Arts & Entertainment


Ron Glass of ‘Barney Miller’ dies at 71

Actor Ron Glass, best known for playing dapper Det. Ron Harris on the long-running sitcom “”Barney Miller,” has died at the age of 71. Glass died Nov. 25 in Los Angeles, according to Leon Jones, who works at SGI-USA Los ...

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Emmy Award-winning comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey is on the move. Mark your calendars for Monday, Dec. 5 when Harvey hosts “Showtime at the Apollo” on the Fox Network. The show will repeat Saturday, Dec. 31 from 8 ...

“Brief Histories of Everyday Objects” by Andy Warner

Imagine the first person who created a toothbrush. Better yet – imagine life before a toothbrush. Think about it: getting your mouth minty-fresh wasn’t exactly easy with twigs or rags. Same things with clean hair, unspoiled leftovers, unsmelly bathrooms, or ...

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TV ONE is on fire! Keeping its promise to “Represent,” TV ONE presents its “TV Winter ONEDERLAND” of holiday programming. Get ready for original movies, an “Unsung Thanksgiving Day” marathon,“Rickey Smiley For Real” marathon, and a three-day, 100+ “A Very ...

Best of Zeppelin at LPAC

Take a trip back to the 1970s tomorrow as Zeppelin USA, popularly known as ZUSA, takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

Vin Scully, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will receive Medal of Freedom

Retired Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully and former Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were among 21 recipients announced this week of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

DuBay’s ‘The Priest and the Cardinal' reveals entrenched religious dogma

The title suggests a running confrontation between a subordinate and a superior. And while the dichotomy between two partners in faith may reveal how difficult change can be within religious orthodoxy,

Capitol Records 75th anniversary

Capitol Records will begin a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary Tuesday with the unveiling of a "Star of Recognition" and a proclamation declaring Nov. 15 Capitol Records Day in the city of Los Angeles.

“Little Shaq: Star of the Week” by Shaquille O’Neal, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

Being a responsible kid has its rewards. First, there’s the feel-good; you did well, and you can be proud of yourself. That leads to the second benefit: adults see your responsibility, and you’ll have earned their trust. And in the ...

The American Film Institute presents its 30th iteration

festivals can be a welcome departure from the formula driven blockbusters that dominate the movie industry. This year’s 30th annual American Film Institute Festival, held Nov. 10-17, offers up a platform for emerging talents to showcase their wares, along with ...

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Okay, get ready to mark your calendars because here are the upcoming holiday movies you don’t want to miss. As always my focus is on those movies that star and or feature Black performers, and this year we’ve got some ...

Documentary recalls the history of local dissent

Among the offerings at the upcoming “I’ve Known Rivers Film Festival” is a documentary highlighting an obscure facet of the Black Liberation struggle, titled “Jackson: Not Just a Name.”

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Cuban-American singer Celia Cruz goes down in history as one of the most popular salsa performers of all time. Known as the “Queen of Salsa” Cruz has made more than 75 albums including 23 that went gold, and won several ...

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When it comes to Black entertainment history in Hollywood, you should always be prepared to learn something new. A good place to start is the Turner Classic Movie Channel. TCM sometimes features those pioneering Black stars that you may or ...

CAAM introduces fall exhibition season with ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’

“While the California African American Museum opened its doors in 1984 (chartered in 1977), it has until recently remained one of the best kept secrets in Los Angeles.” —Deputy Director Naima J. Keith