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How one LA teen turned turmoil into a ticket to Broadway


High schooler Shaila Essley competes Monday night in the national finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, one of the most prestigious opportunities for young actors.

Japanese American internment art

Internment art to be displayed at Japanese American National Museum


The museum in Los Angeles will display the collection of art done by people of Japanese descent who were imprisoned over fears that they were spies.

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Original 'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies


Rand was an early character on the show, but Whitney was written out after eight episodes. One of her most famous appearances on the show was fighting off an evil Kirk.

Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

William and Kate's new baby won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl. But that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale.

Mayweather wins decision in richest fight ever

Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout.

American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

For the third year in a row, the favorite has won the Kentucky Derby.

Mayweather, Pacquiao ready for the ring — and a big payday

The two fighters have been in negotiations for tonight's fight in Las Vegas for some six years. Win or lose, they each stand to earn millions.

B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas

The 89-year-old musician posted thanks on his official website for fans' well-wishes and prayers on Friday after returning home from a brief hospitalization.

Mexican actress, immigrant icon 'La India María' dies

The iconic and beloved actress, screenwriter and director has died at age 74, the Mexican film institute announced Friday.

Maysles' penultimate film tells 93-year-old style icon Iris Apfel's story

The film's producers Laura Coxson and Rebekah Maysles talked about the legacy of Maysles Films and say the production company likely won't live on after Albert's death.

Why MoMA is a huge disappointment and the Whitney gets it

"The Guggenheim is that friend that has an amazing apartment but has no idea what to do with it, and they're always going off half-cocked and coming back with a big mess."

Drake drops a new mixtape — for the Sotheby's art gallery

“I Like It Like This” pairs art with music picked by Drake. "One of the things you learn walking through this exhibit is that Drake apparently sees sex everywhere he looks."

New generation of Vietnamese art explores past, pushes boundaries

We sit down with three Vietnamese American artists who are using art to explore new territory: family, memory, silence.

'Age of Ultron' composer Brian Tyler tells the secrets of iconic themes

"If you're going to have music there, you should have it and you have something that says something," says Brian Tyler. He's done that on "Age of Ultron," "Furious 7" and many more.

'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King is dead at age 76

King died Thursday, his publicist said. "Stand By Me" was chosen one of the Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America.

8 SoCal shops to check out on Independent Bookstore Day

It's like Record Store Day for the bookish crowd. Shops across Southern California will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with events and special edition items.