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Marty & Elayne: LA's favorite jazz duo is still swingin' at the Dresden after 35 years

The couple's status as L.A. legends gained global fame in 1996 thanks to their appearance in the Vince Vaughn-Jon Favreau movie, “Swingers.”

"School Of Rock" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

'School of Rock' star sweats, spits and loses 2 lbs a night

Alex Brightman, the lead in the musical 'School of Rock,' knew he couldn't do a Jack Black impression — so he channeled W.C. Fields and Walter Matthau instead.

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Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, other icons set to rock SoCal festival

The concert promoter behind Coachella and Stagecoach has assembled some of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll history for a one-off festival this October.

Remembering the Atomic Cafe, Little Tokyo’s punk haven

Flash back in time to discover a Japanese-American cafe turned punk rock hub in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo neighborhood.

Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, the Getty and me

Marc Haefele reviews Patti Smith's performance at The Getty -- her late former lover Robert Mapplethorpe as background -- and remembers the favor she asked years ago.

Geena Davis talks Bentonville Film Festival

Actress Geena Davis tells host Alex Cohen why a town with no theaters was the perfect place to launch her own film festival.

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.

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.