Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

-- American painter Andrew Wyeth dies in his sleep. He was 91.

-- The Kimball Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, names a new director.

-- Orlando officials look for ways to raise money, revive plans for new Barton Myers-designed performing arts complex.

-- The drama continues for ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Kodak.


-- New York’s Metropolitan Opera takes ‘drastic action,’ cutting performances and staff pay, to avoid bigger financial woes.

-- Former Huntington Library Director James Thorpe dies at 93.

-- Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his directing debut with a film based on an off-Broadway play he starred in.

-- Berkeley Symphony Orchestra names Joana Carneiro to replace Kent Nagano.

-- Ojai plans to rebuild Libbey Bowl, host of Ojai Music Festival.

-- Czechs apologize for artist’s hoax on European Council building.

-- The premiere of the Old Vic’s ‘Complicit,’ directed by Kevin Spacey, has been delayed, prompting questions of star Richard Dreyfuss’ preparedness.

-- Morgan Library to digitize Gutenberg Bible.

-- Orange County Performing Arts Center makes its first staffing cuts in 20 years.

-- Sir John Mortimer, playwright creator of Rumpole the Bailey, dies.

-- Lisa Fung