Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- Obama names team to look into filling cultural leadership positions.
-- The winner of the 2008 Turner Prize, awarded annually to a British artist under 50, will be announced today. Bookies are backing filmmaker Mark Leckey, the only man on the short-list. UPDATE: Leckey wins the Turner Prize.
-- Broadway producers offer discounts to draw in audiences.
-- New York galleries scale back: "The next party will probably be in my house," one owner says.
-- The reopening of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre has been pushed back to 2011 due to renovation delays.
-- "Shrek the Musical" sets a box office record before its opening Dec. 14.
-- Tough economic times hit Germany as museums battle for corporate dollars.
-- Conductor Daniel Barenboim makes his Metropolitan Opera debut.
-- The Royal Shakepeare Company's "Hamlet," starring David Tennant, is such a hot ticket that the theater is warning of counterfeits.
-- “Peasant With a Donkey, Pontoise,” an 1877 painting by Camille Pissarro, sells for a record $580,000 at auction in Israel.
-- What is Frank Gehry's legacy? His most recent projects suggest Gehry's best work today may be his least "Gehryesque."
-- Italian architect Francesco Stella is selected to rebuild Berlin's royal palace.
-- Donatello's "David," newly restored, is unveiled in Italy.
-- Lisa Fung
Top photo: Jorn Utzon's Sydney Opera House. Credit: Mark Baker / Associated Press
Bottom photo: Brian d'Arcy James stars as Shrek. Credit: Andrew Eccles / Associated Press