Arts & Entertainment


Charles Barkley talks “American Race”

“People never talk about race until something bad happens. I want to provide a conversation.” —Charles Barkley

‘Bronzeville, Little Tokyo’ serves up WWII L.A.

As the 33rd iteration of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (http://festival.vconline.org/2017/) gets underway today through May 3, a special

“Jake the Fake Keeps It Real” by Craig Robinson, Adam Mansbach, art by Keith Knight

You got this. You know what’s up. You’ve been schooled and you know how things work, how it is, how it goes down. You can do it, no problem. You got this – except when, as in the new book ...

Documentaries look back on the events of April, 1992

The history of motion pictures, now over a century old, has spawned legions of genres and sub-genres, most of them fictional, or made up stories meant to replicate reality.

Artistic tribute to the Black Panthers on view in Chinatown

The Gregorio Escalante Gallery (http://www.gregorioescalante.com/) in Chinatown Chung King Arts District recently experienced its largest turnout since its 2015 establishment, with the reception for

HBO presents “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

The name Henrietta Lacks may not be familiar to most Americans, let alone to the world.

“Finding Gideon” by Eric Jerome Dickey

It wasn’t where you put it down. The last time you saw it, it was over there where you laid it. You remember doing that; you even gave yourself a brain-nudge so you wouldn’t forget but now it’s not where ...

Sheila E on stage July 15

Sheila E will perform at the Palmdale Amphitheater on Saturday, July 15 at 8 p.m. Known for hits like “Glamorous Life,” “The Belle of St. Mark,” “Hold Me,” “Sister Fate,” and “A Love Bizarre,” Sheila E is a world-class drummer ...

Dodgers host ‘Billy Joel Night’

In anticipation of his May 13 concert at Chavez Ravine, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ first postgame fireworks show of the 2017 season tonight will be accompanied by songs from the famous “Piano Man” Billy Joel.

‘Guerrilla’ revisits Black Radicalism within the United Kingdom

John Ridley is on a roll. A seasoned writer whose credits stretch back to the 1990s, his 2013 Oscar winning screenplay for “12 Years a Slave” vaulted him into the stratosphere of show biz.

“The Book of John Gray”

I suppose you’re wondering who is John Gray and what is his book about? If you’re not familiar with Gray, you soon will be. On Saturday, April 15 at 10 p.m.

“Early Sunday Morning” by Denene Millner

Each Sunday, your family has a routine they follow. Everyone gets up early to the smells of a good breakfast that Mama makes; she serves all your favorites before you go to church to raise your voice and praise God. ...

LeVert2 continues group’s R&B legacy

Older R&B fans will be pleased to hear the group LeVert is still around and producing new music, even though original band members Gerald and Sean Levert passed away.

Will.i.am settles suit against production company

Will.i.am and a production company settled a lawsuit in which the Black Eyed Peas singer alleged the company reneged on repaying a $300,000 loan.

Harriet Tubman: WGN’s “Underground”

Mark your calendars for April 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT for WGN’s series “Underground” when actress Aisha Hinds (“Shots Fired,” “Under the Dome,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) stars as abolitionist Harriet Tubman in an unprecedented look at the life and ...