Arts & Entertainment

'Don't Think Twice': Mike Birbiglia's love letter to friendship and the art of improv

The comedian and filmmaker's new movie is about the triumphs and travails of an improv comedy troupe, but it’s not all laughs.

Donald Trump and the GOP's controversial convention playlist

The bands Earth, Wind & Fire and Queen are unhappy about their songs being used at the Republican National Convention, but their permission isn't required.

Garry Marshall's advice to 1 young filmmaker: Never compromise

81 year old writer, producer and director Garry Marshall has died. He passed away yesterday at a hospital in Burbank. He died of complications from pneumonia following a stroke. 

How Twitter is handling Leslie Jones' abuse

Many were shocked when actor Leslie Jones, began re-posting a spate of vicious and abusive tweets she received because of her turn in the new Ghostbusters.

Garry Marshall, a master of film and TV comedy, dies at 81

"The Odd Couple," "Laverne & Shirley," "Happy Days," "The Flamingo Kid," "Pretty Woman": If you had to live on a deserted island, you could do far worse than to take the work of Garry Marshall with you.

From 'Reading Rainbow' to The Broad museum app, LeVar Burton loves to teach

The actor's commitment to education led to him becoming the voice that kids hear when they take an audio tour of L.A.'s newest museum.

Singer Irma Thomas: New Orleans' soul queen still strong after 60 years

"The Soul Queen of New Orleans" released her first song in 1959 and is still releasing and performing music, with an upcoming performance at The Hollywood Bowl.

Art, politics and the Republican National Convention

"The Truth Booth" and a melting ice sculpture titled "The American Dream" are just two of the art projects taking place during the GOP gathering in Cleveland this week.

'Blue House': A musical that embraces Frida Kahlo's 'female power'

The singer/songwriter Perla Batalla and playwright Oliver Mayer believe there is more to say about the iconic Mexican artist, who died in 1954 at the age of 47.

Artist Robert Irwin checks out the light in West Texas

Irwin helped establish the Light and Space movement in California, but his latest project is at the minimalist art mecca founded by Donald Judd in the small town of Marfa.

Music Center Plaza makeover aims to increase arts diversity

With the changes, the performing arts center hopes to create a "town square" that will draw in people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds.

Renee Montagne to step down as host of 'Morning Edition'

After a dozen years of arriving at work every weekday at midnight, Montagne says she's ready to try something new. She will become a special correspondent on "Morning Edition."

19 uniquely LA spots to celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Los Angeles is awash in terrific homegrown ice cream and gelato makers. Here's the scoop on where to get the sweet stuff.

Singer Rubén Guevara goes reeling in the years in a new solo stage show

The L.A. native recounts his memorable career — from performing with his idols on national TV to being groomed for rock stardom by Frank Zappa.

Handing over the camera to people with HIV

'Through Positive Eyes,' an exhibit of 145 photos, is opening in Durban as the International AIDS Conference begins.

Artists Assemble showcases comic book art created by Latinos

Comic books have increasingly diverse characters, but mainstream creators remain predominantly white. The Museum of Latin American Art is giving Latino creators the spotlight.