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Monster Mash: Lucian Freud's final portrait; 'Diner' headed to Broadway

September 21, 2011 |  7:50 am


Final work: Lucian Freud's final unfinished portrait -- which depicts his assistant David Dawson -- is set to  go on display for the first time at London's National Portrait Gallery in February. (The Independent)

Back to Baltimore: The 1982 Barry Levinson movie "Diner" will become a Broadway musical in 2012. Sheryl Crow is writing the music. (Los Angeles Times)

Discovered: The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam said it has used X-ray technology to find a hidden painting beneath a Goya masterpiece. (The Guardian)

New job: David Hallberg, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater, will be the first American to permanently join the Bolshoi Ballet. (Los Angeles Times)

Shuttered: The Canadian Air and Space Museum in Toronto has been closed to make room for hockey rinks. (CBC)

Stepping down: Bruce Katsiff, the longtime head of the James A. Michener Art Museum in Pennsylvania, is retiring. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Missing artifacts: Two New Jersey teens are accused of stealing more than a dozen American Revolutionary War weapons from Washington Crossing State Park during a power outage. (Beaver County Times)

Last of its kind: A new museum centered on the last Concorde airplane is being planned in Britain. (BBC News)

Also in the L.A. Times: A New York reading of the play "8," about the battle over gay marriage in California.

-- David Ng

Photo: A scene from the 1982 movie "Diner." Credit: MGM