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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

April 9, 2009 |  9:04 am

Daniel Barenboim -- Controversial concert?: Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks out about performing in Egypt next week.

-- More bad news in Philly: Philadelphia Orchestra sees yet another round of cutbacks.

-- And in Washington: Lagging ticket sales force D.C. Philharmonic to postpone concerts until fall.

-- And in Utah: Utah Symphony and Utah Opera members take pay cuts to keep organizations afloat.

-- New work: Tony-winner John Caird signs on to write and direct a new musical, "Daddy Long Legs," at Ventura's Rubicon Theatre this fall.

-- Prepared for anything: Before he took on Simon Cowell, "American Idol" contestant Adam Lambert took on Moses.

-- Good news for Italy: MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, is nearing completion in Rome.

-- Raise your hand: Who was the "lonely booer"  sending jeers at director Achim Freyer on opening night of "Die Walkure" at the Los Angeles Opera?

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Conductor Daniel Barenboim. Credit: Soeren Stache / EPA