Arts & Entertainment

Suzan-Lori Parks: Today is 'very much the same' as 1862

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's latest work, "Father Comes Home From The Wars," connects the notion of freedom from the Civil War to the present-day.

Ben Harper: 'We've come too far to still be here'

The socially-conscious singer and songwriter addresses police brutality against African Americans on his new album, "Call It What It Is."

Weekend Events: 8 great things to do in Los Angeles

We've got eight great ways for you to spend your weekend — from an overnight comedy show to beer, baseball and a bonus Carrie Brownstein appearance.

3 things to know about the Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival

Organizers say they don't want the three-day annual music festival — slated for June 2017 at the Rose Bowl — to become Pasadena's version of Coachella.

New 'Star Wars' trailer previews the story of rebels past

A teaser trailer dropped today for "Rogue One" — the latest "Star Wars" film that is the first in a series of spinoff films that will include a young Han Solo story.

Universal Hollywood's Harry Potter attraction opens

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened to a huge crowd before dawn Thursday. See images of the park's attractions.

Advocates gather at City Hall to urge more investment in the arts

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors declared this week Arts Week, while arts advocates gathered at City Hall on Wednesday to push for more funding.

What you need to know before you (try to) visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Hold on to your scarf and run through Platform 9 3/4. The newest attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood opens on Thursday.

RIP Merle Haggard: 'He knew what pain and isolation' were

Filmmaker Gandulf Hennig talks about his documentary on the outlaw country music star, who died on his 79th birthday.

California country music legend Merle Haggard dies at 79

The masterful guitarist, fiddler, songwriter and co-founder of the "Bakersfield Sound" died Wednesday at his home, on his birthday, his manager said.

Jesse Eisenberg multitasks between the screen and the stage

The actor is currently in "Batman v Superman" as the villain Lex Luthor. And the first play he wrote, "The Revisionist," is having its West Coast premiere at The Wallis.

The guy who made Marvel's 'Black Panther' a reality

Axel Alonso talks about the importance of featuring characters of color and what it took to bring Ta-Nehisi Coates into the fold.

Mini-Coachella is coming to Pasadena

The weekend-long Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival could draw up to 90,000 people per day with musical acts performing on four stages.

Comedic couple Kulap Vilaysack and Scott Aukerman partner up for 'Bajillion Dollar Propertie$'

The fake reality show about high-end Los Angeles real estate agents is a comedy version of all those house-hunting shows on networks like HGTV and Bravo.

'Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar actor who warned 'It's a trap!' dies

Erik Bauersfeld's amphibious Rebel commander was far from the biggest role in the "Star Wars" movies, but three words transformed a bit part into a fan favorite: "It's a trap!"

Jessie Kahnweiler tries finding comedy in bulimia in 'The Skinny'

“The Skinny” is a darkly funny Web series inspired by comedian/YouTube star Jessie Kahnweiler’s own struggle with bulimia.