Long Beach Indie Film Festival approaches

The fourth annual Long Beach Indie International Film, Media & Music Festival happening Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, at Cinemark at the Pine Theatres, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, features a diverse mixture of more than 180 selections across ...

Leimert Park Theatre and Unity Festival opens this weekend

This year marks the return of the philosophy that made the former Los Angeles African Marketplace and Cultural Faire a popular destination each summer, and a twice selected 1996 and 2001 member of the American Bus Association’s list of Top ...

Blind Dance Company allows non-sighted performers to showcase their talents

The newly-formed Blind Dance Company recently gave its first show on Aug. 12 at the Lazarus Experience in downtown Los Angeles. The Dance Company is made entirely of blind or sight-impaired dancers. According to Hydeia Muhammad, director and choreographer, the ...

The Undefeated’s 50 Greatest Black Athletes

The Undefeated.com is a website that focuses on the intersection of sports, race, culture, teamwork, statistics and more. Recently, the website published a list of the “50 Greatest Black Athletes.”

Three people sue pop star Usher

Three people sued Usher this week alleging the singer failed to disclose that he has genital herpes before having sex with them. The lawsuit brought in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Quantasia Sharpton and two other plaintiffs, identified ...

Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington take over the Hollywood Bowl

Continuing to re-imagine jazz, the ever-ingenious Oscar- and multiple Grammy-winning pianist - and the LA Phil’s own Creative Chair for Jazz - Herbie Hancock will bring his newest mind-blowing explorations to life with his amazing band, who will perform a ...

‘Cars’ tonight at The Amp

The popular Disney-Pixar animated film “Cars” will be shown tonight at Palmdale’s Family Movie Nights at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.

Gerald Albright in concert tomorrow

Smooth jazz comes to the Palmdale Amphitheater tomorrow evening with Gerald Albright and Jeanette Harris taking the stage as part of the City of Palmdale’s summer concert series. “These are two of the most talented and enjoyable performers in jazz ...

Kanye West sues insurance firm

Kanye West filed suit a this week in Los Angeles against Lloyd’s for $10 million, alleging the insurer refuses to pay out claims stemming from the cancellation of the rapper’s tour last winter due to apparent emotional issues.

Report finds little change made in Hollywood diversity standards

White, straight, able-bodied men have remained the norm in motion picture casting in the past decade, according to a USC film study released this week. “Inequality in 900 Popular Films,” prepared by Professor Stacy L. Smith and the Media, Diversity ...

Hollywood by Choice

Hollywood is all abuzz about Disney’s latest trailer that was recently released online featuring writer/producer/director Ava DuVernay’s most anticipated film project to date, “A Wrinkle in Time.” The 1963 classic children’s fantasy written by Madeleine L’Engle follows a little girl’s ...

Shakesperean comedy tonight

The Palmdale Summer Theatre Experience will present “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet,” a short comedy by Peter Bloedel tonight and tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. at The Palmdale Playhouse, located at 38334 10th St. East in Palmdale.

‘Girls Trip’: Devilishly raunchy, angelically fun

“Bridesmaids” raised the bar to a cinematic height that many critics surmised would go unmatched by any other female-driven film. But lo and behold, a newcomer has arrived with the potential to unseat its predecessor as the most enjoyable estrogen-fueled-film ...

Stevie Wonder Marries (For 3rd Time) To Tomeeka Robyn Bracy

Stevie Wonder, 67, and his fiancée, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, 42, who have 2 children together, made it legal and official at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles last weekend, according to People.

Desperate Kevin Hart Tries To Laugh Off Shocking Cheating Scandal

Kevin Hart attempted to brush off Radar’s shocking cheating scandal this week, despite being caught on camera with a mystery woman in the backseat of a luxury car in Miami Beach.