Entertainment & Arts


Highland Park has long been the heart of L.A.'s musical bohemia, home to Chicano punk and Billie Eilish. Now, COVID-19 threatens the scene’s very existence.

Interviews with more than a dozen BIPOC performers and staff at the Groundlings and UCB reveal systemic problems within L.A.'s sketch and improv world.

‘It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly [Preston] has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,’ John Travolta wrote.

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

Amid nationwide marches for Black lives, Black animation professionals speak about systemic racism in the industry and the need for diversity.

'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+.

The Disneyland closure is part of Hong Kong’s effort to contain a resurgent coronavirus outbreak.

An annual PwC report on the podcast industry projects that ad revenues will increase nearly 15% in 2020, piercing $1 billion, versus a pre-pandemic forecast of 29.6%.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.