Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
--Associated Press hopes for money and credit for Shepard Fairey’s iconic Obama poster.
--Balanchine-trained dancer Darci Kistler announces plans to retire from New York City Ballet.
--Claude Monet painting of his wife, Camille, sells at auction for $16.2 million, well below its estimate.
--Critics question whether the economic stimulus bill will create jobs in the arts.
--Rolando Villazon drops out of Metropolitan Opera's simulcast performance of "Lucia di Lammemoor."
--Who deserves a spot alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Judi Densch and Peggy Ashcroft in the Shakespeare Hall of Fame?
--Broadway's "Shrek" having a monster of a problem pulling in the green.
--"British invasion" on Broadway finds critical praise and commercial success.
--During financially tough times, less could be more at the opera.
--Shhhh--new directive urges museum staffers to stop "shushing" children.
Credit: Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press