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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

January 14, 2009 |  8:25 am

Entropa -- A  Czech artist's new installation at the European Council building in Brussels angers EU members with its lampoons of national stereotypes. How did the hoax happen?

-- A Los Angeles City Council committee votes to designate Griffith Park a historic-cultural monument.

-- Terry Allen's public sculpture "Trees" takes part in the inauguration of Barack Obama.

-- Playwright David Hare accuses the BBC of lacking imagination, saying the corporation should devote more resources to dramas.

-- Geoffrey Rush makes his Broadway debut with Susan Sarandon in "Exit the King."

-- Cal State Dominguez Hills temporarily halts construction of its $51-million Carrier Johnson-designed library expansion.

-- Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group working on video games revolving around the songs of the composer of "Cats" and "Phantom of the Opera."

-- Claude Monet's 1876 "Dans la Prairie"  goes up for auction in London next month.

-- Sotheby's cuts U.S. staff amid declining art market.

-- Off-Broadway theaters offer $20 tickets to help spur box office during tough economic times.

-- Lisa Fung

Caption: Czech sculptor David Cerny said his sculpture, which mocks the 27 EU nations, was created by a small group of Czechs, not by 27 European artists. Credit: Olivier Hoslet / EPA