Arts & Entertainment

Michael B. Jordan wins big at NAACP Image Awards

The star of the boxing drama "Creed" was honored Friday as both the entertainer of the year and outstanding actor in a motion picture.

7 ways to celebrate Black History Month in SoCal

Since 1976, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation declaring February as Black History Month. Here are seven ways to celebrate in 2016.

Setting a wheelchair painting world record at Abilities Expo

"Think of somebody doing a freestyle gymnastics or ice routine, but in a wheelchair, with paint on the wheels of the wheelchair and on the roller, leaving marks."

Josh Brolin says 'panic' sets in when the Coen brothers offer him a role

Josh Brolin plays the lead of Eddie Mannix, a studio executive during the Golden Age of Hollywood, in the Coen brothers' new movie, 'Hail, Caesar!'

Sundance 2016: Jason Lew moves from in front of to behind the camera

The former actor made his directorial debut at Sundance with "The Free World," which fits in with Lew's desire to explore issues relating to identity.

A cascade of flower petals is set to transform a downtown alley

The same anonymous art collective that created the Griffith Park Tea House has made a new installation called Petal Drop LA that aims to create a transcendent experience.

Highland Park is home to LA's newest music venue

Last Saturday, the city's newest music venue opened its doors with a quiet night of country music. The Hi Hat, located on York Boulevard in the 60-year-old, 4,500-square-foot space that once housed Highland Park Billiards, brings live music to a neighborhood without many musical options.

5 Every Week: neon museum, VR theme park, secret food window and more!

Behold: Five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to an adventure we'll call "the Wild Card," from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

USC Athletics Director Pat Haden to retire in June

USC Athletics Director Pat Haden will step down from his position at the end of June, the school announced Friday.

6 places to go when everyone else is watching the Super Bowl

Take advantage of one of the few times when the roads will be empty and you can go anywhere. Sanden Totten is here to help.

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

Cheers to the weekend! Here's everything you need to know to have an awesome couple of days off, from L.A. Cookie Con to where to watch the Super Bowl.

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

One of the musicians behind "September," perhaps the happiest-sounding wedding song of all time, died in his sleep. Verdine White announced the death of his "brother, hero and best friend."

'Baskets' co-creator Jonathan Krisel: 'What I like is the absurdness of reality'

The writer and producer is attracted to making and working on shows with an offbeat sense of humor, including: "Portlandia," "Tim & Eric" and his latest, "Baskets."

Playboy begins anew as a never-nude magazine

Compared with the primness of Tobias Fünke, the famed sufferer of Never Nude syndrome from "Arrested Development," Playboy's take on the concept is a bit different.

This KPCC voice helped launch the last showgirl act in Vegas

KPCC's Rita Pardue remembers her early days, when she was cast as a singer in the original production of "Jubilee," now the last showgirl production in Vegas.

Butch meets hyperfeminine in photographing Liz Taylor's home

Catherine Opie's photos of Elizabeth Taylor's home show a real, warm person with a sense of humor, and Opie says the gig challenged her identity.