Arts & Entertainment

'Desierto' explores the charged emotions of immigration

In 'Desierto,' a man takes border patrol duties into his own hands by shooting and killing a group of immigrants, one by one, as they cross the desert.

Hollywood Fringe: Tony Danza's prison pen-pal was Tupac Shakur

Leather and lace. Strawberries and pepper. Here's another surprising pairing: actor Tony Danza and rapper Tupac Shakur.

Is ‘Mary Poppins’ sacrosanct?

The classic “Mary Poppins” is iconic for its delightful story and beloved characters led by Julie Andrews as the magical nanny, so actress Emily Blunt has big heels to fill -- as does Disney -- in bringing back the character for “Mary Poppins Returns.”

FilmWeek: ‘The Conjuring 2,’ ‘Warcraft,’ ‘Now You See Me 2’ and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Claudia Puig review this weekend's new movie releases including "The Conjuring 2," "Warcraft," "Diary of a Chambermaid" and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

Crowd fills Rose Bowl as Mexico defeats Jamaica in Copa América

The Mexican national team fans packed the Rose Bowl Thursday night as the team beat Jamaica 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa América Centenario tournament.

Song of the week: "2 Young" by T.O.L.D.

The Los Angeles artist T.O.L.D. — it stands for The Order of Life and Death — performs live on Saturday, June 18 at Union Station.

Grand Performances celebrate Latino and Chicano culture

A program series called Evolución L.A.tino is a part of Grand Performances' free summer events this year to highlight Latino and Chicano culture through the arts.

Artist Rafa Esparza moves a load of earth for 'Made in LA' exhibition

The installation artist moved 1,400 handmade adobe bricks from the banks of the L.A. River in Northeast Los Angeles to the Hammer Museum for his contribution to the biennial show.

8 fantastic things to do this weekend in LA

Call your friends (maybe) and see Carly Rae Jepsen at L.A. Pride, bike naked, eat a ton of tacos or soak up some art.

Did Led Zeppelin rip off 'Stairway to Heaven'?

Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” is consider by some to be the greatest song of the classic rock era. Was its signature intro stolen from another band?

Here's why you're seeing giant glowing rabbits in downtown LA

Like almost all esoteric Los Angeles phenomena, the answer is simple: art. Catch it now before they go away on June 11.

Danish pop star MØ on her bedroom beginnings

Karen Marie Ørsted has wanted to be a pop star since she was seven — which is perfect since her single "Lean On" is the most listened to song on Spotify.

Yang's 'The Song Poet' honors father's struggle, gifts

Kao Kalia Yang's father was a Hmong refugee who escaped after the Vietnam War. Through the tradition of song poetry, he found beauty in the world.

Directors realize directing a comic book movie isn't all a dream, then kvetch

Directors of blockbuster comic book movies are discovering that, shockingly, Hollywood is about making money — not art — and they don't like it.

Composer Caroline Shaw: From Pulitzer Prize to Kanye West to the Ojai Music Fest

The 70th annual Ojai Fest features work from 11 composers, including Caroline Shaw. The rising star won a Pulitzer Prize for music at the ripe old age of 30, but she's just getting started.

'The Cursed Child' captures the magic of Harry Potter on stage

J.K. Rowling wrote a new story that's been adapted for the London stage. As preview performances begin, Potter-mania is in full swing.