Arts & Entertainment


Annual California Poppy Festival set for April 26-27 in Lancaster

On April 26-27, the 23rd Annual California Poppy Festival will deliver two days of music, art, food and fun with “incredible energy and beautiful weather” at Lancaster City Park, 43011 N. 10th Street West, Lancaster. The festival will feature performers, ...

‘Showtime’ fondly recalls Lakers’ championship years

When Earvin “Magic” Johnson abruptly changed Jack Kent Cooke’s lunch menu, a new era of Los Angeles Lakers basketball had begun. By then, the eccentric sports mogul had turned over the keys to his Fabulous Forum to Dr. Jerry Buss ...

LPAC prepares for Jukebox Saturday Night

The Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC) Foundation will host Jukebox Saturday Night, its fourth annual gala and grand auction Saturday, June 7, at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the gala, sponsored by Gene Wheeler Farms Inc., will go toward the foundation’s ...

Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif - A 40-year-old rapper known as “Christ Bearer” sliced off his penis and jumped from the second-floor balcony of his North Hollywood apartment today, but survived what was believed to be a suicide attempt.

Jay-Z brings new music festival to Grand Park

Mayor Eric Garcetti and other Los Angeles leaders took turns quoting lyrics by rapper Jay-Z Wednesday as the music star joined them outside City Hall to announce a two-day music festival to be held at downtown’s Grand Park this Labor ...

The ever-changing dynamic of the Hip Hop audience

Hip hop has come a long way since its inception in the early 1980s. Originally seen as a primarily Black phenomenon, Hip Hop had a strong influence on the Black culture and it was easy for the Black population to ...

Gospel Singer Jessica Reedy: “Better”

Gospel Singer Jessica Reedy is doing so much “Better” these days than in years past.

‘Nixland—My Wild Ride in the Inner City Check Cashing Industry’

"…I’m charming, I’m dashing, I’m rental car bashing I’m phony paper passing at Nix Check Cashing.” -from “High Plains Drifter,” by the Beastie Boys, 1989.

DeShai Cole: Forgiveness and Triumph

Taking the industry by storm DeShai Cole does it all. A radio show host, sex and relationship consultant, and beauty maven, Cole is motivated to empower women of all ages, all around the world.

‘Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs’

Dear Diary… You’ve written that many times in your life. Little hurts, schoolgirl crushes, firsts, lasts, and thoughts. It’s all written in your journal so you’d see where you came from and where you’re going.

‘Springfest’ tomorrow in Palmdale

The popular Children’s Spring Fest & Egg Hunt will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Palmdale Amphitheater. It is free and open to kids ages two through 12.

Lupita Nyong’o: Skin Game

The buzz is somewhat tapering off regarding the success of the Oscar winning Best Picture 12 Years a Slave, but the impact of the movie and what it implies still has Hollywood movers and shakers buzzing. The two lead characters, ...

April is Austism Awareness Month

At last week’s city council meeting, during a presentation by Councilmember Sandra Johnson, the city of Lancaster announced that it will observe Autism Awareness Month this April.

Tammi-Mac: ‘Bag Lady’

If you’re like most people, you come with a lot of baggage; old hurts that won’t go away, anger, bitterness and stupidity…and that’s just for starters. Actress and radio personality Tammi-Mac is one such person. Yes, she makes you laugh ...

The Internet's best April Fools gags

A new digital map helps you find the Pokemon among us. YouTube made a shocking confession, Samsung and HTC advanced the world of wearable tech with souped-up gloves and you'll never have to take another lonely selfie, thanks to The ...