Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- What a drag: "La Cage" revue closes at Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
-- Despite poor economy, museum collections continue to grow.
-- More than 160 orchestras in 45 states plan to participate in nationwide food drive for the needy.
-- Finalists named for 2009 Susan Blackburn award for women playwrights.
-- Giant horse, by former Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger, selected as $2.8-million public artwork in England.
-- Dancer and dance photographer Carolyn D'Amboise dies at 81.
-- Model software helps Frank Gehry stay on budget.
-- The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University holds a town hall meeting.
-- Los Angeles gets a new half-price ticketing agency.
-- What art market slump? Damien Hirst opens a second shop in London.
-- Esa-Pekka Salonen and Placido Domingo included in New York's Metropolitan Opera 2009-10 season.
-- Lisa Fung
Photo: Artist's impression of Mark Wallinger's giant statue of a white horse, chosen to be the new "Angel of the South" at Ebbsfleet in Kent, Britain. Credit: EPA