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Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival

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Councilman hopes Arroyo Seco Weekend appeals to everyone

Pasadena city council member Steve Madison talks about his district's concerns regarding this weekend's music festival at the Rose Bowl.

Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene on why 'live music is essential in this lifetime'

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Arroyo Seco will be just a one-off show for them ahead of a full tour later this fall in support of a new album, called "Hug of Thunder" — It’s the first record from Broken Social Scene in seven years.

Searching for Ruth Batchelor: LA Film Critics Association's founder

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Men review almost all movies. Maybe that's why Ruth Batchelor founded LAFCA. Because she lived in that world. She covered it. And then left behind a hidden legacy.

'The Pride' helped Augustus Prew come out—5 years later he's starring in the show

Actors August Prew and Neil Bledsoe discuss their roles in The Wallis production of "The Pride," a drama exploring queer issues in 1958 and 2008.

It pays to have a diverse cast in Hollywood

Films with a diverse cast draws in a diverse audience, and that could means millions more in revenue, according to a report by talent agency CAA.

Goodbye, Car Talk

This is the last weekend for Car Talk on KPCC. The landmark public radio show, in reruns since 2014, is ending production.

Showrunner Kulap Vilaysack says future is uncertain for 'Bajillion Dollar Propertie$'

With the Seeso streaming service undergoing layoffs and structural changes, showrunner Kulap Vilaysack says she's unsure whether 'Bajillion' will have future seasons on Seeso.

Off-Ramp Recommends: Getting 'Off the 405'

It doesn't get more scenic and quintessentially Los Angeles than La Luz at The Getty

Off-Ramp's producer found the show through a billboard

He was smiling, until he heard singing hippies. “Should I stay?" He asked. He did, because the next piece was Dylan Brody letting his dogs soil his neighbor’s lawn.

Common Sense Media to rate TV/films based on depictions of gender

The organization already rates movies/TV for language and depictions of violence, sex and drug use. Now they will also assess and score depictions of gender.

'Time' tells the terrifying story of Kalief Browder's unjust incarceration

Arrested at 16, Browder spent three years at New York's Rikers Island jail, much of it in solitary confinement, without ever being convicted of a crime. Two years after his release, he took his own life.

Benjamin Booker starts new chapter with 'Witness' and a move to LA

For his sophomore album, "Witness," the guitarist and singer examines black lives and doing more than just watching from the sidelines.

Barbie's Ken gets a manbun, cornrows, new skin tones and physiques

Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, including different skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. It is part of the toy company's plan to make its dolls more diverse.

'Nobody Speak': Documentary speaks truth to power in the age of Trump

Brian Knappenberger was making a documentary about the Hulk Hogan-Gawker case, but it became a story about the free speech, the media and money.

Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher's system

Carrie Fisher's autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs in her system had on her death.

Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

Avildsen directed "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid," both underdog favorites that went on to become huge Hollywood franchises. He died in L.A. on Friday.