Arts & Entertainment

From Havana to LA: A new musical connection

Singer Daymé Arocena collaborated with L.A. producer Dexter Story on her new album, "Cubafonía."

Tuesday Reviewsday: Les Amazones d’Afrique, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and more

If you love music, but don't have the time to keep up with what's new, you should listen to Tuesday Reviewsday.

Danny Boyle on his 'Trainspotting' sequel and why men age badly

More than 20 years after "Trainspotting" hit theaters, director Danny Boyle is back with a sequel. The characters are somehow still alive, but they haven't aged so well.

Cheech Marin on how his famed comic collaboration was like Chicano art

Marin (who has been collecting Chicano art for years) writes about the art of Cheech and Chong's comedy in "Cheech Is Not My Real Name ... But Don't Call Me Chong!"

'James Cameron's Titanic': The unauthorized comedy version of a classic

The 1997 film "Titanic" is a beloved tearfest — but what if it wasn't? "James Cameron's Titanic" offers a different point of view on the events of the movie, written as a comedy.

Reza Aslan explores fringe religions with 'Believer'

The religious scholar's new CNN docu-series seeks to understand fringe religions around the world.

Walt Disney gets the Philip Glass opera treatment in 'The Perfect American'

Despite being commissioned for New York City Opera in 2008, the work is just having its U.S. premiere by Long Beach Opera.

Mohsen Namjoo's music embraces the divide between Iran and the West

Rock music was outlawed after Iran's 1979 revolution. But the Iranian musician is discovering his voice at the crossroads of rock and traditional Persian music.

How Alvin Ailey's 'superheroes of dance' are advancing social justice

Choreographer Hope Boykin's latest work for the Alvin Ailey company is inspired by the orations of Martin Luther King.

SxSW tries to reassure artists over 'deportation' clause in contracts

The festival says next year it will remove language that allows organizers to notify immigration authorities if a foreign band violates the contract.

Exclusive first look at JANM's 'New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei'

The Japanese American National Museum backed up a couple of trucks to George Takei's house, accepting the donation of his vast personal archive. The new exhibit — "New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei" — opens Sunday.

6 things to do this weekend — mostly outdoors

Looks like the heat is here to stay for a while — so lather on that SPF and take advantage at an outdoor color festival, a kite-flying jamboree or a book fiesta in the park.

'To Be Takei' director Jennifer Kroot says George does it for his dad

"Seeing what his father went through... he doesn't take that lightly... That's behind everything he does."

Can you name 5 women artists off the top of your head?

A social media campaign called #5WomenArtists, by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., highlights the "sins of omission" that have plagued the art world's recognition of women artists.

Exclusive: Hollywood companies agree to talk gender inclusion with ReFrame

Can this initiative really change the way that Hollywood goes about approving projects and hiring people so that more women are included? Industry leaders Cathy Schulman and Keri Putnam are hopeful that it can make a real difference.

'Join The Resistance': The Star Wars book that's also a variety show

What if "The Goonies" were in the Star Wars universe? That's the idea behind the new book "Star Wars: Join The Resistance" by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker.