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Monster Mash: Eva Longoria Parker in Washington; Rose Art Museum drama; Damien Hirst paintings

October 14, 2009 |  8:36 am


-- Star power: Eva Longoria Parker was in Washington on Tuesday to drum up support for the planned National Museum for the American Latino. (Miami Herald)

-- Legal wrangling: Brandeis University said it would delay the sale of key artwork from the Rose Art Museum. (Boston Globe)

-- Stunt-meister: Damien Hirst opens his newest gallery show -- a series of paintings showing at London's Wallace Collection. (Bloomberg)

-- Box-office boon: Nearly all shows on Broadway posted gains last week at the box office. (Variety)

-- Angry: Theater professionals in New York protest the casting of a hearing actor in the role of a deaf character in an adaptation of Carson McCullers' "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter." (The New York Times)

-- New leadership: Two successors have been named to take over the dance company that was led by the late Pina Bausch, who died in June. (Agence France Presse)

-- Possible truce: Tension between the city of Escondido and its performing arts center has eased somewhat after a financial quarrel. (North County Times)

-- Out of step: The Oregon Ballet Theatre's chief executive officer steps down after disagreements with the company's board. (The Oregonian)

-- Hitting the road: Peter Gallagher will take his one-man musical, "Peter Gallagher, Don't Give Up on Me," on a national tour after a Chicago engagement this fall. (Playbill)

-- Curtain time: Soprano Angela Gheorghiu confirms that she is in the process of divorcing her husband,  tenor Roberto Alagna. (Associated Press)

-- And from the L.A. Times: The U.S. arm of Venezuela's El Sistema launches its first fellows program at the New England Conservatory. (Los Angeles Times)

-- David Ng

Photo: Eva Longoria Parker addresses reporters near the White House. Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press