Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest returns to Palmdale

The Antelope Valley Desert Divers (AVDD) will present their Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon..

From easy art to a sweet treat

Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up..

NBA icon Connie Hawkins passes at 75

"...the only damaging statements about his involvement were made by Hawkins himself...

Musician Bunny Sigler dies at 76

Walter “Bunny” Sigler, who with producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, helped to create the “Sound of Philadelphia” brand of 1970s soul music, died over the weekend...

Lionel Richie receives honor

Singer Lionel Richie was named today the inaugural recipient of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's...

Tapestry brings fashion to the masses

On Sunday, Oct. 8 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the kick off of LA...

Tom Petty dies after heart attack

Tributes and expressions of mourning have poured in from around the world for Tom Petty,

‘Lightning Men’ takes literary noir look at Atlanta in 1950s

If you’d have blinked, you would have missed the flash but you’d have known it was there by the rumble that followed.

Billy Ray Cyrus, Howie Mandel round out weekend at LPAC

The Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 West Lancaster Blvd., has two big names taking the stage to provide entertainment to the local community this weekend.

‘North Pole’ takes look at a gentrified Oakland

Gentrification and progressive politics collide in the new web-based comedy, “The North Pole,”

Faith Evans at Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Mall

Grammy Award-winning singer Faith Evans will headline a celebration on Saturday for the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Mall 70th anniversary.

Charles Burnett to receive honorary Oscar

Writer-director Charles Burnett, actor Donald Sutherland, cinematographer Owen Roizman and Belgian director Agnes Varda were named this week as recipients of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Honorary Awards.

‘Born This Way’: The John Tucker Interview

John Tucker is an incredible individual living with Down syndrome—a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21—and is the star of hit A&E TV series “Born This Way.” Tucker has accomplished many ...

Common adds voice to juvenile justice push in state legislature

Hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet Common this week added his voice to the campaign to reform California’s juvenile justice system by performing in the Imagine Justice concert at the Capitol Mall on Monday, as well as ...

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 ...