Arts & Entertainment

Video game 'Destiny' breaks sales records by raking in more than $500 million

Guardians of the Galaxy had a budget of about $170 million dollars, which is nothing next to the $500 million it cost to make the new video game called "Destiny."

Kenturah Davis weaves words into art in Leimert Park

Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with LA artist Kenturah Davis about her exhibit of drawings, "Narratives and Meditations," at Papillion Art in Leimert Park in South LA.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Robert Plant, Aurelio, Francisca Valenzuela and Diana Fuentes

This week music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila, associate editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine, join Alex Cohen with their favorite new music picks.

Families attempting to settle Jenni Rivera lawsuit

Attorneys for singer Jenni Rivera's company and relatives told a judge on Tuesday that they are trying to settle a lawsuit against the late Mexican-American superstar's company.

Dr. Seuss expert finds more 'lost' stories

A book of "lost" stories from Dr. Seuss comes out Tuesday. The expert who re-discovered the tales shares more on the stories and how they helped Dr. Seuss become a beloved children's author.

Misty Copeland on broadening 'beauty' and being black in ballet

In her new children's book, "Firebird," Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.

Horton meets a ... who? Introducing the Kwuggerbug, from Seuss' 'Lost Stories'

Seuss died in 1991, but a new collection of his lesser-known work comes out Tuesday. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories includes four tales.

Stand Up to Cancer telethon raises $109 million

Organizers of the hourlong broadcast that aired Friday said they raised $28 million more than the 2012 telecast generated.

Ravens cut Ray Rice after latest video release

The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, apparently shows Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his fiancee, Janay Palmer, off her feet in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino.

Serena Williams wins US Open for 18th Grand Slam title

The U.S. Open win ties Serena Williams with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners.

Death of singer Simone Battle is ruled suicide

L.A. County Coroner's officials said the cause of death was determined Sunday, two days after the 25-year-old singer was found dead in her West Hollywood home.

'The Tempest' gets Dust Bowl treatment by Teller and Tom Waits

The quieter half of Penn & Teller co-directs a novel Shakespeare staging with Aaron Posner at South Coast Repertory, featuring music by Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

'Levitated Mass': Doug Pray's doc follows the journey of LACMA's rock

The filmmaker's documentary, "Levitated Mass," follows a 340-ton boulder from Riverside to Los Angeles as the basis of Michael Heizer's monumental artwork.

World's oldest play, 'Persians,' has message for today

Aeschylus' message from 2,500 years ago to the 21st Century: "Indulging in pointless wars can destroy even the greatest nation.”

Aleks Syntek on his new album 'Romantico Desliz'

Mexican artist Aleks Syntek has been performing since he was a kid. He's been nominated for six Grammys, but it's with his latest album that he's hoping to break into the U.S. market.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Don't you love four-day work weeks? All those free concerts and outdoor movies will be coming to a close soon, so let's take advantage before it's too late.