Arts & Entertainment

Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'Chase what inspires you and finish it'

The multi-talented Lin-Manuel Miranda — “Hamilton” creator, “Moana” songwriter — discusses whether the election has changed what he wants to do with his art.

1 great spot for live jazz in LA — and 6 live jazz albums you need to own

In 7 years, the audience at The Blue Whale in Little Tokyo has gone from being 3 awkward dudes nursing a Pepsi for two hours to a big crowd showing up for hip, progressive, youthful jazz.

Is Vizio's punishment for collecting data on TV viewers severe enough?

The FTC and the New Jersey Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Vizio, a smart TV company, for collecting and selling unauthorized viewing data of its users.

Meet Fragile Rock: Almost definitely the world's first puppet emo band

Watch the puppets sport eyeliner and sing a song called "I Am Sad And So Am I."

Pantages Theatre announces new season lineup

The theater's offering for the new season: "Aladdin," "Love Never Dies," "School of Rock," "The Color Purple," "On Your Feet" and "Waitress."

SNL enlists Melissa McCarthy to turn up heat on Trump White House

Saturday Night Live's history with political satire goes back to the Ford administration. What makes this season different is that the president is taking note.

Barry Jenkins: from relative unknown to 8 Oscar nominations for 'Moonlight'

Before making "Moonlight" filmmaker Barry Jenkins only had one other feature-length film under his belt. Now, he's going through the hectic experience of awards season.

'La La Land' continues dance to the Oscars with DGA win

At 32-years-old, Chazelle, a first-time nominee, is the youngest ever recipient of the DGA feature film award which all but guarantees an eventual Oscar win on Feb. 26.

'Zootopia' wins at Annie Awards and looks poised for Oscars

The Annie winner has won the best-animated feature Oscar in 10 of the 15 years since the Academy Awards introduced the category.

How the duo behind 3,000 SoCal buildings overcame discrimination

Paul Revere Williams and Maria Kipp are well-known among mid-century modern design enthusiasts — but now the San Bernardino County Museum hopes to shed more light on their impact.

Super Bowl ads 2017: What works, what doesn't and what gets political

While a significant portion of the Super Bowl watching audience are around for the ads, it's not just the TV-watching audience to which those ads are geared. Here's a few notable ads to watch Sunday.

'24' reboot criticized for rehashing Muslim stereotypes

The show will premiere just a week after President Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Composer Andrew Lockington's otherworldly score for 'The Space Between Us'

The Canadian composer discusses the bizarre assortment of instruments he used to create an effective but strange score for the sci-fi film.

Zoe Lister-Jones and the female power behind 'Band Aid'

The writer, producer, director and co-star of the film insisted on hiring an all-woman crew for her movie about a couple with marriage problems.

Fave Super Bowl Food: KPCC and listeners weigh in

Super Bowl LI takes place Sunday between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. But for many people, the food is as big a deal as the game. What's your favorite Super Bowl snack?

Song of the Week: Crying, in the rain, because Willie Nelson's Bako concerts are sold out?

Nelson wrote many great songs but "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," a breakout hit for the singer, was written by Fred Rose back in 1947, and was first performed by Roy Acuff. It was allegedly the last song Elvis ever sang.