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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

January 9, 2009 |  8:37 am

Paul_bear_bryant_2--For sports fans who thought they didn't like theater: Alabama Shakespeare Festival premieres a play about Alabama's legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.

--A survey of art museums across the U.S. finds that most institutions have lost at least 20% of the value of their endowments, and directors are retrenching amid the worsening economic crisis.

--Controversy arises over an actress in blackface at a  Wooster Group production at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

--Curbed LA reveals renderings of Daniel Libeskind's "top secret" tower planned for downtown L.A.

--Archaeologists find mummy of what may be an Egyptian queen.

--Recession hits Miami City Ballet, which performed in L.A. last October.

--The new chief executive of Pasadena orchestras lays out his plans for a turnaround.

--Vienna"s Albertina museum faces financial "catastrophe."

--Producers of Broadway's “In the Heights” recoup their $10-million investment.

--What was it like to work with Harold Pinter? Five actors share their memories.

--Lisa Fung

Caption: Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant gets a ride on the shoulders of his team after Alabama beats Nebraska in the 1966 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.  Credit: Associated Press