Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- Pasadena City Council rejects plans for public art installations.
-- Shochiku, which has been presenting the Kabuki since 1895, plans a new theater in Tokyo.
-- Rem Koolhaas' OMA selected to design Taipei Performing Arts Center.
-- Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival announces its 2009 lineup.
-- The early scoop on the upcoming "Addams Family" musical.
-- Former L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art chief Jeremy Strick takes helm of Nasher Sculpture Center in Texas.
-- After all the to-do over Jeremy Piven, "Speed-the-Plow" recoups. The run ends Feb. 22.
-- Moscow World Fine Art Fair cancels its sixth annual event, citing lack of sponsors.
-- Smithsonian chooses six teams to compete to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
-- Polish artist Miroslaw Balka picked as 10th person to create an installation for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.
-- Cirque du Soleil is returning to Santa Monica Pier after decade-long absence.
-- Lisa Fung
Image provided by the artists courtesy of the City of Pasadena