Documentaries look back on the events of April, 1992

The history of motion pictures, now over a century old, has spawned legions of genres and sub-genres, most of them fictional, or made up stories meant to replicate reality.

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

HBO presents “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

The name Henrietta Lacks may not be familiar to most Americans, let alone to the world.

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.

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 ...

‘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 ...

‘Kill ‘Em And Leave’ provides inside glimpse of the Godfather of Soul

The intriguing life of James Brown is best explained in just two words from the forward of James McBride’s riveting work “Kill ‘Em And Leave” (Spiegel & Grau, New York, NY, 2016) in which the author is warned “watch yourself” ...

Down the rabbit hole of the radical Left

A 19-year-old heiress, the product of one of America’s wealthiest families, is abducted by a left-wing revolutionary band of college-educated-suburbanites-turned-terrorists, led by an escaped convict and recent convert to Marxism. Within a couple of months, the kidnappers forward a “communiqué” ...

Racial tensions of 1992 revisited at CAAM

The California African American Museum (CAAM) continues its string of socially relevant offerings with a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riot/uprising, titled “No Justice, No Peace.” This multi-media exhibit utilizes archival materials including documents, newspapers ...