Arts & Entertainment

Southern rock legend Leon Russell dies

A native of Oklahoma, Russell's talents gave him the ability to span country, gospel, blues and rock.

SNL reflects a nation's tone in post-election episode

The somber cold open set a cathartic tone for those upset by Tuesday's outcome.

Military chefs compete in a unique cooking challenge

Think of it as "Chopped" for the armed forces. Sixty of the military's best chefs are competing in Las Vegas at an all-day cook-off.

Late goal gives Mexico 2-1 win over Team USA

The U.S. dominated the second half before a header gave Mexico the win in this World Cup qualifying match.

Hear Leonard Cohen's final interview

Recorded just after Leonard Cohen's 82nd birthday, the singer talks about his health and his final album.

In this chaotic arm wrestling tournament, the real winner is charity

What do a bloody nun, a Martian princess and a crazy cat lady have in common? They love arm wrestling — and charity.

Remembering Leonard Cohen with Judy Collins, Hal Willner and Rufus Wainwright

The singer-songwriter, who died this week in Los Angeles, leaves behind a legacy of artistry and sweet memories from friends and colleagues.

Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokno on Donald Trump

She talks about the punk rock collective's new record, which includes the protest song "Make America Great Again."

At an open mic for veterans, a chance to jam and bond

"This is the only place in town where you can come out and see the talent that’s in the veteran community here in Hollywood," says actor Michael Broderick.

A daughter explores her father's PTSD, from Vietnam until today

NPR's Kara Frame traces her father's PTSD, and those of his Army comrades, back to a terrible battle in Vietnam. In a short documentary film, she also explores the impact it's had on their families.

The art of transformation at a Watts elementary school

Florence Griffith Joyner elementary, a struggling school in Watts, is hinging its improvement plan on a turbo-shot of the arts.

Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at 82

"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries."

Jon Robin Baitz's play, "Vicuña," has a new post-election resonance

Harry Groener, who plays a Donald Trump-like candidate, says the cast had to make some adjustments at the first show after the election.

Serj Tankian: From System of a Down to writing symphonies

The heavy metal band frontman talks about the early days for the group and how he became interested in writing symphonic music.

Freak flags fly at the DooDah Parade

Typically when crowning a queen, poise and grace are considered paramount. But when crowning the queen of the Pasadena Doodah Parade- judges are looking for contestants with a certain chutzpah.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

From beer fests and poke bowls to DIY holiday crafting and temporary tattoos, here are ways to unwind.