Arts & Entertainment

Signe Anderson, original Airplane singer, dead at 74

The vocalist, who survived cancer in her 30s, died on the same day that another Airplane member, Paul Kantner, died.

'Kung Fu Panda 3' takes no prisoners at the box office

The DreamWorks Animation film brought in a respectable $41 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. The movie cost $145 million to make.

SAG Awards: Idris Elba wins best supporting actor in contrast to #OscarsSoWhite

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were not so white. Elba, who was notably overlooked in Oscar nominations, won best supporting actor for child soldier drama "Beasts of No Nation."

How DreamWorks is working to make 'Kung Fu Panda 3' a true international success

DreamWorks is going to great lengths to make sure that the newest 'Kung Fu Panda' movie succeeds in what's becoming the largest movie market in the world

Sundance 2016: Writer-director Sian Heder draws from her days as nanny for 'Tallulah'

The filmmaker's debut feature, 'Tallulah,' tells the story of a young nanny who kidnaps a toddler in an impulsive attempt to rescue the child from a negligent mother.

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles to play Super Bowl halftime show

The philharmonic announced Thursday that students of YOLA's program at the EXPO Center in South L.A. will perform alongside the band Coldplay.

A short master class on music writing from a New Yorker critic

Alex Ross, music writer for The New Yorker, deftly explains technical terms so that the novice can see how music works. Listen to the interview along with music clips.

LA Art Show passes critic's 'Marilyn' test

Local art critic, gallerist and curator Mat Gleason says this year's L.A. Art Show at the convention center is better focused — and has weeded out a lot of the crap.

Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner dies at age 74

Few bands were so identified with San Francisco or so well-embodied the idealism and hedonism of the late '60s, and Kantner was the band's most political and experimental thinker.

5 Every Week: Paramount Ranch, pricy botanicas, camellias, secret bars!

Behold: Five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to an adventure we call "the Wild Card," from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

Rihanna's new album has finally dropped — was it worth the wait?

Dropped as a surprise release last night via Tidal, "Anti" is Rihanna's 8th album. But is it enough to distract from 2016's bevy of rap beefs?

10 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Let the countdown begin. We're just a handful of hours away from the weekend. Start planning — here are 10 almost-free things to do, from Bowie to a pizza crawl.

'Newtown' documentary explores aftermath of Sandy Hook shooting

The Sundance Film Festival has premiered a documentary by Kim Snyder called "Newtown," about the lingering effect of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary.

In Piano Bar 101, classes in the dying art of social singing

“People love to sing,” says pianist Ann Louise Christensen, “but there aren’t a lot of places that have piano bars anymore.” So she created Piano Bar 101, and holds classes at her recording studio in Glendale.

Baseball groundskeepers far and wide converge in LA

This week, Major League Baseball groundskeepers met at Dodger Stadium for the 18th annual Groundskeeper Conference—a yearly trade show and networking event.

Larry Klein: Working with Joni Mitchell led to a new path as a producer

After collaborating with Mitchell on several albums, Klein became a go-to producer for many artists. Now he's a Grammy nominee for pop music producer of the year.