Arts & Entertainment

Oscar nod for Pixar's Indian-themed short, 'Sanjay's Super Team,' debut film for Sanjay Patel

Pixar animator Sanjay Patel's mild mannered father is the hero of a short showing how an Indian immigrant's son comes to respect his father and his father's religion.

Gray-haired granny? An 85-year-old writer goes punk rock instead

When novelist Anne Bernays became a great-grandmother, she dyed her hair bright blue. She says young people tend to treat the elderly as if they're dumb, "whereas I feel like I'm still a teenager."

'Jessica Jones': Netflix's even darker spin on Marvel superhero noir

Writer-producer Melissa Rosenberg says she was attracted to the project by being able to write about a woman who is multi-leveled, complex and sexual being.

Pandora gets into 'on-demand' music streaming with its purchase of Rdio

Pandora is known for curating playlists and a radio-like experience for listeners, but now the service is add on-demand listening to compete with Spotify and Apple Music.

Donald Sterling loses appeal to reverse sale of Clippers

The 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled Monday that Sterling failed to show any legal error by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge who approved the sale last year.

Conan O'Brien's 'weird diplomacy' in Armenia

The late night host takes his abroad again, this time with his assistant, who is of Armenian descent. And he meets a group of unlikely fans: teenaged Syrian refugees.

In 'Song of Lahore,' Pakistani musicians fight social stigma to play the music they love

The new documentary "Song of Lahore" tells how traditional Pakistani musicians found a new audience through YouTube after decades of local suppression.

In 'You’ve Heard These Hands,' pianist Don Randi chronicles his career with The Wrecking Crew

Randi has written a memoir about his time with the legendary L.A. studio band, working with everyone from Brian Wilson to Frank Zappa to James Brown.

Metro touts LA transit connection to new Missy Elliott track

Metro took a ride on the coattails of rapper Missy Elliott Thursday after she released her latest single, which uses their downtown station as part of its backdrop.

Singer, drag performer Joey Arias channels Billie Holiday

Arias takes his performance of Billie Holiday's music to Los Angeles' REDCAT Theater this weekend in a performance the New York Times called "devastating."

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do in LA

Did someone say Friday? We don't know about you, but we sure are ready to kick back and relax.

5 Every Week: 11 hour movies, salad and rock gardens

Here are five great things to do in Southern California this coming week, hand picked for you from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

At just 27, bassist and singer Katie Thiroux already keeps up with jazz legends in LA

Thiroux is one of 11 semi-finalists, and the only Angeleno, in the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition.

Paul Bettany: From 'Shelter' to 'Avengers,' he finds meaning in stories

Paul Bettany has written and directed "Shelter," a movie about homelessness. But for the "Avengers" actor, his new departure comes from an old love of storytelling.

Adrian Tomine goes back to his California roots in 'Killing and Dying'

The graphic novel is a collection of six stories that were somewhat inspired by Adrian Tomine's life in California, being a parent and finding the true meaning of home.

Video: 'Grey's Anatomy' star brings activism to acting

Sara Ramirez didn't see herself reflected on the silver screen growing up, but her love for the arts drove her to pursue a career in acting anyway.