Arts & Entertainment

7 last-minute things to do July 4th weekend

Rarely do we get a three-day weekend, so let's take advantage. Here are seven fun and almost-free things to do with your time off.

Publicist: Shia LaBeouf being treated for alcoholism

Kates said in a statement that LaBeouf's recent actions — which include an arrest for disrupting a Broadway play — are symptoms of a larger health problem.

LA Anime Expo: Japan focusing anime and manga on foreign audiences

As AnimeExpo descends on LA, Roland Kelts talks about how shifting demographics in Japan are leading to a change in how anime and manga are developed and marketed.

Robin Williams pursues ongoing 12-step treatment

A spokeswoman for the 62-year-old actor-comedian says Williams planned the visit as a respite to recharge after more than 18 straight months of work.

Oscar-nominated writer-director Paul Mazursky dies

Paul Mazursky, the writer-director of such films as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.

Court to reconsider Barry Bonds' felony conviction

In 2011, a jury found Major League Baseball's all-time homerun leader guilty of giving evasive testimony to a grand jury investigating athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Iman Omari, Miles Tackett, Vacationer and more

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from bring us new music by Iman Omari, Miles Tackett, Vacationer and more.

Robert Townsend on 'Hollywood Shuffle' and roles for black actors today

Robert Townsend wrote, directed and starred in the movie, and its being celebrated as part of L.A. Magazine’s look at the '80s.

How the LA Galaxy are riding a World Cup ratings wave

L.A. Galaxy team president Chris Klein joined KPCC's Steve Julian to talk about how the team is taking advantage of a wave of new attention on soccer in the U.S.

World Cup kisses goodbye to Africa

With Algeria's overtime loss against Germany Monday, the last of Africa's representatives in the World Cup head home.

LA band Harbor Party pays tribute to Yacht Rock

Landon Beard, Harbor Party's lead singer, says yacht rock (The Doobies and Eagles, Steely Dan) may seem fluffy, but the tunes are complex and surprisingly difficult to play.

World Cup: US coach Klinsmann worried about Algerian referee

Klinsmann said Monday the French-speaking referee assigned to the Americans' second-round World Cup match will be able to communicate better with their Belgian opponents.

'Code Black' takes us into America's busiest trauma bay

And a young doctor gives us an inside view of the trauma and drama that unfolds in the legendary trauma bay C-Booth at LA County Hospital. His film, Code Black, won best doc at the LA Film Festival.

TV exec Garth Ancier sues accuser in withdrawn sex abuse lawsuit

Garth Ancier filed his lawsuit in a federal court in Honolulu two days after Michael Egan III voluntarily dismissed his case.

Soul singer Bobby Womack dies; 11 of his most epic songs

Famed soul singer Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70, according to a representative for Womack's label XL Recordings. Listen to some of his greatest recordings.

4 things you probably didn't know about Marlon Brando

July 1 of this year marks the 10th anniversary of actor Marlon Brando’s death. Here are a few things to surprise you about this master thespian.