Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
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