Arts & Entertainment

5 Every Week: A concert for dogs, Christmas caroling on wheels and Moog music at The Ace

Behold! five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to wild card adventures from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' pulls in record $57M on opening night

The most anticipated film in the galaxy opened globally Thursday, setting international and pre-sale box-office records and delighting moviegoers who've had tickets for months.

Baby steps: Love and 'The Big Bang Theory'

How does "The Big Bang Theory" mark one of the biggest events in nerddom, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"? Well, it thought of something.

Did you know 'Star Wars' was once an NPR radio drama?

George Lucas sold the rights to "Star Wars" in 1981 to KUSC for the grand total of $1. The station went on to produce one of the most popular NPR broadcasts ever.

Free weekend? 7 fun and almost-free things to do

This weekend is all about last-minute shopping, wintery workshops... and Seinfeld. Here's everything you need to know.

Star Wars for Newbies: What's the deal and why do fans care?

Are you among those who aren't fully versed in the Star Wars mythology? Here's a quick lesson in the key characters and why they resonate so deeply with audiences.

Kathleen Kennedy: From standing in line to see 'Star Wars' to producing it herself

The Lucasfilm president was handpicked by George Lucas to take over his company and the franchise. She's aware that all her film mentors have been men; "I need to bring other women along," she says.

9 Sylvester Stallone movie props you could own

More than 1,400 iconic props from Sly Stallone films like "Rocky" and "Rambo" are being auctioned off in Los Angeles this weekend.

Quentin Tarantino claims Disney pushed 'The Hateful Eight' out of the Cinerama Dome

Screenings of “The Hateful Eight” were supposed to start at the iconic theater on Christmas Eve, but Tarantino says his film has been bumped from the venue because of “Star Wars.”

Slideshow: 'Seinfeld' fans flock to pop-up set replica

Grab your PEZ dispenser and put on your puffy shirt because "Seinfeld: The Apartment" opens Wednesday in West Hollywood.

Song of the week: 'I've Got Your Number' by Larry Davis

The dancer turned graphic artist turned musician got his start crooning with a combo at the Air Force’s Officers’ Club, but didn’t truly pick up singing again until he was in his mid-seventies.

The Year In Documentaries: Many great films but no blockbusters

R.H. Greene assesses the year's best documentaries, including "Amy," "The Look of Silence" and "(T)Error." No blockbusters, but plenty of good films relevant to our culture.

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' sets new sales record

The album has sold 30 million copies in the U.S., making Jackson the first artist to attain 30-time multiplatinum status.

Cats and dogs partying like animals in ugly holiday sweaters

Television ushered the ugly sweater in and out in the 1980s. Then kids got in on the act and now, pets have nosed their way in.

Triumphant return for Cuban baseball defectors Puig, Abreu

The major leagues and Cuban baseball have been moving to rebuild ties since Presidents Obama and Castro declared that they would re-establish diplomatic relations.

LL Cool J back for fifth straight year as Grammy host

The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the rap artist and actor will be the master of ceremonies for the fifth consecutive year.