Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- American painter Andrew Wyeth dies in his sleep. He was 91.
-- The Kimball Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, names a new director.
-- Orlando officials look for ways to raise money, revive plans for new Barton Myers-designed performing arts complex.
-- The drama continues for "A Christmas Carol" at the Kodak.
-- New York's Metropolitan Opera takes "drastic action," cutting performances and staff pay, to avoid bigger financial woes.
-- Former Huntington Library Director James Thorpe dies at 93.
-- Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his directing debut with a film based on an off-Broadway play he starred in.
-- Berkeley Symphony Orchestra names Joana Carneiro to replace Kent Nagano.
-- Ojai plans to rebuild Libbey Bowl, host of Ojai Music Festival.
-- Czechs apologize for artist's hoax on European Council building.
-- The premiere of the Old Vic's "Complicit," directed by Kevin Spacey, has been delayed, prompting questions of star Richard Dreyfuss' preparedness.
-- Morgan Library to digitize Gutenberg Bible.
-- Orange County Performing Arts Center makes its first staffing cuts in 20 years.
-- Sir John Mortimer, playwright creator of Rumpole the Bailey, dies.
-- Lisa Fung
Credit: Andrew Wyeth's "Crown of Flowers 1974," AP Photo/Adelson