This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Janelle Monáe To Perform At Rally Against Police Violence This Afternoon In Hollywood
R&B wunderkind Janelle Monáe will be performing this afternoon at Hollywood and Highland in a rally against police violence.
The event aims to bring attention to "mass incarceration and police terror" and is organized by Stop Mass Incarceration Network, #RiseUpOctober and Stolen Lives Parents. Monáe will be joined by Jidenna and other artists on her Wondaland Records label in the performance.
According to KTLA, no streets will be closed because the event will take place inside the Hollywood And Highland Center.
Monáe and her labelmates in recent weeks held similar performances in New York, Philadelphia, and Chiagco.
The event kicks off at 1 p.m., with a press conference scheduled at 2 p.m. followed shortly by the concert and several guest speakers. The event will also feature family members of people killed by officers in the last two years, including Dante Parker.
Earlier this week, Monáe released the song "Hell You Talmbout," a 6-and-a-half minute track she recorded with other Wondaland artists where the names of victims of institutional violence are repeated along with chants of "Say his name!" or "Say her name!" Among the people named in the song are Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, and Emmett Till.
"This song is a vessel," Monáe said on Instagram. "It carries the unbearable anguish of millions."
But Yeoh is the first to publicly identify as Asian. We take a look at Oberon's complicated path in Hollywood.
His latest solo exhibition is titled “Flutterluster,” showing at Los Angeles gallery Matter Studio. It features large works that incorporate what Huss describes as a “fluttering line” that he’s been playing with ever since he was a child — going on 50 years.
It's set to open by mid-to-late February.
The new Orange County Museum of Art opens its doors to the public on Oct. 8.
Comic-Con Is Live And In-Person Again And Yes, That Means Cosplayers Are Back. Why They're So ExcitedCosplayers will be holding court once again and taking photos with onlookers at the con.
Sacheen Littlefeather Talks About What Really Happened Before, During And After Rejecting Marlon Brando’s OscarLittlefeather recalls an “incensed” John Wayne having to be restrained from assaulting her and being threatened with arrest if she read the long speech Brando sent with her.