Monster Mash: CTG cuts 10% of staff; Obamas plan 'music academy'; Eli Broad on the art market; 'Oleanna' to Broadway?
--Bad news: Center Theatre Group -- Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre -- cuts 10% of its staff.
--Arts for the kids: The Obamas open their house (yes, the White House) to 150 kids for a music session with Wynton Marsalis.
--Moving up: Bill T. Jones' "Fela!" musical about African composer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kut is set to open on Broadway on Nov. 23.
--End is near?: Eli Broad says the decline in the art market has "leveled out."
--Landmark status: Seven sites significant to L.A.'s African American community are placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
--Under cover: Secretive artist Banksy takes over museum in England for his largest exhibition ever.
--High-flying costs?: Is the reported $40 million budget still rising for the Julie Taymor-Bono/Edge musical "Spider-Man: Turn Out the Dark."
--Looking to the future: Arts leaders gather in L.A. for town hall meeting, featuring Americans for the Arts leader.
--Lawsuit in the works?: Poison singer Bret Michaels says Tonys would have cared more about injuries had he been Liza, Elton or Dolly.
--Visiting Scotland: Edvard Munch's "The Scream" to go on view in Glasgow.
--Award time: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen honored for "adventurous programming."
--Controversial work: Caryl Churchill's new play "Seven Jewish Children" is staged in Tel Aviv.
Caption: Julia Stiles and Bill Pullman in "Oleanna" at the Mark Taper Forum. Credit: Barbara Davidson