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Monster Mash: New Shroud of Turin theory; 'Rent' protest in Idaho

December 23, 2011 |  7:46 am


Sacred cloth: Italian researchers are reviving the idea that the Shroud of Turin's image of a Christlike figure could have been created only by a powerful flash of light. (MSNBC)

"Sets a bad example": A regional production of the musical "Rent" in Idaho that is set for January is already drawing local criticism. (Broadway World)

Called off: A Swiss art prize has been canceled after an artist claimed she was taken off the shortlist for being "too pro-Palestinian". (BBC News)

Accused: A man in Britain has denied ripping a piece of Banksy artwork from a hotel wall and trying to sell it on EBay. (The Sun)

New way of thinking: The financially troubled Colorado Symphony Orchestra has unveiled a new business model that emphasizes earned income rather than donations. (Denver Post)

Resurrected: New York's Dance Theater of Harlem is being revived after having shut down in 2004. (New York Times)

Precautionary measures: Insurers in Britain are advising owners of valuable metal artworks to radically "rethink" their security measures following the theft of a valuable piece of public art by Barbara Hepworth. (Telegraph)

Innovative thinking: Cities are finding new ways to protect works of public art. (USA Today)

Coming soon: A trailer for the new documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry." (Art Info)

Crowd pleaser: A new stage musical based on the 2010 movie "Made in Dagenham" is aiming for London's West End. (Daily Mail)

Survivor: A 19-year-old ballet dancer who was badly injured during an assault has miraculously recovered. (BBC News)

Meditative: A 10-piece sculpture garden is being created for the planned branch of the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. (Desert Sun)

Also in the L.A. Times: John Chamberlain, the American sculptor who used crushed automobile sheet metal, has died at age 84.

-- David Ng

Photo: The Shroud of Turin. Credit: Agence France Presse