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Ervin announces state senate bid

Johnathon Ervin has announced that he will vie against Sharon Runner for the 21st Senate District seat in next year’s election. Ervin, a Democrat, said in his announcement statement this week that he wants to focus on “leading the charge” ...

“Pardon My Hearse”

The job you were hired to do and the job you do today sure are different. The Old You, in fact, would only barely recognize the way things are done in the modern workplace: you’ve welcomed revolving competition, new technology, ...

Kanye West gets 'Kanye'd' by onstage heckler at Glastonbury

Now Kanye West knows how it feels to get upstaged, even if just for a few seconds. A heckler invaded the stage Saturday night during West's opening song at Glastonbury Festival. It's no secret that more than a few people ...

Dance becomes a moving experience

Four distinctive contemporary dance companies, including Lula Washington Dance, will give L.A. arts lovers another way to enjoy movement, when the program “Moves After Dark,” comes to the Los Angeles Music Center July 13, 14, 20 and 21.

Rapper Lupe Fiasco takes on white supremacy

Lupe Fiasco has a message for white supremacists: There is nothing "supreme" about you.

(Not so) overnight sensation

One of the many memorable quotes left to us by novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald is his observation that, “There are no second acts in American lives,” which has been widely interpreted to mean that we can never recover from early ...

How a Pixar animator learned to think like an 11-year-old girl

Pete Docter, the legendary director behind Up and Monsters Inc., has a new animation which is about to hit the big screen. Inside Out is set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl whose emotions -- joy, sadness, anger, fear ...

Miami's best beach bars

Miami Beach's bar scene isn't all bikini-clad bartenders serving overpriced shots to sunburned spring breakers (though there's a lot of that). Leave Ocean Drive behind and you'll find a craft cocktail lounge, a '90s punk rock bar and a basement ...

The Red Bicycle

Last years’ swimsuit is way too small for you now. You’ve outgrown most of your summer clothes, in fact, and you’ve given them away; you can’t wear them anymore, so someone else may as well use them. But clothing isn’t ...

#JurassicWorld: Pterodactyls, product placement and Chris Pratt

"Jurassic World" took to the screens with a big bang this weekend, raking in $511.8 million at box offices worldwide -- making it the biggest grossing movie opening of all time. Those involved were exceedingly grateful, such as actor Vincent ...

Lil Wayne: I just signed a deal with Jay Z

Lil Wayne dropped a bombshell Saturday that left fans simultaneously celebrating and speculating over what it could mean. "I just signed a deal with my motherf--king idol, Jay-Z," said the rapper, whose real name Dwayne Carter, as he took the ...

Dual talents of Les McCann on display with “Invitation to Openness”

Mixing musical genres is such a given in contemporary entertainment that one is tempted to believe that this is a new phenomenon. In actuality, this co-mingling of “tropes” or stylistic embellishments associated with specific musical idioms to create new and ...

A.C. Bilbrew Library closesA.C. Bilbrew Library closes

On July 12, A.C. Bilbrew Library will close temporarily for about a year to allow the county to effect a $4.4 million refurbishment of the facility which was initially erected in 1974.

‘Cooley High’ marks 40th anniversary

“Cooley High,” the 1975 cult movie classic that came to be known as “The Black American Graffiti” will be saluted during a program that honors the 40th anniversary of this film, during a special screening June 20 from 7 p.m.-2 ...

Finding Samuel Lowe

Your last family reunion was a big one. It was fun, too, and eye-opening. You hadn’t really stopped to think about how many people are related to you until you saw aunts you hadn’t seen in decades and met cousins ...

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