Arts & Entertainment

Cheers to the weekend! 8 fun things to do in SoCal

Say cheers — the weekend has arrived! Fill up on Greek food, watch "Toy Story" outdoors and ride the Expo Line for free. We've got the details.

Hello, Spotify! Goodbye, songwriters?

Songwriters are singing the blues over the paltry sums paid them by streaming services. But veteran songwriters Michelle Lewis and Kay Hanley are leading a fight for more fair compensation.

Veteran '60 Minutes' newsman Morley Safer dies at 84

"60 Minutes" aired a tribute to Safer on Sunday after he announced his retirement earlier this month. He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Fearer, and his daughter Sarah.

Arts and transit: Can they both thrive at Bergamot Station?

Santa Monica says it's committed to preserving Bergamot's art galleries. But as the metro opens there, gallerists fear a wave of development that could push them out.

'Your Song Changed My Life': NPR's Bob Boilen's stories of musicians' inspirations

The host of NPR's "All Songs Considered" asked 35 musicians what song changed their life; Smokey Robinson, Yusuf Islam and Carrie Brownstein's answers will surprise you.

Joey Newman scores 'The Middle' with a 'quirky '80s feel'

The composer writes his scores for the ABC series by building one track at a time, all from his cozy home studio in Culver City.

Behind the Starz series 'Outlander' lies a real-life love story

For costume designer Terry Dresbach, working on the historical time travel series, Outlander, is her “best dream and worst nightmare all rolled into one."

'It was terrifying' —Lee Daniels, others give their take on upfronts

Amidst all the talk of ratings and demographics at upfronts, there are the actors and show creators who help sell their shows to advertisers. These are some of those people.

76ers win NBA draft lottery, Lakers stay at No. 2, keep pick

The Los Angeles Lakers finished second but also felt like winners, as they would have dealt their pick to Philadelphia had they fallen out of the top three.

Guy Clark, Grammy-winning musician, dead at 74

Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark, who helped mentor a generation of songwriters and wrote hits like "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train," has died. He was 74.

Tejano music legend Emilio Navaira dies at 53

Navaira — known to many as just "Emilio" — was a star in both English and Spanish, and in both the U.S. and Mexico. He was found unconscious at his house on Monday night, police say.

LA Bike Month 2016: Bike to Work Day, freebies and parties

May is the month for celebrating cycling. Check out Bike to Work Day, party with fellow cyclists, see a bike fashion show and much more.

Inside the rock star's studio with music arranger Paul Buckmaster

Music arranger/composer Paul Buckmaster has worked with the likes of David Bowie, Elton John and even Taylor Swift, among others. He shares some of his stories with us.

Mexico City artists fight street harassment with punk and confetti

The feminist punk group Las Hijas de Violencia was formed by three Mexico City women to combat unwanted physical contact in the city’s public spaces.

Prince guitar to be auctioned in Beverly Hills

A bright yellow, uniquely shaped guitar used by Prince to perform such tunes as "Cream" and "Gett Off" is going up for auction with an opening bid of $30,000.

Shiny, new SFMOMA a ‘who’s who’ of 20th Century art. So what’s missing?

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopens Saturday with a new $300-million wing that makes it the most spacious modern art museum in the country.