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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

April 1, 2009 |  8:57 am

Disney Concessions: South Coast Repertory scales back its ambitions for the 2009-10 season.

Legacy: A new museum dedicated to the life of Walt Disney is in the works in San Francisco.

Lobbying: Wynton Marsalis, Josh Groban and Linda Ronstadt were among a group of musicians speaking on Capitol Hill yesterday in favor of increasing funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dust-up: Does the Smithsonian have a new asbestos lawsuit on its hands?

Expanding: The Tate Modern in London has won approval for a brand-new wing to be designed by the architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.

Diva: Rufus Wainwright's new opera "Prima Donna" will have its North American premiere in Toronto in 2010.

Top prize: EM Lewis' "Song of Extinction" was the big winner at the L.A. Weekly Theater Awards.

Popcorn entertainment: Ballet, following in the footsteps of opera, is set to hit a multiplex near you.

-- David Ng

Photo: Walt Disney, with wife Lillian and one of his creations, Mickey Mouse, in 1935. Credit: Associated Press