Here's what's new and interesting in entertainment and the arts:
- Kathy Griffin has been widely criticized for a gory photo shoot with Donald Trump's (fake) head
- Then she apologized
- But President Trump didn't accept Griffin's apology
- Neither did First Lady Melania Trump
- And now CNN has fired Griffin
- Lebanon has officially banned 'Wonder Woman' over star's Israeli heritage
- Olivia Newton-John has a new cancer diagnosis; her June shows are postponed
The popular Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier has announced its 2017 summer schedule.
The shows include sets from L.A. indie-rockers Warpaint and the rising R&B singer Khalid, along with classic rockers Eric Burdon and the Animals, EDM-driven festival fixtures Miami Horror and Americana singer-songwriter Valerie June, among others.
The free series starts June 22 and runs through Aug. 17, with shows on most Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Though the shows have come under some recent criticism for large crowds and security costs, after removing the beachside video screens in 2014, they have continued as a summer staple.
See the full schedule at twilightseries.org.