Arts & Entertainment


Billy Ray Cyrus, Howie Mandel round out weekend at LPAC

The Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 West Lancaster Blvd., has two big names taking the stage to provide entertainment to the local community this weekend.

Hollywood by Choice

The 2017, 69th annual Emmy Awards may have had the lowest ratings in their televised history, but it didn't stop the production from making history.

‘North Pole’ takes look at a gentrified Oakland

Gentrification and progressive politics collide in the new web-based comedy, “The North Pole,”

Hollywood by Choice

Here's a quick look at what’s coming this fall starring Black performers of all ages.

“Who are Venus and Serena Williams”

“You kids quiet down!” If you’re feeling wild, you’ve no doubt heard that, or...

Faith Evans at Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Mall

Grammy Award-winning singer Faith Evans will headline a celebration on Saturday for the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Mall 70th anniversary.

Charles Burnett to receive honorary Oscar

Writer-director Charles Burnett, actor Donald Sutherland, cinematographer Owen Roizman and Belgian director Agnes Varda were named this week as recipients of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Honorary Awards.

'Cuz' examines mistakes of youth

It was a youthful indiscretion. A mistake made due to immaturity or naïveté. Something you did to look bigger, older, or bolder. You knew better but it shouldn't cost you everything, should it? As in the new book “Cuz: The ...

“Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green” by Jimmy McDonough

Difficult. We all know someone like that, who could charitably be called a challenge. Someone who swims against the current, who rubs people the wrong way, who makes you growly. In the new book “Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al ...

‘Born This Way’: The John Tucker Interview

John Tucker is an incredible individual living with Down syndrome—a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21—and is the star of hit A&E TV series “Born This Way.” Tucker has accomplished many ...

Hollywood by Choice

“Back in the Day” we used to ask, “Is it Black enough for you?” For the first time in Hollywood history we can again ask that question referring to the 2017 Emmy Nominations which boasts the largest number of people ...

Common adds voice to juvenile justice push in state legislature

Hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet Common this week added his voice to the campaign to reform California’s juvenile justice system by performing in the Imagine Justice concert at the Capitol Mall on Monday, as well as ...

Long Beach Indie Film Festival approaches

The fourth annual Long Beach Indie International Film, Media & Music Festival happening Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, at Cinemark at the Pine Theatres, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, features a diverse mixture of more than 180 selections across ...

“Truth Doesn’t Have a Side” by Dr. Bennet Omalu (with Mark Tabb)

Everyone you meet has an effect on your life. Somehow, in some way, others change you: a stranger’s smile lifts your mood. Kindness makes you happy. An injustice spurs you to action, making you someone else’s change. Clearly, as in ...

Leimert Park Theatre and Unity Festival opens this weekend

This year marks the return of the philosophy that made the former Los Angeles African Marketplace and Cultural Faire a popular destination each summer, and a twice selected 1996 and 2001 member of the American Bus Association’s list of Top ...