Arts & Entertainment

Fox calling an end to 'American Idol'

The network announced Monday that the show that pioneered the music competition genre will go off the air after its 15th season next spring.

LA artist Chris Burden dies at 69

Conceptual artist Chris Burden, known in part for for the 'Urban Light' sculpture outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has died, the museum said Sunday. He was 69.

Taking mom out for brunch? It's a feminist tradition

The right to dine out in public alone during the day was an early victory of the women's rights movement of the 1900s. And in post-war America, brunch became an exercise in women's lib for some.

'Stairway to Heaven' copyright lawsuit moving to LA

A judge in Philadelphia has moved the lawsuit alleging that Led Zeppelin lifted the intro in "Stairway to Heaven" from the band Spirit to Los Angeles.

US anti-doping agency to drug test during cycling tour of CA

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has joined with the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation and the UCI to conduct drug testing during this week's Tour of California.

Noah Purifoy's art gave new life to old junk

The assemblage artist created a wonderland of work from junk in the desert. Select pieces will move from their home in Joshua Tree to LACMA for the exhibit, "Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada."

ABC brings Muppets back to prime-time TV this fall

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says this week's upfronts reveal more diversity, big names coming to TV this fall.

LACMA director Michael Govan on the museum's past, present and future

The L.A. County Museum of Art is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The top item on the to-do list: raise $475 million dollars to remake the campus.

Kimmel won't air new episode opposite Letterman's final show

Kimmel said that his May 20 installment will be a repeat out of respect for Letterman. Other episodes of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that week will be new.

Tabitha Soren tells America's story through baseball photos

The former MTV news anchor is now an accomplished photographer with a long-in-the-making exhibit about the dreams of young baseball players.

Biopic about 'Mexican Madonna' Gloria Trevi to open LA's Hola Mexico Film Festival

Director Christian Keller on Trevi's impact on Latin music, how he got the rights to her story and how Trevi reclaimed her fame after a 5-year stint in prison.

Judge: No evidence B.B. King is being abused

Two investigations found no evidence the blues legend was being abused, a Las Vegas judge said. Three of King's children claim his manager is stealing money and neglecting his health needs.

Free Weekend? Billboard Art, Shark Lagoon Night, Mother’s Day

The gray is going away just in time for the L.A. weekend. Get up close and personal with sharks, see "Grease" with a real T-bird and Pink Lady and more.

Bill Graham's life on display at the Skirball

From Nazi Germany to rock impresario. The life of concert promoter Bill Graham on display at the Skirball museum.

Toro Y Moi: Kisses from over-eager fans and saving money

Chaz Bundick has been playing shows for five years as Toro y Moi. He talks about tour life and the time he got kissed by two fans in the middle of a show.

Get up and dance! The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is back

'Whenever I am feeling particularly sluggish, there is one musician I turn to... to get me up and going. He has never let me down.' Who's Alex Cohen talking about?