Entertainment & Arts


As fans flock to Disney+ for the “Hamilton” movie, the #CancelHamilton hashtag is a reminder that it’s not the first time the musical’s merits have come under fire.

Steve Bing was a complicated, private man, but his suicide came as a shock, bringing a tragic, public end to the enigmatic film producer and philanthropist at age 55.

What does that final moment for Eliza Hamilton actually mean? Now that ‘Hamilton’ is on Disney+, director Thomas Kail addresses the theories.

The final scene in “The Old Guard” neatly sets up a sequel. Star and producer Charlize Theron and director Gina Prince-Bythewood drop some more hints about what could come next.

Fox News condemns “horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior” by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” writer Blake Neff, who has resigned.

'Hamilton' and more films to watch this week

Now’s your shot to watch ‘Hamilton,’ as the film debuts on Disney+. New to the musical? Catch up with our explainer, review and chats with Leslie Odom Jr. and Renée Elise Goldsberry.

You can also catch ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble, a documentary about the civil rights activist and longtime Congress member, and ‘The Outpost,’ a drama following U.S. soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.

Sure, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ was a massive box office success worldwide, but still, many people will see it for the first time on Disney+.

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is hospitalized in Mumbai.

North American box office will drop an estimated 61% from last year, as the pandemic has Hollywood studios holding off on new releases and theaters scrambling to make audiences feel safe.

Though the Anaheim theme parks remain closed, the Downtown Disney shopping district reopened this week to large crowds of Disney fans eager to return despite surging COVID-19 cases in Orange County.

The 71st National Book Awards ceremony and its preceding events are going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kid Cudi and Eminem’s collaboration ‘The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady’ sends ‘prayers to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery’ and roasts Drew Brees.

The Hammer makes a big pivot on indoor installations for the exhibition, now set for September at the Westwood museum and the Huntington in San Marino.

Companies receiving PPP loans include Kanye West’s apparel business Yeezy, Jim Henson Co. and Beverly Hills-based talent agency the Gersh Agency.

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“Hamilton” turns theater into TV and renews old debates. SoCal’s last Confederate monument comes down. Plus more culture in our weekly arts newsletter.

The Public Theater’s documentary play “The Line,” about New York’s coronavirus first responders, brings to life a tapestry of suffering and heroism.

A popular L.A. dance series moves online. The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Carousel” streams for free. Plus 18 other concerts, plays and exhibitions.

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art names all women to six key posts. Five are people of color, notable in a museum world still struggling with inclusion.

COVID-19 prompted Sacred Fools to close a production about a Catholic girls’ school performance of “Antigone.” Now the play is getting new life.

An 800-pound marker for the Jefferson Davis National Highway has been removed from view. A college student’s email prompted the change.

Our classical music series How to Listen continues with Guillaume de Machaut’s “Messe de Notre Dame,” a mysterious beauty we can’t get out of our heads.

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