Arts & Entertainment

Pasadena mansion co-stars in 'Formation'

Despite being steeped in the culture of New Orleans, Beyonce's "Formation" video was shot in L.A., much of it at the historic Fenyes Mansion. Built in 1905, the Beaux Arts home was done up to look like a Southern plantation.

'The Big Short' is a factor in the Oscar and presidential races

Adam McKay, writer and director of "The Big Short," says that the conversation around the movie is more exciting to him than the Oscar nominations.

Diana Ross, Kraftwerk headline Hollywood Bowl

There's a bit of everything in the Hollywood Bowl's 2016 season: bossa nova maestro Sergio Mendes, ethereal Icelandic pop band Sigur Rós, soul diva Diana Ross and German electronic act Kraftwerk, to name a few.

Publisher to pay $14M in 'Happy Birthday' copyright case

A federal judge ruled in September that Warner/Chappell didn't own the lyrics to "Happy Birthday," and had no right to charge for their use.

The library that floats on Echo Park Lake

This weekend, pedal out to the middle of Echo Park Lake and you can borrow a book while you cruise the water. The floating library features one-of-a-kind works by local artists.

Bobby McFerrin performs a rare concert with his son Taylor McFerrin

The McFerrins had never performed a full concert together until recently at the Valley Performing Arts Center, and then they treated the audience to a live interview.

Big Freedia: Uniting people through 'the power of the ass'

Big Freedia helped put New Orleans bounce music on the map and it led to a TV series and a guest appearance on Beyoncé's new song.

How Beyoncé got America into 'Formation'

Beyoncé won Super Bowl 50 with her new single, an unabashedly political celebration of blackness that cements her influence as both an entertainer and an activist.

How Molly got on 'The Bachelor' — but only in funny videos she makes herself

There's one "The Bachelor" contestant who you can see online, but you may not recognize from the actual show. That's because she's making these videos that look like they fit right in herself.

The best and worst Super Bowl 50 ads

Thumbs up for #puppmonkeybaby, avocados in space and Willem Dafoe in drag. Thumbs down for razor robots, Steve Harvey dropping the balls and Steven Tyler. No idea what we're talking about? Here's a quarter-by-quarter breakdown.

A year on, did NFL anti-domestic violence efforts work?

After a tumultuous season, the NFL condemned domestic violence in its ranks, and put a spotlight on the issue during the last Super Bowl. A year later, it's unclear whether that has made a difference.

Inarritu wins top DGA prize, further obscuring awards season

With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever.

Theft and artistry: Coldplay, Beyoncé in India spark discussion on appropriation

These days, it's pretty much impossible to miss a discussion on cultural appropriation. But we explore where we draw the line between what's acceptable and what's downright offensive.

Michael B. Jordan wins big at NAACP Image Awards

The star of the boxing drama "Creed" was honored Friday as both the entertainer of the year and outstanding actor in a motion picture.

7 ways to celebrate Black History Month in SoCal

Since 1976, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation declaring February as Black History Month. Here are seven ways to celebrate in 2016.

Setting a wheelchair painting world record at Abilities Expo

"Think of somebody doing a freestyle gymnastics or ice routine, but in a wheelchair, with paint on the wheels of the wheelchair and on the roller, leaving marks."