Arts & Entertainment


‘Almost Famous Women’

You were this close. You almost had it. Missed it by a hair, by just a smidge. You were slightly off the mark; in fact, almost too close to call. You didn’t get the cigar.

New play remembers music impresario John Dolphin

In the late 1940s—a full decade before Motown Records—John Dolphin opened his world-famous record shop at Vernon and Central avenues in South Los Angeles. It was an immediate hit with teenagers of all colors as Rock ’N Roll and Rhythm ...

10 websites changing the way we travel

Airbnb may be the poster child of the peer-to-peer movement, with more than 800,000 hosts and a valuation in excess of $13 billion.

‘Gong Show’ favorite dies at 82

Gene Patton, known to millions of ‘70s daytime TV viewers as “Gene Gene The Dancin’ Machine” on Chuck Barris’ “The Gong Show,” died this week in Pasadena after a long battle with diabetes. He was 82.

‘Ghettoside’ sheds light on LAPD South Bureau

The screenplay could develop into one of Hollywood’s most provocative and politically-charged films. Lots of cops. Plenty of bad guys. Loaded with pathos and sentimentality for those wishing to find justice. But the aspect of “suspended disbelief” would be too ...

Palmdale hosts delegation for L.A. Special Olympics

The city of Palmdale will host Special Olympics delegations of athletes and coaches from Cyprus and St. Lucia this summer as part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program.

Los Angeles County Air Show

Designed to highlight the many exciting aspects and applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the Antelope Valley

Plots still available at Palmdale’s Community Garden

There are still plots available for interested persons or groups who would like to to become “plot holders” this spring at the City of Palmdale Community Garden located at the Yucca Neighborhood House, 503 E. Ave. Q-3.

The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers performed at St. Bernadette Church

The Baldwin Hills community was able to witness concert spirituals at its finest, as the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers of Los Angeles filled the St. Bernadette Church with harmonies from African American composers of concert music, opera, and theatre music ...

Book fair celebrates ‘Blk Grrrls’

Several attendees actually passed up the space—an unassuming front on Maple Street just south of downtown, where a potted plant held a small sign pointing to a rear, large warehouse.

Black Dynamite: A comic book dripping with racial indecency

Although Hollywood has become saturated with a preponderance of superhero films—namely those licensed by the Marvel Comics franchise—these projects rarely, if ever, feature an African American lead. In the comic-book realm, a sweeping wave of cultural diversity has inspired the ...

Suge Knight hospitalized...again

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was hospitalized again Monday in the midst of a court hearing in which his pending robbery and murder cases were transferred to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, and he contended that he has fired ...

Los Angeles Philharmonic announces lineup for 37th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced this week the line-up for the 37th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Hollywood Bowl. An internationally acclaimed event, the Playboy Jazz Festival is ...

Stan Lee draws Spider-Man for a child with autism

It was a story that moved Stan Lee, the creator of many of the best-known superheroes in history, into action: a Spider-Man-loving boy with autism named Jamel Hunter. According to the New York Times, a December Times article about the ...

Superbug cases reported in North Carolina; 1 dead

The same superbug that contributed to two deaths in Los Angeles has been reported in North Carolina, where one person has died, a spokesman told CNN. Eighteen people have contracted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, so far this year, said Kevin ...