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 ...

‘Hidden Colors 3’

In Tariq Nasheed’s third installment of “Hidden Colors,” there are disturbing graphics, educational interviews and new presentations of familiar, rumored conspiracy theories, which in the words of Arsenio Hall, will make you go “hmmmm ….”

Historic Dunbar Hotel hosts Central Avenue Jazz Festival

It’s time once again for cool Jazz on a warm summer afternoon. The 19th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival will take place this weekend in front of the famed Dunbar Hotel on historic Central Avenue in South Los Angeles. Showtime ...

Grand Park, Music Center to host National Dance Day

The Music Center, 135 North Grand Ave., and Grand Park, 200 North Grand Ave., are partnering with The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF) to present the West Coast’s flagship National Dance Day event for the third year in a row. Dancers ...


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The Whispers perform at Palmdale Amphitheater tomorrow

The legendary R&B group “The Whispers,” members of the Vocal and R&B Halls of Fame, will take the stage at the Palmdale Amphitheater tomorrow.