Arts & Entertainment


Obama battles 'superbugs' with national plan

Two million illnesses. 23,000 deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that's the human toll from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" each year in the United States.

Taraji Henson apologizes to police officers after racial profiling claims

Actress Taraji P. Henson apologized Friday for claiming her son was racially profiled during a traffic stop in Southern California last year. The Glendale Police Department released dash cam video of the encounter, which contradicted her son's claims.

'Walking Dead's' big finale: Six shows to watch this week

The Walking Dead's" season-long plotline involving a group that headed north from Atlanta all comes to a head in a 90-minute season finale on Sunday night. It's been a season in which Sonequa Martin-Green's character, Sasha, stood out: She's on ...

Angelina Jolie's message to kids at Nickelodeon show: 'Different is good'

Angelina Jolie took the stage Saturday at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards and delivered a message of hope to anyone who's ever felt out of place. In her first public appearance since revealing that she underwent a second preventative ...

Outrage over Jamie Foxx's Bruce Jenner joke at iHeartRadio Music Awards

Some viewers of the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night took to social media to vent about the opening monologue, saying one controversial joke by Jamie Foxx crossed the line.

‘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.