Monster Mash: Josh Groban, Kiri Te Kanawa honored; T.R. Knight does theater in L.A.; job cuts at Art Institute of Chicago*
-- L.A. first, Broadway later: Despite rumors of a Broadway appearance as his next move, T.R. Knight of "Grey's Anatomy" will star in "Parade" at Mark Taper Forum.
--Move over, Shepard Fairey: A guerrilla artist in North Carolina faces charges over his hitchhiking monster made out of stolen orange traffic barrels.
-- Cost cutting: The Art Institute of Chicago lays off 22 people, or 3% of its staff.
-- Cost cutting, Part 2: Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn., is laying off 4 to 5 people, or 10% of its staff. UPDATE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said Long Wharf would be cutting 40 to 50 people.
-- Help for the president: 21 artists, dealers and curators offer their choices of artwork for the Obama White House.
-- Post-Jeff Koons: Versailles plans its next contemporary art exhibition -- Xavier Veilhan --on the palace grounds
-- Is she or isn't she -- and do we care? Mariah Carey reportedly plans to make her West End theater debut in a mystery show in London in the spring.
-- No sale: Eli Broad takes his New York apartment off the market.
-- Cursed or coincidence?: A problematic production of the "Scottish play" in Thousand Oaks.
-- Sarod player: India's "National Living Treasure," performer-composer Ali Akbar Khan, dies at 87.
-- Attention must be paid: Benedict Nightingale of the Times of London offers up 15 golden rules of theater etiquette.
-- Lisa Fung
Photo: Josh Groban at the Hollywood Bowl. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times