Arts & Entertainment

For the first time, 'SNL' will be live on the West Coast

The three-hour delay will be eliminated for the first time since the debut of "Saturday Night Live" in 1975, giving Californians the same privilege that East Coast viewers have enjoyed for decades.

'The 14th Factory': Come for the Instagram pics, stay for the journey

L.A. has plenty of art museums and galleries, but The 14th Factory is something different. It's a series of installations designed to take visitors on a journey.

Tift Merritt recorded her latest album for a 'mystical audience of one'

Merritt talks about the major life changes, including pregnancy, that influenced her latest album, "Stitch of the World."

Coachella: A few last-minute pointers

The first of two weekends that make up the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is here. Here are a few things to know before you make your way out to the festival.

Joe Goode: The Milk Bottle and the Infinite (Review)

"There is a good deal more here that shows us how Goode keeps returning, and keeps progressing, as he enters his eighties, painting strong. Staying ahead of us."

6 ways to win this Easter weekend in SoCal

Sure, that big music festival in the desert is a thing, but here are some alternatives — including plenty of egg-cellent bashes, a screening of Bugs Bunny cartoons and more.

Vonnegut's work still 'dynamite' 10 years after his death

"It's a comic voice but it's also subversive. When I first read him and there was a feeling of 'Oh, it's funny!'... then I'd go back and reread and think 'Why did I find this funny?' They're actually dark and serious."

Matt, Ed Asner on their autistic sons and the AutFest Film Festival

The first ever AutFest happens at the AMC Orange 30 next weekend. Its films are about and by people with autism.

Dash Shaw's animated feature is a mash-up of art film and disaster flick

The cartoonist's first feature film, "My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea," uses old-school animation methods.

What does a concert sound like to the orchestra?

As you sit in the audience and hear the carefully balanced sound, have you wondered what the musicians themselves might hear?

Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. Murphy was 57. He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on "Chappelle's Show" on Comedy Central.

Remembering a father-in-law who gave up fame and money for creative bliss

Branden Morgan, comedy writer Roy Battocchio's son-in-law, remembers a wise-cracking, loving, creative force.

J. Geils Band founder John Warren Geils Jr. dies at 71

John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band, has died in his Massachusetts home. The band's first big hit "Love Stinks," a rant against unrequited love, was the title song on their 1980 album.

The LA band Jungle Fire lays down some tropical funk

The group's latest album, called “Jambú,” reflects a wide range of musical influences — from James Brown to Fela Kuti to Irakere and L.A.'s own War.

'Finding Oscar' documentary explores US role in Guatemalan civil war

The film revisits a massacre in the small Guatemalan village of Dos Erres where 250 people were killed in 1982 by government soldiers.

How one-man play 'The Encounter' uses sound to tell its story

Simon McBurney and his theater company, Complicité, use binaural recordings and improvised soundscapes to tell the story of a lost National Geographic photographer.