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After drawing criticism in 2019 for its sidelining of urbano, the Latin Grammy Awards has course-corrected and made J Balvin and Bad Bunny its top nominees.

As Donald Trump and Joe Biden try to sway the rapidly vanishing “undecided voter,” 2020 is the year the presidential debates become pure TV spectacle.

Even when you’re personally safe, life during a pandemic means giving up a lot. Including a few rituals and aggravations you never thought you’d miss.

In “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” the pop star opens up about her “abusive” first husband, the “love” she found with Derek Jeter, and her difficult childhood. Here are some key takeaways.

Fall Music Preview

Turning to music to ease quarantine blues? Here are 20 albums our experts are most looking forward to and previews of new music from L.A.-based Ty Dolla Sign, Shamir, Beabadoobee and former Beyoncé songwriter Saint Jhn. A reissue of Tom Petty’s 1994 “Wildflowers” will also drop soon, along with a Mariah Carey memoir. In the meantime, catch up on how TikTok is changing pop music and Bandcamp is disrupting streaming.

Fall may not bring starlit shows at the Hollywood Bowl, but it does offer enough great new music to fill your playlists through the end of this miserable year.

The Violins of Hope concerts were suppose to showcase historic instruments, but the pandemic changed all of that. In the end, a bittersweet farewell.

JANM and EWP are among 20 BIPOC arts organizations receiving “game changer” pandemic funding from a Ford Foundation-led program.

L.A. poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis and other poets shared experiences and verse with L.A. Times Book Club readers.

Disney has pushed back the release dates for ‘Black Widow,’ ‘Death on the Nile’ and multiple other films, in a blow to movie theaters.

Productions from the Fountain, A.C.T., Pig Iron and La Jolla Playhouse are admirably ambitious at times, but they also reveal the limits of digital.

Two E! hosts, Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox, released statements during the Emmys red-carpet preshow announcing they tested positive for COVID-19.

Warner Bros.’ ‘Tenet’ continues to do modest business with $36.1 million in North American receipts and a global cumulative of $250.1 million.

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Mia Lehrer, whose firm landscaped SoFi Stadium, brings her eye for fire-resilient landscapes to an ecologically fragile area, Berggruen Institute’s Santa Monica Mountains campus

The Wilshire Boulevard redo has its risks, but the track record of its architect and museum director gives it every chance of succeeding.

Dancer Misty Copeland has a new book out for children, ‘Bunheads,’ the story of a young Copeland in her first ballet class and first dance production — the classic ballet ‘Coppelia.’

Music writer Alex Ross’ weighty new history, “Wagnerism,” traces the composer’s deep and broad influence on art and politics left, right and center.

A report on Dallas’ freedman’s town prompts a look at Los Angeles’ own urban inequities. Plus Charlie Chaplin’s favorite painter at the Laguna Art Museum, digital theater and art for the COVID-19 dead in our weekly arts newsletter

Marla Berns, who brought free admission and a new name to the Fowler Museum, will retire at the end of the academic year.

“The Boys in the Band” — Mart Crowley’s landmark gay story that’s at once dated and timely — captures the bonds of friendship, even when it gets ugly.

In"Mayday!” Susan Silton tracks the pandemic’s toll and “the collective weight of people mourning” by having participants send names of the country’s COVID-19 dead to Donald Trump. She also looks back at the way U.S. media covered Hitler’s rise.

  1. Many Latinx lifestyle brands in Los Angeles are inspired by cultural identity. They are also largely female. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know.

  1. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, L.A. Comic Con says it is planning to hold an in-person convention at the L.A. Convention Center in December. But state guidance does not allow for large gatherings.

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