Articles in the “arts” category

21 Awesome Things To Do This Post-Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov. 29 - Dec. 1

21 Awesome Things To Do This Post-Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov. 29 - Dec. 1

Catch two wildly different versions of the Nutcracker. Watch Willy Wonka at the drive-in. Start shopping at unique and handmade craft markets.

One Of This Year's Most Critically Acclaimed Directors Also Made An LA Thanksgiving Movie

One Of This Year's Most Critically Acclaimed Directors Also Made An LA Thanksgiving Movie

You may have missed it, but the director of "Bend It Like Beckham" and this year's "Blinded by the Light" also made a uniquely L.A. holiday movie.

Hollywood Christmas Parade 2019: Why It's Beloved & How To Avoid The Traffic

Hollywood Christmas Parade 2019: Why It's Beloved & How To Avoid The Traffic

Here's everything you need to know about the history -- and the traffic.

31 Fabulous Things To Do In Southern California This Thanksgiving Week: Nov. 25-28

31 Fabulous Things To Do In Southern California This Thanksgiving Week: Nov. 25-28

Burn some calories at a turkey trot. Then check out the holiday classic "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," "Love Actually Live" and a UCB show that improvs a Thanksgiving family meal.

"Love Actually Live" Brings London Love To Los Angeles
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The iconic 2003 feel-good film, Love Actually, has evolved into a live-action wintertime staple that involves a 15-piece orchestra, an all-star cast of singers, and classic scenes from the film.

These Photos Capture The Birth Of SoCal Skateboarding In The 1970s

These Photos Capture The Birth Of SoCal Skateboarding In The 1970s

How drought and new wheels made skateboarding a '70s L.A. craze.

24 Of The Coolest Things to Do In Southern California This Weekend: Nov. 22 - 24

24 Of The Coolest Things to Do In Southern California This Weekend: Nov. 22 - 24

Santa Claus is coming to town. So is Kanye West's biblical opera. Seasonal craft fairs and holiday markets get rolling while UCLA and USC face-off on the gridiron.

The Anaheim Convention Center Mindfulness Expo Is The Weekend After Thanksgiving

The Anaheim Convention Center Mindfulness Expo Is The Weekend After Thanksgiving
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The day is divided into fourteen 50-minute workshops. All are welcome, no matter where you are on your meditation and mindfulness journey.

'Dreamers and Schemers' Tells The Story Of How The 1932 Olympics Brought Glamour To LA

'Dreamers and Schemers' Tells The Story Of How The 1932 Olympics Brought Glamour To LA
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Barry Siegel discuss his new book, "Dreamers and Schemers: How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global Metropolis", at the Last Bookstore.

Area Man Launches The Avocado -- The Onion For LA

Area Man Launches The Avocado -- The Onion For LA

If you've ever been disappointed that the Onion isn't satirizing a super-specific L.A. frustration, The Avocado is here for you.

How The Dark Future Of Blade Runner's 2019 Los Angeles Looks In The Light Of Actual Today

How The Dark Future Of Blade Runner's 2019 Los Angeles Looks In The Light Of Actual Today

Here's what happens when dystopian futurism meets a modern-day newsroom of realists. This is an LAist deep dive.

19 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Nov. 18 - 21

19 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week: Nov. 18 - 21

Julie Andrews, Corita Kent, masa madness, mariachi music and a David Bowie-themed burlesque are just a few of the events on tap this week.

This Is How They Do The Holidays In Beverly Hills. They Go BOLD.

This Is How They Do The Holidays In Beverly Hills. They Go BOLD.
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Every Friday and Saturday evening through December 21st, BOLD will include live entertainment, music, lighting installations, extended shopping hours, holiday dining, and more.

You Can't Usually Play An Escape Room More Than Once, But This LA Game Wants To Solve That

You Can't Usually Play An Escape Room More Than Once, But This LA Game Wants To Solve That

Hatch Escapes wants you to try escaping from the same room twice.

27 Of The Best Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend: Nov. 15-17

27 Of The Best Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend: Nov. 15-17

Solange curates a free weekend of art and performances. Seven OC cities Meet on Beach. A food fest celebrates chicken tenders. Go-kart racing meets cosplay.

Snow Day LA Brings Tubing & A Winter Garden To Elysian Park

Snow Day LA Brings Tubing & A Winter Garden To Elysian Park
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From now until December 29th, every Friday through Sunday, the event will open its doors for guests to enjoy a snowstorm of fun that includes a crystal garden, light shows, tubing, and more.

How To Become An Imagineer, According To The Director Of Disney+'s 'The Imagineering Story'

How To Become An Imagineer, According To The Director Of Disney+'s 'The Imagineering Story'

There's a new Disney+ documentary series on the history of Imagineering -- we asked the director how you can become an Imagineer too.

My Stay At The Lisa Frank Flat Was All Rainbows, Unicorns And... Controversy

My Stay At The Lisa Frank Flat Was All Rainbows, Unicorns And... Controversy

Allegations of artistic theft. A social media backlash. Let's take a trip down the rainbow rabbit hole.

16 Fabulous Happenings In Southern California This Week: Nov. 12-14

16 Fabulous Happenings In Southern California This Week: Nov. 12-14

Enjoy a nighttime adventure under the full moon. Watch documentaries on Blue Note Records or climate activists in Ecuador. Attend film festivals. Listen to Flea talk about his new memoir with Malcolm Gladwell. And Sleater-Kinney's in town with new music and a new lineup.

Rodeo Drive Kicks Off Six Weeks of BOLD Holiday Events

Rodeo Drive Kicks Off Six Weeks of BOLD Holiday Events
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On Thursday, November 14th, BOLD (Beverly Hills Open Later Days) Holidays  will kick off festivities with the Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration.

LA Philharmonic Might Take Over Managing The Ford Theatre

LA Philharmonic Might Take Over Managing The Ford Theatre

The same group that manages the Hollywood Bowl might take over the Ford.

29 Awesome Events In Southern California This Veterans Day Weekend

29 Awesome Events In Southern California This Veterans Day Weekend

Celebrate Veterans Day with a number of events. There's also a coffee festival, a lutefisk dinner, a screening of Coco at the Hollywood Bowl and a marketplace of American Indian goods.

An Oral History Of Blade Runner's 2019 Los Angeles, Because The Future Has Arrived

An Oral History Of Blade Runner's 2019 Los Angeles, Because The Future Has Arrived

It took place in November 2019. Pretty soon, Blade Runner will take place in the past.

19 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week

19 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week

It's throwback week with several musicans and bands from the '90s crawling out of the woodwork. Plus, there's a major audio festival and French bread (as in literally flown from France).

AFI's Lineup This Year Is Legit - Here's What To Pay Attention To

AFI's Lineup This Year Is Legit - Here's What To Pay Attention To
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This year's festival, which kicks off on Nov. 14 and runs until Nov. 21, screens more than 140 films in iconic venues, including the retro-glam Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.

Haunted LA: Angelenos Share Their Spookiest Tales

Haunted LA: Angelenos Share Their Spookiest Tales

Just try to get through this post without getting chills.

32 Fabulous Happenings In Southern California This Weekend

32 Fabulous Happenings In Southern California This Weekend

So much to do! Celebrate Día de los Muertosr. Ice skate in Santa Monica. Ride the A Line (fka the Blue Line) for FREE. Eat fried chicken sammies and drink historic cocktails.

A Boyle Heights Artist Is Mailing Thousands Of Messages Of Hope To Immigrant Detainees

A Boyle Heights Artist Is Mailing Thousands Of Messages Of Hope To Immigrant Detainees

Sending a beautiful bouquet of flowers to someone in an immigrant detention center is nearly impossible, unless you use your imagination.

A Brief History Of Boyle Heights, In 6 Landmarks

A Brief History Of Boyle Heights, In 6 Landmarks

By the early 20th century, the neighborhood had become a multi-ethnic enclave but that's partly because not every neighborhood was open to everyone.

Ask OK Go How To Make Cool Videos And How To Talk To Girls On Their SoCal Tour Stops

Ask OK Go How To Make Cool Videos And How To Talk To Girls On Their SoCal Tour Stops

The band's secret to creative success is a magic equation: "Every once in a while, 1 plus 1 is 5 million."

How To Dress Like LA For Halloween -- Your Last-Minute Costume Guide

How To Dress Like LA For Halloween -- Your Last-Minute Costume Guide

Come out to the coast, put on these costumes, have a few laughs.

22 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week

22 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week

Spooky and scary events abound. Get dressed up for West Hollywood's massive Halloween street carnival. Take an urban hike to the Yorba Cemetery. Check out a matinee of Mad Love. Watch an improvised version of the slasher flick Saw. Listen...

'Make America Laugh Again' Brings Conservative Comics Together In Long Beach

'Make America Laugh Again' Brings Conservative Comics Together In Long Beach

This conservative comedian wants to put comedy first, message second.

Do Latinx Fans Still Love Morrissey (And Will They Show Up At Hollywood Bowl This Weekend)?

Do Latinx Fans Still Love Morrissey (And Will They Show Up At Hollywood Bowl This Weekend)?

Fans have had to confront the singer's embrace of hard right, extremist politics. How did we get here?

36 Awesome Events in Southern California This Weekend

36 Awesome Events in Southern California This Weekend

'Tis the season for Día de los Muertos events, fall festivals, Halloween parties, Victorian zombies, corgis on the beach and Glenn Danzig.

21 Of The Best Things To Do In Southern California This Week

21 Of The Best Things To Do In Southern California This Week

Your week's about to get busy. A dive into baseball history, a set from Austin's hottest new soul act, 70-cent breakfasts, a visit from Ronan Farrow and a twilight hike. Your week's about to get busy.

LA's Halloween Haunts: These Are The Folks Being Paid To Scare You Half To Death

LA's Halloween Haunts: These Are The Folks Being Paid To Scare You Half To Death

"When I saw them [running] out of the maze, screaming, terrified for their lives, it was a great satisfaction." -- one of the people who scared you at Halloween Horror Nights

27 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In Southern California

27 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In Southern California

Learn about the art of tarot and lotería cards. Party with P-22, the coolest cat of them all. Sample a Taste of Soul. Check out the creepy new thriller "Lighthouse."

Indian Dance Performance Blooms In 'Crucible of Inspiration and Ideas'

Indian Dance Performance Blooms In 'Crucible of Inspiration and Ideas'
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You can find yourself transported to this ancient way of expression on Saturday, October 19th at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles.

Frankenstein, Dracula And The Mummy Are Haunting LA's Natural History Museum

Frankenstein, Dracula And The Mummy Are Haunting LA's Natural History Museum

Don't worry, the Mummy's curse isn't real. (To the best of our knowledge.)

Pumpkin Nights Unleashes 3,000 Hand-Carved Creations On Southern California

Pumpkin Nights Unleashes 3,000 Hand-Carved Creations On Southern California

If you want a Halloween experience that's less about scares and more about seasonal joy, Pumpkin Nights is here for you.

28 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Weekend

28 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Weekend

Saddle up and check out the rodeo. Watch scary movies. Meet animals and plants that go bump in the night. Listen to tales from KPCC's Unheard L.A.

How To Become An LA Comedian: Cristela Alonzo Explains

How To Become An LA Comedian: Cristela Alonzo Explains

She became a stand-up superstar and got her own TV show. Here's how you can (maybe) do it too.

An Assembly of Legends Combine Their World-Renowned Talents For 'The Day'

An Assembly of Legends Combine Their World-Renowned Talents For 'The Day'
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Together these four artists have created a spectacle of dance and music that offers a look into how lives are lived and how souls go on after death.

17 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Week

17 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Week

Dine with vampires, taste Filipino ice cream and catch Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes) as she flies solo.

28 Awesome Events In Southern California This Weekend

28 Awesome Events In Southern California This Weekend

End your workweek with a Donnie Darko screening. Eat all the mole, souvlaki, dumplings and beer. And stop by KPCC's and LAist's Open House.

Moroccan Pop Artist Hassan Hajjaj Presents 'My Rockstars' At The Ford Theatres

Moroccan Pop Artist Hassan Hajjaj Presents 'My Rockstars' At The Ford Theatres
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The event is a live performance where Hajjaj has styled and blended a group of artists that reflect traditional and contemporary Moroccan art and performance.

Take It Back To The Twenties This Weekend

Take It Back To The Twenties This Weekend
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(Courtesy of The Homestead Museum.) On October 5th and 6th, relive the excitement of the Roaring Twenties at the Homestead Museum's annual Ticket to the Twenties festival. Enjoy vintage jazz, dancing, fashion shows, silent films with live musical accompaniment,...

17 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week

17 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week

Find the perfect pumpkin. Get lost in a maize maze. Listen up at a female-centric podcast festival. Toast the Groundlings as they turn 45. 

A Childhood Obsession Led To This New Atlantis-Themed DTLA Escape Room

A Childhood Obsession Led To This New Atlantis-Themed DTLA Escape Room

Here's your chance to take a trip to Atlantis, in return for solving SO MANY PUZZLES.

32 Awesome Events In Southern California This Weekend

32 Awesome Events In Southern California This Weekend

Climb the Bank Tower in DTLA. Watch a "Killer Crocodile." Attend Tegan & Sara's book launch. Catch the L.A. Opera -- at the beach.

Rare Books LA Flies Over To The Westside This October

Rare Books LA Flies Over To The Westside This October
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More than 75 rare book, fine print, photography, and ephemera dealers will be sharing items that will appeal to anyone from Batman fans to those who dabble in witchy things.

Moby Headlines A Benefit That Supports Inmates With Music

Moby Headlines A Benefit That Supports Inmates With Music
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On September 28th at the Ford Theatre, Jail Guitar Doors presents their annual benefit, Rock Out 5!.

Blue Man Group Is Here In Hollywood, So We Can All Figure Out What Exactly They Are

Blue Man Group Is Here In Hollywood, So We Can All Figure Out What Exactly They Are

So wait, what exactly are these guys? We THINK we figured it out.

46 Things To Do This Halloween in Southern California

46 Things To Do This Halloween in Southern California

From immersive experiences to theme park scare zones, zombie walks and horror flicks, we found 40 essential Halloween happenings.

19 Awesome Events In Southern California This Week

19 Awesome Events In Southern California This Week

Carla Hall talks about soul food and justice. Beyond Fest and Queen Mary's Dark Harbor jump into the Halloween season. Pop-up Magazine returns with its fall edition.

You Get One Free Ticket On Museum Day. Make It Count, LA

You Get One Free Ticket On Museum Day. Make It Count, LA

Here's where to get your arts and culture fix for free in L.A. on Saturday.

What Universal Studios' Waterworld Got Right About A Stunt Show, Wrong About Climate Change

What Universal Studios' Waterworld Got Right About A Stunt Show, Wrong About Climate Change

An actual Waterworld is impossible, but this show's stunts only SEEM impossible.

29 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Weekend

29 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Weekend

Say goodbye to Cafe Nela. Celebrate Oktoberfest. Run for the Homeboys. Party for Rosh Hashanah. Nosh on vegan tacos.

This Portrait Gallery In LA Highlights The Everyday Heroism Of Sikh Americans

This Portrait Gallery In LA Highlights The Everyday Heroism Of Sikh Americans

A new exhibit at The Museum of Tolerance spotlights the often misunderstood religious group, which holds equality and service to humanity in the highest esteem.

Live Like The Aristocracy At The ArcLight's Downton Abbey Experience

Live Like The Aristocracy At The ArcLight's Downton Abbey Experience

Keep a stiff upper lip and a box of popcorn for the ArcLight's Downton Abbey Experience.

17 Fabulous Events Happening In Southern California This Week

17 Fabulous Events Happening In Southern California This Week

Tales from the Video Store screenings. Restaurant pop-ups from Oakland and Moscow. Knott's Scary Farm. A preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term

Halloween Horror Nights: A Photo Tour Of The New 'Ghostbusters' & 'Us' Mazes At Universal Studios

Halloween Horror Nights: A Photo Tour Of The New 'Ghostbusters' & 'Us' Mazes At Universal Studios

Whether you want ghosts or evil doppelgangers ready to murder you with scissors, Halloween Horror Nights has it all.

29 Awesome Events In Southern California This Weekend

29 Awesome Events In Southern California This Weekend

Mexican Independence Day festivities. Art and music festivals from Glendale to Santa Monica. And the Halloween season begins.

La Espina Weaves Light and Shadow for a Modern Take on Flamenco

La Espina Weaves Light and Shadow for a Modern Take on Flamenco
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Go to a place that evokes dreamy memories, surreal light play and complacent beauty with award-winning flamenco artist Olga Pericet.

These Deaf Writers Couldn't Find A Community In LA -- So They Created A TV Show

These Deaf Writers Couldn't Find A Community In LA -- So They Created A TV Show

Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman created and star in "This Close," which returns to SundanceTV for its second season.

BAM! ZONK! KAPOW! There's a Batman Run Downtown!

BAM! ZONK! KAPOW! There's a Batman Run Downtown!
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Your favorite billionaire with a crime-fighting superhero side hustle is getting celebrated in Los Angeles at the DC Batman Run--and you're welcome to join the party. The Caped Crusader turns 80 this year, and to commemorate him, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have organized a 5K nighttime race through Downtown Los Angeles.

We're All Invited To Friendsgiving... But Will Anyone Show Up?

We're All Invited To Friendsgiving... But Will Anyone Show Up?

Could there BE any more ways the '90s sitcom wants you to remember its anniversary?

These Latina Businesses Are Changing How LA Shops -- Online And IRL

These Latina Businesses Are Changing How LA Shops -- Online And IRL

To brick-and-mortar or not to brick-and-mortar? That is the question.

17 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

17 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

Ask a mortician about death. Check out a doc about Los Tigres Del Norte. Taste wines from the Valle de Guadalupe. Learn Latin history from John Leguizamo.

Binge 19 New Pilots At PaleyFest's Fall TV Previews

Binge 19 New Pilots At PaleyFest's Fall TV Previews

See all the new stuff first, with the casts -- and some of the screenings are even free.

28 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Weekend

28 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Weekend

Pirate camp. Ali Wong. A "really really free" market. Buskerfest. A Pokémon pop-up bar. The East L.A. Mexican Independence Day Parade

17 Fun Things To Do In Southern California This Week

17 Fun Things To Do In Southern California This Week

Listen to Middle Eastern beats on the pier. Watch a crosswords and comedy show. Celebrate the songs of Britney Spears.

Welcome To The Museum Of Black Art Tucked Away In A Crenshaw Mall

Welcome To The Museum Of Black Art Tucked Away In A Crenshaw Mall

You have to pass a platoon of empty mattresses and shiny kitchen appliances to find the Museum of African American Art.

Real Bathrooms, Easier To Climb Stairs, And Food: Here's What's New At The Music Center Plaza

Real Bathrooms, Easier To Climb Stairs, And Food: Here's What's New At The Music Center Plaza

After 20 months and $41 million of renovations, the Music Center's "fifth venue" has reopened.

How To Become A Theatrical Lighting Designer In LA

How To Become A Theatrical Lighting Designer In LA

Being a lighting designer can mean traveling the country -- and getting used to the dark.

28 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Labor Day Weekend

28 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Labor Day Weekend

An inflatable obstacle course. A Breaking Bad rock concert. A dance party dedicated to Stevie Wonder. Lots of food, fun and family festivals.

The La Brea Tar Pits Are Being Reimagined -- And You Can Vote On Their Future

The La Brea Tar Pits Are Being Reimagined -- And You Can Vote On Their Future

The La Brea Tar Pits as we know them are about to go extinct. Here's their future.

Ava DuVernay's Film HQ Is In Filipinotown, And She's 'Dying To Make Something' Based In LA

Ava DuVernay's Film HQ Is In Filipinotown, And She's 'Dying To Make Something' Based In LA

DuVernay grew up in Compton and told us she's excited to be back in L.A. after spending time in New York.

18 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

18 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

Fishing with Dynamite and MB Post team up for a Lobstah Roll Takeover. (Courtesy of Simms Restaurants) The Roots revisit one of their early albums at the Hollywood Bowl. Fishing with Dynamite holds its 2nd annual Lobstah Roll takeover....

Take A Route 66 Road Trip That Starts In Santa Monica And Ends In This Graphic Novel

Take A Route 66 Road Trip That Starts In Santa Monica And Ends In This Graphic Novel

The journey begins, as many things do, near a dentist's office at the intersection of Olympic and Lincoln.

26 Awesome Events In Southern California This Weekend

26 Awesome Events In Southern California This Weekend

The OC Night Market wraps its summer season. A Kill Bill double feature is paired with the burlesque Tarantina show. Giant Robot holds a food-themed art show. Plus, partake in an '80s party, a '90s party or L.A.'s 238th birthday party.

How LA Inspires The Look Of The New York Times' 'Modern Love' Column

How LA Inspires The Look Of The New York Times' 'Modern Love' Column

The illustrator is a local artist who draws much of his inspiration from California's natural landscape and biodiversity.

Wanna Know Disney's Top Secret Plans For The Next 2 Years? They're About To Tell You At D23 Expo

Wanna Know Disney's Top Secret Plans For The Next 2 Years? They're About To Tell You At D23 Expo

There's a new Marvel land, Disney+ streaming, something TOP SECRET, and so. much. more.

Why LA's The Bird And The Bee Covered Van Halen For An Entire Album

Why LA's The Bird And The Bee Covered Van Halen For An Entire Album

Their new album might make you want to JUMP.

16 Fabulous Things to Do In Southern California This Week

16 Fabulous Things to Do In Southern California This Week

The Stones roll into town. The Santa Monica Pier hosts a summer music series. The German avant garde comes to town.

30 Awesome Things To Do In SoCal This Weekend

30 Awesome Things To Do In SoCal This Weekend

A library pops up by the sea, a neon party lights up the night and cannabis pros get high on knowledge.

'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Gives LA Dirt Cheap Gas, Food, Hotel Rooms, Makeovers And More

'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Gives LA Dirt Cheap Gas, Food, Hotel Rooms, Makeovers And More

Get 1959 prices all over L.A., thanks to an Amazon-funded Emmys campaign.

How A Highland Park Band Got Picked To Open For The Rolling Stones

How A Highland Park Band Got Picked To Open For The Rolling Stones

Vista Kicks will go on stage before the legendary rock band at Levi's Stadium.

The Horrific Story Of Korean Sex Slaves Is Now A Musical In DTLA

The Horrific Story Of Korean Sex Slaves Is Now A Musical In DTLA

A new musical production in Los Angeles is the latest local effort to bring attention to comfort women.

LA Opera Investigating Harassment Allegations Against Legendary Singer Plácido Domingo

LA Opera Investigating Harassment Allegations Against Legendary Singer Plácido Domingo

Nine women have accused Domingo of harassment, with dozens more saying they witnessed inappropriate behavior.

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