Arts & Entertainment

Angel City Jazz Fest: How Eloise Klein Healy's poetry inspired a young LA composer's work

For pianist Cathlene Pineda, the words of L.A.'s first poet laureate, Eloise Klein Healy, inspired "The California Suite," debuting at the Angel City Jazz Festival.

Soloway: Envy of 'Girls' and 'Louie' led to 'Transparent'

'Transparent' creator says, "I really had spent decades hiding unlikable, unattractive Jewish girls in likable, attractive, non-Jewish actors and characters."

4 of America's most musical universities are in California

Four California colleges made Spotify's list of schools where students listen to streaming music the most: UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC and, coming in at number one, Cal Poly.

Remembering Christopher Hogwood, evangelist for early music

The English conductor, keyboard player and musicologist used modern scholarship and keen musicianship to bring new life to works by Handel and Bach, Mozart and Haydn.

Ai Weiwei shaped his Alcatraz exhibition from a distance

The dissident Chinese artist is prevented from leaving his country, but that didn't stop him from creating a show at the former notorious prison.

'Perfidia' — James Ellroy's retelling of the Japanese internment

Novelist James Ellroy meets KPCC's John Rabe in a jail cell to talk his new novel, "Perfidia," set in L.A. in the weeks around the beginning of the internment of Japanese-Americans.

The creator of 'black-ish' and ABC wrestle over episode about spanking children

Kenya Barris says the show's writers came up with an episode about spanking before the Adrian Peterson story broke. His challenge: Getting ABC to let it air in timely fashion.

The Gefilte Fish Line: A sweet and salty history of Jewish identity

Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa's wife Amber Rose files for divorce

Model Amber Rose is ending her yearlong marriage to Wiz Khalifa. She is seeking custody of their 20-month-old son and spousal support as laid out in a prenuptial agreement.

Streisand's history-making 'Partners' marks 6 decades of No. 1 albums

Billboard says Streisand's latest release debuted atop its 200 Albums chart, making her the only artist to issue No. 1 albums six decades in a row. Listen to a preview.

Larry Wilmore talks new comedy 'black-ish' tackling racial identity in today's world

The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore talks about the new TV show "black-ish" that he co-created and produced and his new role as host of "The Minority Report."

The keepers and sleepers of fall TV, from romances to murder

We look at a few of the fall shows that might be worth checking out, or at least worth checking on later.

Geena Davis Institute study shows gender gap in film/TV prevalent worldwide

The actress' research institute has released new data showing that women aren’t just getting a short shrift here in the U.S., but in movies and TV all around the world.

Space-inspired works by NASA artists now on display at AXS Festival in Pasadena

A series of lectures, performances, exhibitions and installations in Pasadena examines the points where art and science intersect. KPCC's Sanden Totten reports.

Tuesday Reviewsday: James Brown, Jason Moran and more

Our music critics join Alex in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday to talk about the latest in new music, including tunes from Jason Moran, Foreign Fields and more.

Are 'Gotham' and other comic book TV shows just a fad?

FOX's Batman prequel is the latest trend in comic book television shows that are popping up on the fall schedule. But has this genre been exhausted?