Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- The Prado Museum in Madrid says Francisco de Goya's "Colossus," right, was really painted by an assistant.
-- The San Francisco Opera announces a scaled-back package of nine opera productions for its 2009-10 season.
-- Financial crisis leads Brandeis University officials to consider closing their Rose Art Museum and selling off their contemporary American art collection.
-- New secretary of the Smithsonian Institution kicks off his tenure by implementing a hiring freeze and budget cuts.
-- Nederlander acquires rights to produce a musical based on Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
-- Heirs of a Jewish banker seek return of a portrait by Oskar Kokoschka hanging in a museum in Ghent, Belgium, that they say the Nazis forced their grandfather to sell.
-- Zaha Hadid Architects reveals images of its tower in Bucharest, Romania.
-- Remember Robert Indiana's "Love" sculpture? Now the artist has created "Hope."
-- David Tennant and Derek Jacobi split honors for best Shakespearean performance in the 20th annual U.K. Critics Circle Theatre Awards.
-- Classical music concertgoing isn't as expensive as you thought.
-- Lisa Fung
Photo: Prado Museum