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Monster Mash: Josh Groban, Kiri Te Kanawa honored; T.R. Knight does theater in L.A.; job cuts at Art Institute of Chicago*

June 22, 2009 |  9:22 am

Josh Groban

-- Hall of famers: Josh Groban, Kiri Te Kanawa receive honors at the Hollywood Bowl. Photo gallery of others appearing at the Bowl.

-- L.A. first, Broadway later: Despite rumors of a Broadway appearance as his next move, T.R. Knight of "Grey's Anatomy" will star in "Parade" at Mark Taper Forum.

--Move over, Shepard Fairey: A guerrilla artist in North Carolina faces charges over his hitchhiking monster made out of stolen orange traffic barrels.

-- Cost cutting: The Art Institute of Chicago lays off 22 people, or 3% of its staff.

-- Cost cutting, Part 2: Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn., is laying off 4 to 5 people, or 10% of its staff. UPDATE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said Long Wharf would be cutting 40 to 50 people.

-- Help for the president: 21 artists, dealers and curators offer their choices of artwork for the Obama White House.

-- Changing jobs: AmericanTheatreWeb is shutting down; Andy Propst moves to TheaterMania next month.

--  Post-Jeff Koons: Versailles plans its next contemporary art exhibition  -- Xavier Veilhan --on the palace grounds

-- Is she or isn't she -- and do we care? Mariah Carey reportedly plans to make her West End theater debut in a mystery show in London in the spring.

-- No sale: Eli Broad takes his New York apartment off the market.

-- Cursed or coincidence?: A problematic production of the "Scottish play" in Thousand Oaks.

-- Sarod player: India's "National Living Treasure," performer-composer Ali Akbar Khan, dies at 87.

-- Attention must be paid: Benedict Nightingale of the Times of London offers up 15 golden rules of theater etiquette.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Josh Groban at the Hollywood Bowl. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times