Arts & Entertainment

Where did Trevor Noah come from? This South African comedy scene, that's where

Comedy Central chose the relatively unknown South African comedian as the new host of "The Daily Show," but his lack of notoriety could be used to his benefit.

Young musicians meet Gustavo Dudamel, up close and personal

The youth orchestra from Fukushima and 15 young musicians from L.A. have a rehearsal with the L.A. Philharmonic's artistic director in Tokyo's prestigious Suntory Hall.

Coachella, Lollapalooza music festivals ban selfie sticks

The sticks are banned this year at the events in Indio, California, and Chicago. Coachella dismissed them as "narsisstics" on a list of prohibited items.

Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless says that Trevor Noah "has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America."

'Going Clear': Scientology doc director Alex Gibney says drones are 'God's Louma crane'

Alec Gibney talks about using drones to film his Scientology doc and describes finding a long-lost piece of archival footage featuring Church founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Burger Records expands its indie music mini-empire

Branching out from its original home in Fullerton, the record label opens a store in L.A.'s Cypress park neighborhood and preps for its 4th annual music festival.

Language barriers disappear as young musicians from LA and Japan unite

Fifteen members of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles are collaborating with a new ensemble in Fukushima, which is still recovering from the 2011 disaster.

KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015: Round 4 — Who makes the finals?

We're down to the final four. Here's what went down (who won in the battle between Serial and This American Life?!) and what's up next. Come vote!

Dudamel extends contract with LA Phil through 2022

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Board made the announcement from Tokyo during the orchestra's first tour of Asia under Gustavo Dudamel.

WATCH: Obama, a 'Wire' superfan, talks to show's creator David Simon

The president called the show "one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades." Their conversation was about the effects of the war on drugs.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

The heat wave is back, just in time for the weekend. That's why we're keeping you cool with indoor events. Here's everything you need to know.

Wrestlemania 31 weekend: Jim Ross continues an epic career of storytelling

Jim Ross is the most famous pro wrestling play-by play commentator of all time. He no longer commentates for WWE, but he's still telling stories in person and online.

In 'Marilyn Forever,' a Hollywood icon gets the operatic treatment

Long Beach Opera's U.S. premiere of the new work has a libretto by Marilyn Bowering, who wrote a series of poems about Marilyn Monroe 30 years ago.

Chapman University's film department shows its stuff at the multiplex

The Orange County-based school has launched a production company that will make low-budget films for the marketplace, debuting with a psychological thriller, "The Barber."

Youth orchestra rides the LA Phil's coattails to Japan

Fifteen young musicians from Los Angeles will perform with a new youth orchestra from Fukushima, the area his by a series of disasters four years ago.

'Dreaming Sin Fronteras' removes border between real life and art

The stage production tells the stories of undocumented youth in their own words in a collaboration with musicians including Shawn King of DeVotchka and singer Ceci Bastida.