Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

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--More ‘Ring’ woes: Aside from audience disdain (see comments), Los Angeles Opera’s multimillion-dollar ‘Das Rheingold’ faces technical problems.

--Bailout for the Bard: Facing a $2.6-million deficit, Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival appeals to the government for help.

--Helping schoolchildren: Michael Eisner’s family foundation donates $1.25 million to CalArts.

--Music history: Heirs donate Leonard Bernstein’s Connecticut studio to Indiana University.


--Showing regret: Chinese art dealer weeps after refusing to pay for Yves Saint Laurent bronzes.

--It’s a small world afterall: Lincoln Center Festival features international theater and dance companies.

--Genius grantor: Georgetown’s Robert Galucci tapped to lead the MacArthur Foundation.

--‘Let them eat fake’: Paris exhibition shows how Italian Surrealist faked his own work.

--Lisa Fung

Caption: A scene from Los Angeles Opera’s production of ‘Das Rheingold.’ Credit: Branimir Kvartuc / Associated Press