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Monster Mash: NBC's 'Smash'; Big Daddy Roth museum

December 27, 2011 |  7:30 am

TV to stage? Could "Smash," the coming NBC series about making a musical on Broadway, actually spawn a musical for Broadway? (New York magazine)

Permanent collection: Darryl Roth wants to see his collection of his father's hot-rod art in a museum (Los Angeles Times)

Kennedy Center broadcast: CBS will air Tuesday night the recent Kennedy Center Honors that recognized cellist Yo-Yo Ma, jazz musician Sonny Rollins, singer Barbara Cook, pop star Neil Diamond and actress Meryl Streep. (Playbill).

Going, going, gone: Thursday and Friday are the last chances to see "The Addams Family," "Private Lives" and "Bonnie and Clyde" on Broadway. (

Smart shooting: Phone photography accounts for a growing percentage of the photos taken each year. (Wired)

Role unclear: Founder and artistic director Dennis Nahat will have an as-yet unspecified role with Ballet San Jose under its new arrangement with American Ballet Theater. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Lost, found: A Boston music student was reunited with the $170,000 violin she forgot in the overhead compartment of a bus she rode last week. (Boston Globe)

Passings: Sori Yanagi, a pioneer of Japanese industrial design, at 96, and modern architect Andrew Geller, 87.

Also in the L.A. Times: The Salty Shakespeare troupe brings the Bard to the streets of Los Angeles and Woody Allen talks about his love of jazz.

-- Kelly Scott and Sherry Stern

Image: Poster for "Smash." Credit: NBC