Arts & Entertainment

3,000 miles from Broadway, dreams stay alive for The Great White Way

The Broadway Dreams workshop provides intensive one-week training for aspiring performers. Teachers include pros such as Taye Diggs.

Batman helped Paul Dini overcome trauma, both child and adult

In his comic book “Dark Night: A True Batman Story,” Dini writes about his childhood, being beaten by a bully, being mugged as an adult and his road to recover his self-esteem.

To increase arts equity, LA county starts with town halls

For ideas on increasing diversity in arts, the L.A. County Arts Commission held a series of 12 town halls in neighborhoods all across the county.

NBC going all out for Summer Olympic coverage in Rio

Between Aug. 5-21, NBC will be all Olympics, all the time. Even "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" will be replaced with programming from Brazil.

Smithsonian restores the original Starship Enterprise

Conservators restored the Starship Enterprise model from the original "Star Trek" series, and it goes on display at the Smithsonian this week.

Why Gary Ross quit 'The Hunger Games' to do 'Free State of Jones'

The filmmaker approached making the movie the way a graduate student might take on a dissertation — through years and years of research and studying.

'Mystery Science Theater 3000,' RiffTrax & the MST3K reunion

Lampooning movies — new and old — is a way of life for everyone who graduated from “Mystery Science Theater 3000." They've spawned offspring, and now planned a reunion and a revival.

Movie theater chain again found not liable for Colorado shooting

A second lawsuit that alleged Cinemark did not do enough to prevent the 2012 massacre at a cineplex in Aurora has failed. What does this mean for theater security?

Can LA compete with San Francisco for the Lucas Museum?

Filmmaker George Lucas wants to open his own museum, but seems the force is not in Chicago.

BET Awards full of Prince tributes and political moments

A politically charged BET Awards delivered an exciting night of tributes for Prince and Muhammad Ali between calls for action over gun violence, civil rights and presidential politics.

7 reasons to watch the 2016 BET Awards

For many viewers, it's less about the competition and more about the performances, especially the star-studded Prince tribute.

Bernie Worrell, 'Wizard Of Woo,' dies at 72

Even if you don't know his name, you've probably heard Worrell's work. He helped shape the sound of the band Parliament-Funkadelic and contributed to scores of albums as a studio musician.

Bill Cunningham, iconic New York Times photographer, dies at 87

The original sartorialist, Cunningham worked at the Times for almost 40 years, capturing the fashion trends of the day with a timeless eye.

Cat Con LA, a purr-fect weekend for feline fans

The two-day convention wants to redefine the cat lady stereotype — which makes sense because nearly a third of attendees are men.

Gay Cuban choir launches first US tour in LA

This weekend, the men of Mano a Mano launch their first U.S. tour, performing Cuban classics and pop hits with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles.

Auction of Whitney Houston memorabilia earns $500,000

The top bid in Friday's auction was $20,000 for a pair of Nike Air Jordan sneakers given to Houston by NBA great Michael Jordan.