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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

January 16, 2009 |  9:19 am

Helga_2 -- American painter Andrew Wyeth dies in his sleep. He was 91.

-- The Kimball Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, names a new director.

-- Orlando officials look for ways to raise money, revive plans for new Barton Myers-designed performing arts complex.

-- The drama continues for "A Christmas Carol" at the Kodak.

-- New York's Metropolitan Opera takes "drastic action," cutting performances and staff pay, to avoid bigger financial woes.

-- Former Huntington Library Director James Thorpe dies at 93.

-- Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his directing debut with a film based on an off-Broadway play he starred in.

-- Berkeley Symphony Orchestra names Joana Carneiro to replace Kent Nagano.

-- Ojai plans to rebuild Libbey Bowl, host of Ojai Music Festival.

-- Czechs apologize for artist's hoax on European Council building.

-- The premiere of the Old Vic's "Complicit," directed by Kevin Spacey, has been delayed, prompting questions of star Richard Dreyfuss' preparedness.

-- Morgan Library to digitize Gutenberg Bible.

-- Orange County Performing Arts Center makes its first staffing cuts in 20 years.

-- Sir John Mortimer, playwright creator of Rumpole the Bailey, dies.

-- Lisa Fung

Credit: Andrew Wyeth's "Crown of Flowers 1974," AP Photo/Adelson