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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

February 26, 2009 |  9:15 am

Rent_logoIt's on, it's off, it's on again: Corona del Mar students will get to do their high school musical -- "Rent" -- after all.

--Economic fallout continues: Atlanta's High Museum and Baltimore's Walters Art Museum join the list of nonprofit institutions forced to cut staff or exhibitions due to the economy.

--Honoring Carl St.Clair: Pacific Symphony announces its 2009-10 season.

--The Yves Saint Laurent auction raises $477 million. China takes action against auction house Christie's over the sale of Qing Dynasty bronzes.

--British playwright honored: Chloe Moss wins the Blackburn Prize for "This Wide Night."

--Better late than never: An arrest is made in the decade-old Laguna Beach art thefts.

--Better than going into storage: Art collection will go on view during the renovation of the United Nations building.

--Mark your calendar: Los Angeles Philharmonic's cellist Ben Hong and violinist Robert Vijay Gupta will perform in Culver City next Friday.

--But where's Debbie Allen? Want a sneak peek of the new faces in the upcoming "Fame" movie?

--To resist is futile: "Star Wars: A Musical Journey" is set to open in London in April, then could make its way to the U.S. But don't expect a "musical."

--This is art?: A British artist seeks 2,400 people to each spend an hour atop a plinth in Trafalgar Square.

--This is news?: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie take the kids (some of them) to theater in New York.

--Lisa Fung

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