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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

February 12, 2009 |  8:55 am


-- Despite mixed reviews, the new musical "Minsky's" will move to Broadway, producers say. It plays at the Ahmanson Theatre through March 1.

-- A new work by Banksy will be auctioned in Britain to raise money to help unemployed teenagers find work.

-- Filmmaker Taylor Hackford tackles small theater, producing, rewriting and directing "Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara," a Sacred Fools hit from last year. It opens next month at the Geffen Playhouse. 

-- Pasadena Museum of California Art names Jenkins Shannon as director, replacing Christopher Mount, who left the job after six months.

-- Cost of repairs to Cincinnati Museum Center, a National Historic Landmark, expected to hit $120 million.

-- Company behind that annoying elevator music, Muzak Holdings, files for bankruptcy protection.

-- China urges return of looted Qing Dynasty statues being offered as part of the Yves Saint Laurent sale.

-- Whoops: Improperly installed rebar means a Norman Foster-designed hotel in Las Vegas will be 28 stories instead of 49.

-- What art will hang in the White House? Here are some clues.

-- "Anna Nicole Smith, The Opera." Yes, really.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Scene from the new musical "Minsky's," currently at the Ahmanson Theatre. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times