Arts & Entertainment


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 “Iconic: Black Panther,” a presentation of artwork inspired by the Black Nationalist organization active in the ...

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 ...

“The President’s Kitchen Cabinet” by Adrian Miller

Eight courses. You seriously doubted if the food was ever going to stop coming, though you hoped it wouldn’t: you’d tasted all your favorite dishes, and then some. It was a meal fit for a King or Queen. Or maybe ...

‘I called him Morgan’ revisits a Jazz tragedy

Jazz and the crime film, or more precisely “film noire” is as a perfect a fit as any in the canon of film genres. In the hands of the right musician(s), improvisation can make for an intriguing counterpoint to the ...

Lecture series kicks off with Maya Angelou documentary

Charles Reese, an international performing artist, educator and cultural architect for public engagement, will host a special screening of the 2017 NAACP-nominated documentary film, “Maya Angelou—And Still I Rise” for the Pasadena City College (PCC) campus community at Westerbeck Recital ...

Hollywood by Choice

“Shots Fired” is destined to be the newest, big hit series that will air on Fox. Why? Because from the outset it is an intelligent production with an outstanding cast delivering scripted lines that America needs to hear. “Shots Fired” ...