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  • Prince given a worthy tribute by the BET Awards

    Prince given a worthy tribute by the BET Awards

    Prince hated tributes. He yanked covers of his music off YouTube, and generally loathed it when people played his songs. How could he not? Excepting Sinead O’Connor, were they ever remotely up to par with the original?  But it’s hard to imagine that he wouldn’t have been pleased on some cosmic...

  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'BrainDead' on CBS

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'BrainDead' on CBS

      SERIES So You Think You Can Dance Young dancers compete to make the top 10. Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe are the judges with host Cat Deeley. 8 p.m. Fox Kids BBQ Championship The final three junior chefs compete in the unscripted series’ season finale. 8 p.m. Food Network The Fosters...

  • Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar open the BET Awards with a rebellious performance

    Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar open the BET Awards with a rebellious performance

    If Beyoncé’s “Formation” video was all about the proverbial water rising, then she turned the faucets on again for her introduction to the BET Awards on Sunday. In a powerful, politically and aesthetically charged opening number at the awards, Beyoncé joined Kendrick Lamar for a performance of...

  • 'Outlander' recap: Captain Randall takes a wife

    'Outlander' recap: Captain Randall takes a wife

    There’s an episode of “The Simpsons” that features a bunch of the kids watching their favorite cartoon, “Itchy & Scratchy.” In the cartoon, Itchy and Scratchy are on their way to a fireworks factory but get distracted from their (awesome) destination. Eventually, so frustrated by the turn of events,...

  • A formidable Lil Wayne leads a celebratory hip-hop showcase at the BET Experience

    A formidable Lil Wayne leads a celebratory hip-hop showcase at the BET Experience

    When Lil Wayne finally came onstage to close the BET Experience’s Saturday night showcase at Staples Center, he wore a bright pink sweatshirt and shorts emblazoned with a simple message: “Know Yourself.” That was apt advice for a rapper who many fans briefly feared was on death’s door just a few...

  • 'Beautiful' makes a fetching Los Angeles debut at the Pantages

    'Beautiful' makes a fetching Los Angeles debut at the Pantages

    “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” is that rare Broadway offering – a jukebox musical with a soul. The touring production, which opened Friday at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, reveals the reason this show has become the “Jersey Boys” for the XX chromosome set. Borrowing the tried-and-true...

  • 'Finding Dory' outswims 'Independence Day,' while 'The Shallows' surprises

    'Finding Dory' outswims 'Independence Day,' while 'The Shallows' surprises

    Two aquatic tales — one geared for families, the other for scare-seeking teens and adults — helped to buoy the weekend box office, with Disney / Pixar's "Finding Dory" retaining the No. 1 spot and the shark-attack thriller "The Shallows" exceeding expectations in its first weekend to come in fourth....

  • How artist Todd Gray fashioned another loving tribute to his friend, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek

    How artist Todd Gray fashioned another loving tribute to his friend, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek

    Todd Gray’s latest exhibition at Meliksetian Briggs is a touching tribute to his friend Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for the Doors, who died in 2013. In 2014, Manzarek’s widow let Gray borrow the musician’s wardrobe for a yearlong performance in which Gray wore Manzarek’s clothes every day. He refused...

  • Myth and mystery in Ecaterina Vrana's paintings at Nicodim Gallery

    Myth and mystery in Ecaterina Vrana's paintings at Nicodim Gallery

    Ecaterina Vrana’s paintings at Nicodim Gallery are striking in their idiosyncrasy. The Romanian artist handles paint like frosting, depicting dream-like scenarios dominated by women and snowmen, birds and fish, and lots of blood-red tears. The world they inhabit is by turns humorous and dark but...

  • TV This Week, June 26-July 2: 'Marco Polo' and more

    TV This Week, June 26-July 2: 'Marco Polo' and more

      SUNDAY Let the good times roll! An all-black jazz band brings a little swing to stuffy 1930s London in the imported period drama “Dancing on the Edge.” 8 p.m. KOCE Good night, sweet Prince: The dearly departed music icon will be celebrated by Sheila E., Janelle Monae and others at the “2016 BET...

  • The Sellars method: How a master director coaches singers toward greatness

    The Sellars method: How a master director coaches singers toward greatness

    During a recent SongFest public master class, the director Peter Sellars was coaching Mishael Eusebio, a poised tenor who told Sellars to call him Mish and brought confident emotion to Aaron Copland’s arrangement of the old American song “The Boatman’s Dance.” Sellars asked that the boatman call...

  • YouTube will make its first big-budget TV series

    YouTube will make its first big-budget TV series

    YouTube is taking a bold step into major television production. Dance drama TV series "Step Up," based on the film franchise of the same name starring Channing Tatum, will be coming to YouTube Red, Google's paid streaming service. The purchase was announced during YouTube's keynote presentation...

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