Arts & Entertainment


Composer David Newman remembers playing violin for John Williams's 'E.T.' score

This weekend, Angelenos have the unique opportunity to hear John Williams’s score to "E.T." performed live by the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

2015 Coachella Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 3

After teen deaths, LA County moves to restrict EDM festivals


County Supervisor Solis talks about the things that went wrong at HARD Summer Festival that led to the deaths of two festival goers, plus how the County Board is trying to make EDM festivals safer.

28th Telluride Film Festival Attracts Thousands

What to expect from the 2015 Telluride Film Festival

The Frame's host John Horn is in Colorado for the influential Telluride Film Festival and provides a preview of what to expect for 2015.

Jonathan Ames turns Patrick Stewart into an impulsive, hard-drinking newsman in 'Blunt Talk'

Jonathan Ames wrote the part of Walter Blunt specifically for Patrick Stewart, after Ames was approached by the series executive producer, Seth MacFarlane.

Apple, Google bring smartphone functions to car dashboards

Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier this fall.

Sony Pictures reportedly softened 'Concussion' out of fear of NFL

Leaked emails from last year's hack of the studio's computers reveal that efforts were made to take "most of the bite" out of the sports drama.

Kera and the Lesbians uses 'bi-polar folk' music to amplify queer identity

The band's name started as a joke, but front woman Kera Armendariz thought it was fitting for its unique folk sound and her androgynous look.

LA City Council approves another Pershing Square makeover

Downtown Los Angeles has seen major changes the last few years. Councilman José Huizar says that he wants Pershing Square to catch up.

Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

Jones boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug."

T-Pain can totally do the National Anthem without auto-tune

T-Pain made his name popularizing the sound of cranked up auto-tune, but he's also a real singer. He proved it last year in an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and now he did it again.

MOCA curator on artist Noah Davis: 'A little window is closed.'

Artist Noah Davis died Saturday, the same day MOCA opened a 'storefront' featuring the first work he showed at his The Underground Museum.

Los Angeles Opera drops price of seats for those under 30

The new pricing comes as the Los Angeles Opera celebrates its 30th anniversary, kicking off the season with a double bill revival production of "Gianni Schicchi," directed by Woody Allen, and "Pagliacci."

Songwriter and producer Dam Funk: 'I stayed with the funk'

The Pasadena native says he's glad fans are rediscovering funk music as a legitimate genre and not "some Dave Chappelle, Rick James joke."

Kermit finds a new pig following Miss Piggy breakup

OK, so put aside for a minute that the Muppets are fictional characters who aren't actually dating anyone — what's the deal with Kermit's new girl, or, uh, Muppet?

Black Violin mashes hip-hop and classical to break stereotypes on major label debut

Kevin Marcus and Will Baptiste 'bridge the gap' of classical music and hip-hop and break down the stereotypes they face as African Americans playing violins.

With Diane Coffee, Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming steps out in front of the kit

Shaun Fleming (aka Diane Coffee) on how he became the drummer for Foxygen, how he writes songs for Diane Coffee and how a sense of place affects his songwriting.