Arts & Entertainment


“Nobody” by Marc Lamont Hill, foreword by Todd Brewster

Charges dropped. You were surprised, but not surprised. Hopeful that it might be different, but only barely. You know that these days, the idea of justice can be a slippery issue that’s sometimes based on all the wrong things, and ...

TV psychic Miss Cleo dies

Miss Cleo, the TV psychic whose pay-per-view service encouraged viewers to “call me now,” died July 26 in Palm Beach, Fla., following a battle with cancer. She was 53.

Black ringmaster leads the ‘greatest show on earth’

The greatest show on earth is being led by a Black man. Jonathan Lee Iverson is ringmaster of Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus as it makes appearances across Southern California. The circus has performed shows in downtown Los ...

Brave Like Me

Never be afraid of…. Your Mommy and Daddy have taught you that. Never be afraid of spiders, big animals, lightning, or loud noises. Always be brave, they say, and so you are – and in the new book “Brave Like ...

New exhibit at MOAH:CEDAR

MOAH:CEDAR will begin an exhibition tomorrow evening featuring artwork created by members of Lakes and Valleys Art Guild. The opening will include a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

See LeAnn Rimes tomorrow

Country star LeAnn Rimes will perform at 8 p.m. tomorrow to begin the Palmdale Summer Concert Series at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.

Kids Night Out...tonight

Palmdale’s Culture and Recreation Department will host this evening a Kid’s Night Out event from 6 to 9 p.m. at Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.

Hollywood By Choice

The 2016 Emmy Nominations are in and Black performers have something to shout about. Twenty-one Black actors and actresses have been nominated in a total of 16 acting categories, from comedies to dramas.

The Education of Kevin Powell

You never knew what you didn’t have. There were times in your childhood when cereal was supper because there was nothing else. When birthday toys seemed gently pre-loved, hand-me-downs were new to you, and you were none the wiser.

Public safety fair Aug. 4

n recognition of “National Night Out: America’s Night Out Against Crime” scheduled Aug. 4, the city of Lancaster is encouraging residents to join its sixth annual Public Safety Fair and Emergency Expo that evening from 4 to 8 p.m. on ...

Fiction merges with historical fact in Tarzan reboot

“Your Majesty's Government has been, and is now, guilty of waging unjust and cruel wars against natives, with the hope of securing slaves and women, to minister to the behests of the officers of your government.”

BET Experience at L.A. Live

BET was at the forefront of the entertainment world this past week, as the BET Experience hit L.A. Live, and culminated with the nationally televised BET Awards show.

Festival at Expo Park

The grand tradition of fireworks in Exposition Park continues July 2-4 as Los Angeles City Councilmembers Curren Price (Ninth District) and Marqueece Harris-Dawson (Eighth District) will present a “Fourth of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show.”

Acting camp set in July

There are a limited amount of spots available for the Palmdale Playhouse Summer Experience, a theatre workshop designed for teens ages 13 to 17 years.

Free summer concerts scheduled

Six free “Music in the Park” events will take place on alternate Thursdays this summer at Palmdale’s Poncitlan Square, located at 9th Street East between avenues Q-9 and Q-10. The concerts will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. from ...