Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

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-- After arrest in Boston, street artist Shepard Fairey fires back at the Associated Press with a lawsuit of his own.

-- Daughter of senator who killed arts funding in economic stimulus bill is an opera singer.

-- Artist and Long Beach gallery face off over nude paintings.

-- Fire guts part of landmark Beijing tower designed by Rem Koolhaas.


--Will Ferrell gets a lesson in the pitfalls of audience participation.

-- Rose family reacts to Brandeis University plans to sell art and close Rose Art Museum.

-- Abbey Theatre to present world premiere of new Sam Shepard play, ‘Ages of the Moon,’ starring Steven Rea and Sean McGinley.

-- Berlin court orders museum to return Nazi-looted posters to heir of original owner.

-- Reopening of Moscow’s Bolshoi theater pushed back to 2011.

-- Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art names a new director.

-- Theater community remembers Shubert Organization chief Gerald Schoenfeld.

-- ‘Tea and Sympathy’ playwright Robert Anderson dies at 91.

-- Good news on Broadway: Box office shows signs of an uptick.

-- Lisa Fung