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Homemade sushi is easy with surimi

Sushi is a popular choice for a night out with friends or a romantic date night, but good sushi can also break the bank

Unpacking Rhimes’ ‘Year of Yes’; a look at ‘Cold Cold Ground’

The Palmdale City Library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., will host at 6:45 p.m. May 17 the next meeting of the African American Book Club to discuss “Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be ...

Acting workshops this month

A unique series of acting workshops will be conducted May 21 and 26, and again on June 12 at the Palmdale City Library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd

Father Comes Home from the Wars’ into a world of confusion

Sterling K. Brown turns in a sterling performance in the Center Theatre Group’s production of “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3),” playing at the Mark Taper Forum through May 15.

Writing My Wrongs’ provides reader with clarity, admiration of troubled teen

Shaka Senghor’s riviting novel, “Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison” (Drop A Gem Publishing, 2013, $26), goes far beyond the typical inner-city narrative focusing on poverty, gangs, drugs and misspent youth.

Memorial Service to be held for Prince

Prince Memorial Service to be held in LA

President Obama, public leaders, mourn Prince

The reaction to the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, more commonly simply known as Prince, has come from all reaches of society. Prince was found unresponsive at Paisley Park – his home and entertainment compound – in the early morning ...

Book and art festival on May 7

Palmdale City Library and Legacy Commons for Active Seniors will host on May 7 a book festival and ARTown Fusion, a celebration of literacy and artistic culture for all ages. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. ...

Genealogy class set tomorrow

Palmdale residents who wish to delve into their family tree can attend a free “Genealogy and the Internet” session tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway.

Director Charles Burnett feted in Westwood

Celebrated filmmaker Charles Burnett returned to his alma mater on April 5 for a screening and discussion of his 2003 documentary, “Nat Tuner: A Troublesome Property.”

Hollywood by Choice

Friday, April 22 the much talked about, highly controversial film “Nina” will be released in theaters. The film stars the very popular actress Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone. Because she does not remotely favor Simone, Saldana’s skin was cosmetically darkened, ...

Hollywood by Choice

Friday, April 22 the much talked about, highly controversial film “Nina” will be released in theaters. The film stars the very popular actress Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone. Because she does not remotely favor Simone, Saldana’s skin was cosmetically darkened, ...

Music icon Prince dead at 57

The death of musical icon Prince prompted a flood of stunned tributes from luminaries in the worlds of music and entertainment Thursday, all hailing the 57-year-old icon for penning the soundtrack of a generation.

Hollywood by Choice

When I say “get your laugh on,” I really mean it. Two new films will have you laughing out loud. It’s rich Black humor at its best. Friday, April 15, Ice-Cube is back in the barber seat with “Barbershop The ...

Hollywood by Choice

A big question mark looms over Hollywood at this time of the year. It’s pilot season and this year’s proposed new crop of network shows is now in production. Which of these shows will be break-out hits, which will flop ...