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January 6, 2009 |  8:35 am

Chris_burdens_urban_lights_at_lacma-- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art wants your best shot of Chris Burden's "Urban Lights."

-- Thinking about going to theater in NoHo? Start collecting quarters if you're planning to drive there.

-- Economic concerns stall ambitious plans for an arts building boom in Cincinnati.

-- Broadway grosses were nearly $1 billion in 2008, while attendance was 12.32 million, just above the 12.29 million logged in 2007.

-- A Los Angeles muralist campaigns to save his "Resurrection."

-- "Memphis," the rock 'n' roll musical that had its start at the La Jolla Playhouse, moves on to Seattle. Next stop -- Broadway?

-- A bronze version of Edward Degas' sculpture "Little Dancer" will go up for auction in February at Sotheby's in London.

-- L.A. director and playwright Nancy Keystone to bring "Apollo," her epic about space flight, to Portland for its first complete staging.

-- Here's a casting call for only the most secure of those who are insecure about body image.

-- The cover of the Fleet Foxes' self-titled album, which features Pieter Bruegel the Elder's 1559 painting "Netherlandish Proverbs," wins the Vinyl Art prize.

-- The Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon where William Shakespeare was buried may have to close because of safety fears.

--  The Westport County Playhouse names new leaders.

-- Lisa Fung

Caption: Chris Burden's "Urban Lights" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Credit: Stefano Paltera / For The Times.