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Dave Koz and friends headline Jazz fest

Summertime always brings a favorite tradition—live musical performances in the park. There is a positive energy for people as they listen to a familiar song with family and friends while enjoying food and sunshine. This Sunday, that summer tradition continues ...

New YouTube show ‘C.A.K.E. The Series’ aims to improve Black image

Americans live on a steady diet of reality television shows, social media, and Hip Hop music. Whether you are young or old, Black or White, you are being exposed to themes and ideas that the media wants you to see;

Behind Robin Williams’ genius was the great comic Jonathan Winters

Before Robin Williams, there was Jonathan Winters. Winters begat Williams, if only in comedic spirit.

Youth Sports & Healthy Families Festival returns for a sixth year

Santa Clarita’s annual Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival is back and better than ever in 2014. The free, action-packed event will feature sports activities, interactive lessons, healthy food demonstrations and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, ...

Famed actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

Actress Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced Hollywood icon known for her sultry sensuality, died Tuesday. She was 89.

Robin Williams and the next generation of comics

Comedic actor Robin Williams died at his Northern California home Monday, law enforcement official said. Williams was 63. Coroner investigators suspect "the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia," according to a statement from the Marin County, California, sheriff's ...

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' sequel set

The next "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie appears to be locked and loaded.

Concert series continues on the BLVD

The Sierra Toyota Scion All-American Concert Series, co-sponsored by BeX Bar & Grill, continues to entertain attendees this month, with bands bringing their talents to the BLVD Bandstand stage. The weekly Farmers Market will also continue to draw in hundreds ...

NAACP Theater Awards set

The NAACP will host its 24th annual theatre awards weekend Sept. 11-14. It begins with a two-day theater festival that will showcase 20, 10-minute plays and will be hosted by actor Carl Gilliard.

Open carry kid's book a sensation

A children's book about gun rights has benefited from an unexpected boost in sales after it became the subject of a mocking segment on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week.

Keke Palmer is Broadway's first black Cinderella

Keke Palmer's newest role is making history.

"Bachelor in Paradise" premiered Monday

In the spinoff "Bachelor in Paradise," ABC has rounded up past "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" contestants to give them a second chance at finding love. (Or is that fame? Perhaps a lucky few will find both.)

‘Banda Machos’ wrap summer concert series at Palmdale Amphitheater

Mexican regional sensations “Banda Machos” will bring their unique blend of Banda, Quebradita and Ranchera sounds to the Palmdale Amphitheater stage tomorrow.

Central Avenue Jazz Festival attracts thousands of patrons

There was music galore, food aplenty and fun for all last weekend at the 19th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival. An estimated 30,000 people attended the two-day showcase outside the famous Dunbar Hotel where multi-ethnic guests of all ages enjoyed ...

‘Visionary Man’

Many of us have known people like J.B. Murray, eccentric old souls whose lives seem lit by some inner flame that guides them to places in the mind where no one else can follow. They may have been poor and ...