Arts & Entertainment

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel on the power of music

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing works by Mahler and Schubert. Venezuelan conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, is one of the musicians bringing those scores to life. Alex Cohen recently caught up with him.

Asian Americans in Hollywood still waiting for the spotlight

In the meantime, some are producing their own shows or creating material for alternative platforms like YouTube.

How teaching English in China led 'The Wall' screenwriter to big break

Dwain Worrell was teaching English in China when he submitted a screenplay through Amazon's open submission site. Weeks later he was headed back to the US with a movie deal in hand.

6 things to do this weekend in SoCal

The weekend is here and it's looking pretty good. Choose from a food festival in an airplane hangar, a celebration of bugs, a nighttime festival and more.

Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and AudioSlave, dead at 52

Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit, his representative said in a statement to NPR. Brian Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" and said the singer's wife and family were shocked by it.

Before Mazzy Star, the late Keith Mitchell was 'the Buddy Rich of punk rock' in LA groups

The late Keith Mitchell showed his stuff early in Monitor and The Romans, adventurous, seriously fun bands of the 70s and 80s.

'The Handmaid's Tale': Yvonne Strahovski gives emotional depth to a villain

The actress talks about becoming Serena Joy Waterford, filming during the U.S. presidential election, and why this character was so hard to let go of.

Roger Ailes, former Fox News CEO, dies at 77

Former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, the network says, citing a statement from the late executive's family. Ailes resigned from his post leading Fox News last July.

Female broadcaster set to make NFL history in Chargers/Broncos

Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever woman to call an NFL game televised nationally — the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game on Sept. 11.

'Downward Dog' puts an angsty talking dog inside a millennial rom-com

Don't be mistaken, "Downward Dog" is not the "Mr Ed" of 2017. Instead, the ABC comedy gives a fresh take on the talking animal genre and in the process illuminates something about modern day relationships.

What 'Actually' is sexual assault? A new play explores the question of consent

Anna Ziegler's play "Actually" delves deeply into the murky territory that often surrounds the he-said, she-said accounts of a reported sexual assault.

How the escalator area at Disney Concert Hall became an immersive art space

Nimbus is a scientific word for a storm cloud, but this story isn’t about the weather. It’s about an art installation in Downtown Los Angeles.

​Jimmy Kimmel set to return as host for 90th Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday said Kimmel will return for the 90th Oscars with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, the team behind this year's ceremony.

Tiny Tim and Tin Pan Alley live again in new cassette (!) from Burger Records

It's a perfect storm of anachronisms. Burger Records, the LA label, just released an album from the early 1970s ... of Tinpan Alley songs ... on cassette ... recorded in the early 1970s ... by Tiny Tim.

Did Conan O'Brien steal a joke about 'shrinkage'? It may be up to a jury to decide

Tom Brady and a Washington Monument penis joke figure prominently in a joke theft accusation that may land Conan O'Brien in court.

'The Designated Mourner': Wallace Shawn's play finds new meaning

Shawn and collaborator Andre Gregory revived the play because the story it tells — people struggling while their country slips into anti-intellectual fascism — remains relevant.