Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- New job: Actor Kal Penn's White House gig has an arts angle.
-- New design: Design for Coachella sculpture, by Ball-Nogues Studio and students from Sci-Arc, is unveiled.
-- New work: "Twilight: Los Angeles 1992" writer-performer Anna Deavere Smith to premiere "Let Me Down Easy" at off-Broadway Second Stage.
-- Move over, Bean sculpture: Zaha Hadid, Ben van Berkel to design Burnham Plan centennial pavilions in Chicago's Millennium Park.
-- Price goes down, box office goes up: Disney Theatricals scores big with its $15 Broadway tickets.
-- Going home: Getty to return Roman fresco fragment to Italy.
-- Budget woes affect kids: Juilliard School scales back music program for poor minority schoolchildren.
-- Deal is made: Hearst Castle to return paintings seized during the Holocaust.
-- Vocal problems: Tenor Rolando Villazon cancels remaining performances at the Metropolitan Opera due to acute laryngitis.
-- Stepping down: Marilyn Bergman retires as head of music rights group ASCAP.
-- Lisa Fung
Photo: Kal Penn. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press