Mike Roe

Arts & Entertainment, LAist

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Los Angeles is the home of arts and entertainment. My job is to help you figure out what is worth your time, and introduce you to other talented Angelenos who make it happen. This is a space for the creative work you care about — or don’t know about yet.

Stories by Mike Roe

Rain barrels: LA 'sold out' until January; offers $100 rebate

While the 1,000 free rain barrels made available Monday have long since "sold out," 400 more will be made available in January and the rebate if you buy your own is $100.

YouTube launches streaming service as artists look to pull music

YouTube is launching YouTube Music Key, a new premium subscription service set to compete with the likes of streaming music services like Spotify and Rdio.

Veteran killed after homecoming party never served in Afghanistan, Army confirms

Police announced the arrest of a suspect in the shooting: Vincent Estrada, 18, was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder Tuesday.

Covered California goes on open enrollment health care bus tour

Officials with Covered California are getting the word out about open enrollment for health insurance available under the Affordable Care Act.

'Serial': The hottest podcast with the most spot-on parodies

The "Serial" podcast is all that the media-obsessed can think about right now. Here's why, along with a look at the best "Serial" parodies.

'Star Wars' Episode VII gets a name, Internet makes jokes

The new "Star Wars" movie has finished principal photography — and has a new name. Fans responded with, of course, jokes. We've got the best ones.

Artie Lange's '@midnight' appearance canceled over racial remarks

Comedian Artie Lange had a scheduled appearance on Comedy Central's "@midnight" canceled after making racially-charged remarks about an ESPN host on Twitter.

Election 2014 national results: Republicans take control

Republicans needed to pick up just six seats in Tuesday's elections to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the key question is how big the GOP gains will be.

Upright Citizens Brigade opens new LA theater on Sunset

The UCB Theatre has carved out a big place in the Los Angeles comedy scene. Now they're expanding that influence with a new theater and training center on Sunset Boulevard.

Riverside house delivers musical lights after being shut down

A Riverside resident has been doing Halloween light shows since 2008 and he's back this year with three new songs — after getting shut down for a couple of days.

'Classic Alice' gives a college girl's life literary treatment

Alice Rackham is a college student who responds to a bad grade by living her life according to the themes of classic literature. Learn about this Web series here.

New MLS Los Angeles soccer team, ownership announced

Major League Soccer announced a new Los Angeles soccer team Thursday: the Los Angeles Football Club. The team will compete with the L.A. Galaxy.

Halloween: Find where famous dead people are in Southern California

This collection of maps looks at the locations of the eternal resting places of a number of luminaries, including many buried right here in Southern California.

All upcoming Marvel, DC movies — and why there's no Hulk, Black Widow

There are plenty of Marvel and DC Comics movies coming up, but some fans' dream movies aren't happening. Here's why, plus a calendar of all the announced movies.

Pomona SWAT officer shot in San Gabriel

A Pomona SWAT officer was shot early Tuesday while police were serving a search warrant in San Gabriel. He was identified at a Tuesday afternoon press conference as Shaun Diamond.