Arts & Entertainment

Converse hosts a pop-up studio for up-and-coming LA bands

Being in a band is not cheap. The sneaker company is helping artists cut the cost with Rubber Tracks — a pop-up studio that lets bands record for free.

How gamer 'The Rad Brad' makes a living playing video games

Brad Colburn profits from people watching him play online. The growing phenomenon explains why Amazon just bought the streaming service, Twitch, for $970 million.

Antoine Fuqua adds new chapter to Suge Knight doc after rap mogul's shooting

The movie director talks about how he heard about the rap mogul's shooting, and what he hopes the message of his documentary on Knight's career will be.

Michael Jackson's 56th birthday: Listen to 56 great covers

It's late pop music legend Michael Jackson's 56th birthday, just over five years since he passed away. Listen to 56 great covers of the King of Pop and share your own.

Meet the pair who ignite the Hollywood Bowl's fireworks show

Helmed by pyrotechnician Eric Elias and score reader Sara Hiner, setting off fireworks to music is a performance in and of itself.

'Cantinflas' is the role of a lifetime for Óscar Jaenada

Spanish actor Óscar Jaenada has taken on the role of 'Cantinflas' in a movie of the same name, about the late comedic Mexican actor.

Cee Lo Green pleads no contest to slipping date ecstasy

The Grammy-winning singer entered the plea during a brief court hearing on Friday but maintains his innocence.

9 fun and almost-free things to do on Labor Day weekend

Forget the Made in America music festival. Our weekend lineup includes an L.A. River Race, free comedy at UCB and selfies with one big duck.

Telluride Film Festival kicks off Oscar race with 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' more

The tiny Rocky Mountain town becomes the center of the movie universe over Labor Day weekend with premieres of prominent titles.

Jack Kirby: 6 things you might not know about the comics legend

He's the man who co-created classic Marvel Comics characters like Captain America and the Fantastic Four, but his decades-long career also involves Groot, the CIA and more.

Made in America festival traffic: Street closures, detours, Metro routes

The Made in America music festival in downtown Los Angeles is expected to draw at least 50,000 people to Grand Park per day this Labor Day weekend on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31. Here is what to expect for traffic.

'Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide,' final edition — a death in the family

R.H. Greene talks with Leonard Maltin and critics about the death of Maltin's indispensable movie guide. The 2015 edition is the last one.

Disneyland drones? Park files patents for unmanned aircraft

Disney has applied for three patents for unmanned aircraft — yes, drones! — that would be use in the park's entertainment shows.

How the 'Kung Fu Fighting' melody came to represent Asia

The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.

Judge lets 'X-Men' director Singer's accuser drop lawsuit

A former child model can dismiss his lawsuit that accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse, but he has the option to re-file later, a judge ruled Wednesday.

New galleries highlight 'whippersnapper' part of the Huntington

"More American Art" is a great way to christen tons of new gallery space and show that the Huntington isn't just "The Blue Boy."