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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

February 23, 2009 |  9:30 am


-- Worth the wait: Yves Saint Laurent collection draws a crowd before $380-million sale in Paris. Here are photos of what they're lining up to see.

-- All bets are off: Financially troubled Las Vegas Art Museum plans to close on Saturday.

-- They're still mad: Vietnam veterans protest Jane Fonda outside Broadway theater where the actress is starring in "33 Variations."

-- Stage set for a battle: Founder of Los Angeles Shakespeare Company files $11.9-million claim against Los Angeles County.

r -- Reason to dance: Remember the Pet Shop Boys? They're planning an electronic-infused ballet.

-- Not just Old Masters: The Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens gets a Sam Francis painting.

-- A short life: New musical, "The Story of My Life," closes on Broadway after only five regular performances.

-- History lesson: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveils new murals by Kerry James Marshall.

-- Reign o'er Me: A stage musical based on The Who's "Quadrophenia" begins a tour of Britain in May.

-- But what about adults seated near them?: A theater critic offers tips on making theater enjoyable for children.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Paintings by Fernand Leger, left, and center, and by Giorgio de Chirico are among the more than 700 works from Yves Saint Laurent's collection. Credit: Remy de la Mauviniere / Associated Press