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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

October 30, 2008 | 10:22 am

Frank_4--Frank Gehry (left) and Moshe Safdie are among the seven finalists in the competition for the National Eisenhower Memorial in Washington.

--Israel's Supreme Court has cleared the way for construction of a Frank Gehry-designed museum in Jerusalem on a site that was once a Muslim cemetery.

--"The Devil and George Bush," an opera composed expressly for the Internet and intended for download to an MP3 player or cellphone, makes its debut.

--The art world braces for tough times as the wobbly economy and market woes are taking a particular toll on museums.

-- Having cleaned up recently by bypassing dealers entirely, artist Damien Hirst will go back to showing his work at a Paris gallery belonging to a dealer who claims to be the only person who failed to make money showing Hirst's work.

--The Minneapolis Institute of Art has returned a 1911 Fernand Leger painting that it has determined was stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

--"The Addams Family," a new musical based on the characters of Charles Addams cartoons, will have its world premiere in Chicago next fall, with hopes of a move to Broadway.

--Cambodia's first rock opera, "Where Elephants Weep," will have its premiere in Phnom Penh next month.

--Gerald Arpino, co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet, dies of cancer. He was 85.

--New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert discusses his plans for the 156-year-old orchestra.

--A London gallery has been attacked by vandals for showing inflammatory images of veiled Muslims, including a bare-breasted woman partially clad in a burka.

--Lisa Fung and Mike Boehm

Photo credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times