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Monster Mash: Bono on 'Spider-Man' musical; Steve Jobs battling preservationists; record set for opera in a ballpark

June 9, 2009 |  9:08 am

Steve Jobs --Eight-year fight continues: Apple Chief Steve Jobs goes back to court in battle with preservationists over his plans to demolish his historic landmark home.

--Bringing in crowds: A record 27,000 fill AT&T ballpark for San Francisco Opera simulcast.

--Expanding audiences: Why opera in a ballpark is a brilliant idea.

--Countdown begins: U2's Bono and the Edge talk about their new "Spider-Man" musical for Broadway.

--Pioneering artist: Abstract Classicist painter Frederick Hammersley dies at 90.

--New member: Juilliard String Quartet names a new first violinist.

--Twitter gimmick: Orange County playwright tries new work, 140 characters at a time.

--Rare look inside: Pablo Picasso's Château de Vauvenargues to open to the public for four months.

--Honoring the playwright: Stars celebrate the passion and the poetry of Harold Pinter.

--Saving money: Recession forces cancellation of eight major museum shows in Los Angeles.

--Lost and found: FBI in Chicago discovers stolen Italian artifacts in home of deceased collector.

--Plans cut short: Visa problems force Ballet Russe to cancel remainder of its tour.

--Recession discounts: Art prices -- even on Warhol -- are slashed as Art Basel art fair opens. And for those who care: Brad Pitt was there.

--New boss: New York's Lincoln Center names a new chairwoman.

--Traveling east: Lowbrow art, spawned in California, finds a home on the East Coast.

--Designers, welcome: Guggenheim Museum teams with Google SketchUp for "Design It: Shelter Competition."

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press