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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

March 11, 2009 |  9:12 am


Squint hard: Could this photograph be the only one of Abraham Lincoln standing in front of the White House?

— And speaking of Lincoln: The National Museum of American History clears up rumors of a "secret" message in the 16th president's watch.

Can he still get by?: A paycut for Sotheby Chief Executive William F. Ruprecht, who earned $10.3 million before the art market tanked.

Jeremy Piven probably won't be in this: Another new David Mamet play, “Race,” to open on Broadway in the fall.

Thriller of a find: Public showing set for Kent Twitchell's "lost" mural of Michael Jackson.   

Obey: Police seek 31 more vandalism charges against  street artist Shepard Fairey.

Before there was Kodak: Was 16th century painter Caravaggio the first master of photographic technique?

Overseas gift: The Annenberg Foundation gives $1.3 million to the Louvre to help attract and educate children.

No explanation: The Merce Cunningham Dance Company is letting go three senior dancers.

Saving money: The Pittsburgh Symphony cuts costs by laying off nine administrators.

Mark your calendar: The final lineup is set for the 2009 Ojai Music Festival in June.

Yeah, sure: Jane Fonda says in her blog that she didn't read the New York Times review of her opening in "33 Variations."

— Lisa Fung

Photo credit: Associated Press / Collection of Keya Morgan,