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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

January 29, 2009 |  8:43 am

Jehuda_reinharz--Not for sale? Brandeis University President Jehuda Reinharz (pictured) raises the possibility that the $350-million art collection may not be sold after all. The Rose Art Museum, however, will close.

--Fear not, string players: There's no such medical ailment as "cello scrotum."

--Bob Workman, executive director of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, resigns.

--Slump on Broadway? Hardly -- 40 new shows are set to open.

--First evidence of damage to Gaza's culture sites emerges.

--"Which Way, L.A.'s" Warren Olney discusses the recession and the arts with Geffen Playhouse's Gilbert Cates, Pasadena Pops' Rachael Worby and Los Angeles Times reporter Reed Johnson.

--Trumpeter Irving Bush, former Los Angeles Philharmonic manager,  dies at 78.

--The signal of classical music radio station KUSC is not so "robust" at the moment.

--Curbed LA finds a bit of déjà vu in Daniel Libeskind's design for a downtown L.A. tower.

--San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre slashes $1.5 million from its budget and cuts staff; other Bay area groups are also tightening their belts.

--Madame Tussauds plans a wax figure of First Lady Michelle Obama.

--Cash only, please: Sotheby's stops accepting credit cards.

--Lisa Fung

Photo: Brandeis University