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'Going Clear': Scientology doc director Alex Gibney says drones are 'God's Louma crane'

Alec Gibney talks about using drones to film his Scientology doc and describes finding a long-lost piece of archival footage featuring Church founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Burger Records expands its indie music mini-empire

Branching out from its original home in Fullerton, the record label opens a store in L.A.'s Cypress park neighborhood and preps for its 4th annual music festival.

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles YOLA

Language barriers disappear as young musicians from LA and Japan unite

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Fifteen members of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles are collaborating with a new ensemble in Fukushima, which is still recovering from the 2011 disaster.

KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015: Round 4 — Who makes the finals?

We're down to the final four. Here's what went down (who won in the battle between Serial and This American Life?!) and what's up next. Come vote!

Dudamel extends contract with LA Phil through 2022

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Board made the announcement from Tokyo during the orchestra's first tour of Asia under Gustavo Dudamel.

WATCH: Obama, a 'Wire' superfan, talks to show's creator David Simon

The president called the show "one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades." Their conversation was about the effects of the war on drugs.

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

The heat wave is back, just in time for the weekend. That's why we're keeping you cool with indoor events. Here's everything you need to know.

Wrestlemania 31 weekend: Jim Ross continues an epic career of storytelling

Jim Ross is the most famous pro wrestling play-by play commentator of all time. He no longer commentates for WWE, but he's still telling stories in person and online.

In 'Marilyn Forever,' a Hollywood icon gets the operatic treatment

Long Beach Opera's U.S. premiere of the new work has a libretto by Marilyn Bowering, who wrote a series of poems about Marilyn Monroe 30 years ago.

Chapman University's film department shows its stuff at the multiplex

The Orange County-based school has launched a production company that will make low-budget films for the marketplace, debuting with a psychological thriller, "The Barber."

Youth orchestra rides the LA Phil's coattails to Japan

Fifteen young musicians from Los Angeles will perform with a new youth orchestra from Fukushima, the area his by a series of disasters four years ago.

'Dreaming Sin Fronteras' removes border between real life and art

The stage production tells the stories of undocumented youth in their own words in a collaboration with musicians including Shawn King of DeVotchka and singer Ceci Bastida.

MOCA doubles your art pleasure with Sturtevant and Joseph exhibits

Kahlil Joseph's "Double Conscience" and Sturtevant's "Double Trouble" ask big questions at MOCA in Downtown LA.

'Downton Abbey' is officially saying goodbye

Recent reports were confirmed Thursday when the official announcement landed that "Downton Abbey"'s upcoming sixth season will be the end of the series.

How snobbery helped take the spice out of European cooking

Complex, contrasting flavors are a hallmark of Indian cooking. They used to dominate Western food, too. What changed? When spices became less exclusive, Europe's elite revamped their cuisines.

'Ready Player One' was written using cheat codes — here's our 11 faves

"Ready Player One" was written using classic video game cheats to play parts of classic games and write them into the book. That got us thinking about our favorite cheats — here they are.