Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- Painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River gets a makeover.
-- Jenkins Shannon is named new director of Pasadena Museum of California Art.
-- Playwright Rajiv Joseph, whose play "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" will be seen at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, and David Adjmi are awarded 2009 Kesselring Fellowships.
-- Royal Opera House goes dark, but the show must go on -- in a bar.
-- Touring production of "Dreamgirls," set for Ahmanson Theatre, will include the song "Listen" from the film.
-- Economic uncertainties force Laguna Playhouse to drop expansion plans.
-- Beijing to loan 29 Qing Dynasty relics to Taiwan in first cultural exchange in decades.
-- Set your TiVo: American Masters presents “Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About” Wednesday on PBS.
-- Performing arts companies slash ticket prices to fill seats.
-- Reopening of Iraq's National Museum remains uncertain.
-- Lisa Fung
Top photo: Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lower photo: Workers restore a replica of the original decorative frame that once held the famous 22-by-12-foot painting. Credit: Frank Franklin II / AP