Arts & Entertainment

CNP Project/Workshop "Shelter" 4-15-2015

Rafael Hernandez/CalArts

Recreating hazardous journey to US rings true with actors

"Shelter," a CalArts play about child immigration, will go on the road after finishing a run locally.

EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, NC

Film and TV workers in North Carolina worried by effects of HB2

The widely denounced law, known as "the bathroom bill," is having an impact on a state that has been friendly to Hollywood productions.

James Turrell in Palo Alto: hot art bling is the new thing in Silicon Valley

The prominent international Pace Gallery has opened its first West Coast outpost, and it's not in San Francisco or Los Angeles. And there's even more art to see in the Santa Clara Valley.

How Lorene Scafaria used Susan Sarandon to break Hollywood barriers with 'The Meddler'

The filmmaker and her producer, Joy Gorman Wettels, insisted to financiers that their lead character had to be an actress of a certain age. And that's where Sarandon came in.

Cracker Jack's prize in the box will now be digitized

What do you get in Cracker Jack? A QR code, apparently. Cracker Jack fans aren't amused.

Prince's 'Purple Rain' coat is up for auction

Prince donned the black-and-white blazer with leather sleeves while riding a motorcycle with co-star Apollonia Kotero in the 1984 movie "Purple Rain."

Writer Tracy Oliver's rise from 'Awkward Black Girl' to big-screen 'Barbershop'

Oliver is a rising star in the film business, having attracted attention for her collaboration with fellow Stanford alumna Issa Rae on the web series, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl."

9 ways to zest up your weekend in SoCal

Whether you're drinking lemonade at the Citrus Fest or going pinkies-up at tea for Brit Week, this weekend's lineup of SoCal fun is sure to quench your spring-fever thirst.

Adam Young makes fictional film score for 'The Spirit of St. Louis'

The musician and composer takes a break from writing pop songs to create scores for fictional films based on historical events.

Official Whitney Houston doc in the works from Oscar-winner

The film will be the first to be authorized by the late pop superstar's estate since her death in 2012 at age 48.

LACMA gets historic $75M boost for new building

Two major donations to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are contributing to a new building that will house the museum's permanent collection.

Why are Lupita Nyong'o and Idris Elba being cast in non-human roles?

Vulture's senior editor Kyle Buchanan notes two Hollywood casting trends: studios placing top black actors in non-human roles and casting white actors to play Asian roles.

Prince tribute event set for the steps of LA City Hall

A memorial event to honor the late pop star Prince is scheduled to take place Friday, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Spring Street steps of Los Angeles City Hall.

How milk bottles and snow made Joe Goode's career

“Duchamp to Pop,” at the Norton Simon Museum, pays tribute to two landmark shows held in Pasadena in the 1960s. Artist Joe Goode was there — and he's still painting.

'Office Hour' explores the mindset of a school shooter

Raymond Lee stars in "Office Hour," a new play about an antisocial, potentially violent student — and the teacher who tries to get through to him.

On 'Frogtown,' an LA jazz guitarist tackles love, loss and new genres

Anthony Wilson is the song of beloved and influential Los Angeles bandleader Gerald Wilson, but he's also an accomplished guitarist in his own right. Now, he's taking up the vocal mic.