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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

March 3, 2009 |  9:08 am

Chris_burden_2--All the glitters: Gagosian Gallery and artist Chris Burden, right, go for the gold -- in court.

--Hooray: Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda ("In the Heights") gets a Dreamworks animation deal.

--Get ready for Carnegie Hall: 90 musicians from 30 countries selected for the first YouTube Symphony.

--Dreaming of N.Y.: "Sleepless in Seattle--The Musical" sets sights on Broadway.

--Last resort: Metropolitan Opera puts up two Chagall murals as collateral on a loan.

--Wow: Broadway revival of "West Side Story" grosses more than $1 million in its first week of previews.

--Back where they started: Pasadena Symphony and Pasadena Pops get a new name.

--Hot ticket: After selling out in 10 minutes, Robin Williams adds performances to his one-man Broadway show "Weapons of Self-Destruction."

--Reunited: David Hare and Stephen Daldry ("The Reader") re-team for Hare's one-man show "Wall."

--Adventurous offerings: San Francisco Symphony's 2009-10 season includes commissioned works by Rufus Wainwright and Victor Kissine.

--U.K. bound: Iris Bahr's "Dai (enough)," seen at L.A.'s Lillian Theatre, to play at London's Shaw Theatre.

--Pritzker winner: Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn dies at 84.

--It's not their fault: Bidder who won disputed Qing Dynasty bronzes acted on his own, China says.

--How can you tell?: Early Leonardo da Vinci sketch is believed to be a self-portrait.

--Into the void: Pompidou Centre in Paris hosts a new exhibition of nothing.

--Lisa Fung

Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

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