Arts & Entertainment


CAAM celebrates Black Music Month with free show

On Sunday, the California African American Museum (CAAM) hosted a free concert outside its doors in Exposition Park to celebrate Black Music Month and the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the non-profit organization ...

Lupita Nyong'o joins 'Star Wars' cast

It continues to be the year of Lupita Nyong'o.

Rihanna bares almost all in sheer, sparkly dress

Rihanna's presence at Monday's CFDA Fashion Awards nearly eclipsed the ceremony itself, and she did it while wearing almost nothing at all.

“I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller”

You wish you’d never done it.

‘1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever’

You know the rules. Each base must be touched, each ball hit within bounds - or so you hope. No spitballs, corked bats, pine tar, or steroids. Four bases to run. Three strikes, you’re out.

DryTown Water Park opens tomorrow

Palmdale’s DryTown Water Park will open for the 2014 season tomorrow at 11 a.m. “The forecast says it’s going to be DryTown weather this weekend,” said DryTown Manager Eric Dombrowski. “Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s which means ...

State agriculture profits may not suffer from drought as expected

The proverbial “good news-bad news” scenario presents itself this week with indications that the California drought may not cost the agriculture industry as much as was believed. The industry will reportedly incur less than half the losses forecast in March ...

United We Stand Festival a huge success

On Saturday May 10, the Free & Equal Election Foundation hosted the United We Stand Festival at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. The festival was initially scheduled to be held at the UCLA campus, but was changed at the ...

‘Hip Hop Family Tree’ intertwines two uniquely American art forms

The fact that this writer is not a habitual listener of Rap is, simultaneously, a negative and positive in reviewing the subject. Obviously not being a fan means not being intimately familiar with all that contributed to the development of ...

'The Shield' actor Michael Jace charged in wife's shooting death

LOS ANGELES, Calif., -- Michael Jace, who played a Los Angeles cop in TV's "The Shield," has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his wife, police said Tuesday.

Lancaster Auto Mall announces chili cook-off and 48-hour sale

The Lancaster Auto Mall, 10th Street West and K8, is sponsoring its first-ever HOT HOT HOT Chili Cook-Off tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature live music from local band Shotgun Granny, as well as ...

‘Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore’

You need to change things up. A new sense of style is called-for, a new job, new digs, maybe a new outlook on everything. Out with the old, in with the new, different, exciting.

The Amgen Tour of California rides into Santa Clarita

The City of Santa Clarita will be at the center of the cycling world today and tomorrow as the 2014 Amgen Tour of California returns to Santa Clarita for the sixth time in race history for the Stage 6 and ...

Youth Activities Leagues offer kids outdoor activities

The Century Station Youth Activity League (YAL) Program is one of the busiest centers out of 17 Youth Activities Leagues in Los Angeles County. There are approximately 280 kids each day that participate in the YAL and the summer programs ...

‘From the Rough’ is a great family movie

Now in theaters is the inspiring and true story of a woman who just wouldn’t accept ‘no’ for an answer. From the Rough tells an unexpected story of courage, drive, and a sport that didn’t appear to have room for ...