouble: Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony have rejected a proposed pay cut. (San Antonio Express-News)

Passing: The principal violist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, Keith Abbott Conant, has died of a heart attack Thursday at 49. (ABC 7 News)

Also in the L.A. Times: Conductor Kurt Sanderling has died at age 98.

-- David Ng

Photo: The L.A. graffiti artist known as Saber skywrites his support of street art and street artists. Credit: Saber