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SoCal fans mourn iconic singer Juan Gabriel

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In Southern California, fans of the Mexican singer Juan Gabriel are remembering a towering figure who transcending pop music to become a cultural icon for millions.

Don't Breathe Fede Alvarez

'Don't Breathe' director Fede Alvarez: 'I want to be terrified of what I’m going to do next.'

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The Uruguayan filmmaker has launched a successful career in the horror and thriller genre, but he wants to branch out with a bigger challenge.

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Commentary: RIP Juan Gabriel, the greatest songwriter of his generation

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Gabriel was 66 when he died at home this past Sunday. KPCC's education correspondent remembers the star for who he was: the greatest songwriter of his generation.

The documentary 'Equal Means Equal' explores gender inequality in America

Filmmaker Kamala Lopez spent seven years working on the film, which examines the various consequences of the U.S. Constitution's omission of explicit rights for women.

Gene Wilder, star of classics like 'Willy Wonka,' dies at 83

Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

'This is a gift': Danny Trejo reflects on career, new film

Danny Trejo has been a boxer, inmate, drug intervention counselor, restaurateur, and actor. He's now taking on a role he's never played: himself.

4 Juan Gabriel songs you should hear now

Juan Gabriel was a master craftsman of epic love songs. Some of them were pop, some of them were rock. Sometimes he sang with a mariachi, sometimes with a full blown orchestra.

The real Bob Ross: Meet the meticulous artist behind those happy trees

Don't be fooled by his mild PBS persona; the beloved painter was actually an exacting artist and businessman with — brace yourself — naturally straight hair.

Chinatown's Hop Louie isn't closing — but its kitchen is

You come to the iconic joint with its pagoda entrance for dim lighting, a divey atmosphere, a sense of history and to drink.

RIP Juan Gabriel, Mexican superstar singer

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel the singer has died Sunday at age 66. He played his last major show Friday night at the Forum in Inglewood.

Motorhead's Lemmy gets a life-size statue

The hard-living Motorhead frontman who died has been honored with a life-size, bronze statue at his favorite LA bar.

700 women pose for a massive group photo

"Any time you get 700 people together, it's a political moment," says artist Kim Schoenstadt.

'Morris From America' star got his big break because of his Big Brother

An activity with his Big Brother unexpectedly led Markees Christmas to land the lead role in the feature film about a kid who moves to Germany with his dad.

'Southside With You' has us asking: Where is the love in black movies?

'Southside with You' follows Michelle and Barack Obama's first date and shows something we don't get too see often in film: black romance.

The Aztecs revered amaranth. Will Americans fall in love with it?

This ancient grain has a subtle, nutty flavor and is full of nutrients. But for most Americans, amaranth is still obscure. Researchers in Tennessee hope to change that.

Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25

Max Ritvo, a Los Angeles-born poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died.