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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

January 30, 2009 |  8:21 am

Pasadena_public_art_plan-- Pasadena City Council rejects plans for public art installations.

-- Shochiku, which has been presenting the Kabuki since 1895, plans a new theater in Tokyo.

-- Rem Koolhaas' OMA selected to design Taipei Performing Arts Center.

-- Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival announces its 2009 lineup.

-- The early scoop on the upcoming "Addams Family" musical.

-- Former L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art chief Jeremy Strick takes helm of Nasher Sculpture Center in Texas.

-- After all the to-do over Jeremy Piven, "Speed-the-Plow" recoups. The run ends Feb. 22.

-- Moscow World Fine Art Fair cancels its sixth annual event, citing lack of sponsors.

-- Smithsonian chooses six teams to compete to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

-- Polish artist Miroslaw Balka picked as 10th person to create an installation for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.

-- Cirque du Soleil is returning to Santa Monica Pier after decade-long absence.

-- Lisa Fung

Image provided by the artists courtesy of the City of Pasadena