Arts

Michael Jackson’s Captain EO to return to Disneyland

A Michael Jackson classic will return to Disneyland after the holidays.

LA-based organizations to receive Irvine Foundation grants

The James Irvine Foundation today announced $7 million in new grants statewide. Los Angeles-based artistic, cultural, educational and political reform organizations will get about a third of the total.

Artist paints last meals of executed death row inmates

A new exhibit at the Luckman Art Gallery at Cal State Los Angeles delves into the social, political and historical aspects of food.

Matik turns Santa Ana building into light show

Some local artists have turned Santa Ana's historic Spurgeon Building into an art display of sorts for the holiday season.

The buddy cop genre lives again on `NCIS' spinoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- If any series has a shot at single-handedly reviving the buddy cop genre, it's "NCIS: Los Angeles."

Actor Gene Barry, dapper TV hero, stage star, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gene Barry, who played the well-dressed man of action in the television series "Bat Masterson," "Burke's Law" and "The Name of the Game," has died at age 90 of unknown causes, his son said Thursday.

Pee-wee Herman's big comeback

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The star may be Pee-wee, but his new live stage show is absolutely huge.

The 'Out West' Series at the Autry National Center

At the Autry National Center of the American West, there’s an exhibit of items from Western films. It includes the pistols used by Chevy Chase in “Three Amigos,” a coat worn by Clint Eastwood in “Unforgiven”… and now, the long sleeved shirts worn by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in the Oscar-winning film by Ang Lee, “Brokeback Mountain.”

CSU Long Beach proposal would erase Che Guevara image from art

Student leaders at public universities aren’t only debating fee hikes and class cuts. A Cal State Long Beach student senator wants an image of a hero of the Cuban revolution removed from a mural in the campus humanities building.

Former LA Times editor to head Daily Variety

Former Los Angeles Times editor Leo Wolinsky has been named editor of Daily Variety.

Singing karaoke keeps porn star industry humming

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Even the most ardent fans of porn star Julie Meadows are unlikely, it seems safe to say, to have ever seen her like this.

San Diego couple wins CBS 'Amazing Race' TV contest

Cool thinking at the craps table has won a San Diego couple $1 million on the CBS reality television show "The Amazing Race."

Artists, writers represent Los Angeles at international book fair

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.

Hasselhoff ex Bach arrested in LA on DUI charge

David Hasselhoff's ex-wife has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Los Angeles.

SHAG's new exhibit: Autumn's Come Undone

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.)

Shepard Fairey edits new 'Art For Obama' book

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.