About a hundred Los Angeles area writers, performers, and artists will sing L.A.’s praises for one week at a prestigious book fair in Mexico that begins tomorrow.
David Hasselhoff's ex-wife has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Los Angeles.
Southern California artist Josh Agle is better known as SHAG. For years, he’s created colorful depictions of cocktail parties, Tiki heads and hotrods. But recently his art taken a much darker turn. (Audio: Extended version of interview with SHAG.)
Los Angeles-based artist Shepard Fairey created one of the most important images in the 2008 presidential election. It's a red, white and blue portrait of Barack Obama with the word HOPE.
The Getty Leadership Institute announced Thursday that it’s changing locations, from the campus of the Getty Center in West Los Angeles to the campus of Claremont Graduate University.
The posthumous Michael Jackson movie “This is It” topped the charts this weekend. It's number one at the box office.
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is sponsoring a free “arts tune-up.” A lot of artists would be the first to admit they could benefit from a more management savvy. Saturday at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, it’ll be there for the taking.
The Screen Actors Guild has made permanent the status of interim national executive director David White.
KPCC's Alex Cohen loves the band the Ettes. The Ettes are a four member band that knows how to rock and roll. Their music brings a raw updated feel to the classic garage rock of the '60s. When the Ettes recently came to town for a show at the El Rey, Alex had the chance to chat with the Ettes' lead singer, Coco, who told her how the band got started.
Shervin Shabazi is an L.A.-based art curator who has two exhibits featuring contemporary Iranian artists. "From the Streets of Iran" showcases the work of graffiti artists in Tehran, and "Traces of Being" features the work of Iranian artists living in the U.S. The art in both exhibits responds to the current political climate in the country.
Members of the Screen Actors Guild have elected Ken Howard as their new national president. KPCC’s Brian Watt reports.
After eight months and more than 500 gallons of paint, two Los Angeles artists unveiled Friday a mural project that’s reshaped the climate at an 82-year-old middle school. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.
Longtime Hollywood columnist Army Archerd died yesterday. He was 87 and suffered from a rare form of lung cancer. After the war, he went to work for Variety in 1953 and, in 1985, broke the story that Rock Hudson was being treated for AIDS. When he retired his daily column in 2005, he began blogging, and updating old columns – a sort of “then and now” look at celebrities. Archerd spent the last 17 years working with Kirstin Wilder, now Variety’s managing editor. She spoke to KPCC's Steve Julian about how it was to work with the Variety veteran.
A pair of artists has created an exhibit out of the tension in Southern California between its concrete jungles and its wild animals. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.
There are castles in Los Angeles, and while the water feature outside the Ahmanson Theatre doesn’t quite qualify as a moat, it does lead to the castle on stage. Spamalot is derived from Monty Python’s The Search for the Holy Grail. The musical follows King Arthur, played by John O’Hurley, as he looks for his holy grail.
USC is out with a new study that shows video games feature few minority characters. And the few that are included are often racial stereotypes. KPCC's Patricia Nazario explains the findings.