Monster Mash: Norman Rockwell painting found on ‘Antiques Roadshow’; ‘Once’ headed off-Broadway

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Quite a find: Appraisers on PBS’ ‘Antiques Roadshow’ have found a Norman Rockwell painting worth an estimated $500,000. (The Register-Guard)

Indie hit: The musical based on the 2006 movie ‘Once’ will receive an off-Broadway production at the New York Theater Workshop in November. (New York Times)

Staying on: The president of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has signed a three-year contract extension, despite harsh criticism from musicians. (Detroit Free Press)

Departure: Des McAnuff will step down as artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival after the 2013 season. (Playbill)


New hire: Michael R. Taylor, the curator of modern art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has been named director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Financial woes: The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas has suspended operations due to money problems. (New York Times)

Going under: Washington’s CityDance Ensemble has laid off its dancers and will dissolve. (Washington City Paper)

Defiant: Pianist Lang Lang has hit back at critics who consider his performances to be too flashy. (The Independent)

Cutting back: The National Gallery of Canada is laying off five curators. (CBC)

Arrested: The head of a San Francisco nonprofit group that teaches art to children has been charged with possessing child pornography. (San Francisco Chronicle)

And in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty on the past Broadway season.

-- David Ng