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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

January 20, 2009 | 10:00 am

LouvreThe Louvre, left, looks into establishing an endowment, the first ever for a French museum.

— New musical "Obama on My Mind" to premiere in London.

Billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad throws an inauguration dinner party.

— A noted Indian artist attends an exhibition of his work and discovers most are forgeries.

— L.A. Weekly, which this month fired its theater editor, announces nominees for annual awards for small theater in Los Angeles.

— Survey finds confidence in art market drops 81% since May 2008 and may take three to five years to recover.

Brooklyn Academy of Music to open new theater space.

Czech artist-prankster will return funds he received for artwork on EU headquarters.

— New opera explores the suicide of scientist linked to weapons inspections in Iran.

— Even the Getty, the world's richest arts institution, is cautious in this economy.

— Court rules U.S. pilot is rightful owner of posters seized by the Nazis.

— An Austin, Tex., woman creates artwork from 395 days of junk mail.

— Lisa Fung

Credit: Richard Derk / Los Angeles Times