Once a year, young musical prodigies who attend The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles get to perform with a full orchestra.
Every morning Melissa Richardson Banks walks the Arts District hunting for new scenes. One Saturday it's the word "Life" stenciled on a sidewalk in black spray paint. A few weeks later it's a yellow construction crane blocking the skyline.
More than 300 Los Angeles Police Department officers and family members packed a City Council meeting Tuesday to demand across-the-board pay increases, warning the department will lose officers if one isn't provided.
The Lego Movie Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99/$59.98 Available on VOD June 17. It seemed like a cynical cash grab when it was announced, but it turned out to be one of 2014's best films. Writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller make the most of the idea of building with colorful little blocks, telling a story about an ordinary construction worker named Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), who discovers Lego worlds beyond the one he's always known, where "master builders" fight against the hyper-conformist Lord Business. Like Emmet, audiences may also be surprised by how many layers the movie has, as it pokes fun at blockbuster fantasy movies (using some of the...