Entertainment & Arts


The Recording Academy responded: ‘We understand that the Weeknd is disappointed ... Unfortunately ... there are fewer nominations than ... deserving artists.’

Dave Chappelle says “Chappelle’s Show” was licensed to Netflix and HBO Max without his permission or any payment. It was legal, he says, but not right.

Thought to be a favorite for “Blinding Lights” and “After Hours,” the Weeknd didn’t receive a single nomination. BTS and Harry Styles also were snubbed.

Holiday Movies

2020: Just sayin’ — the year doesn’t automatically bring to mind happy thoughts as we head into the home stretch. But with films featuring Viola Davis and a Black Pixar star, this holiday season’s film releases may provide some comfort and, possibly, reasons to be thankful.

2020: Just sayin’ — the year doesn’t automatically bring to mind happy thoughts as we head into the home stretch.

While so many people will do Thanksgiving on Zoom this year, I’m going cold turkey on digital connection and finding other ways to honor those I miss.

As if this holiday season wasn’t surreal enough: Alex Prager’s hyper-real sculptural installation at LACMA memorializes the office holiday party.

An L.A.-based social media company had planned to host a party for influencers that health experts say doesn’t follow state safety protocols for COVID-19.

The mood during the first-ever all-virtual 2020 National Book Awards was upbeat yet emotional. It was also the last ceremony for Lisa Lucas.

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Looking for socially distanced things to do this holiday weekend? Here’s a list, including some sights to enjoy from the safety of your car.

L.A. Phil earns two nominations for its Ives symphony cycle, and a UCLA professor and student choir also score Grammy love in classical categories.

Trump reading “Russian for Dummies”? A naked Prince Harry? Not really. Alison Jackson has long used lookalike models to make art about deception.

This week’s roundup features an audience survey, the impact of the pandemic on museums, and an artifact from Alcatraz.

A logbook digitized by the Autry Museum reveals tribal activists and celebrities who came to Alcatraz during a 19-month occupation that began in 1969.

Among this week’s online offerings: a Linda Ronstadt tribute with La Marisoul and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, plus comedy with Whitney Cummings and Dan Levy.

L.A. Opera cancels all in-person performances for spring and places vaccine-driven hopes on a fall reopening. First up: Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.”

From feuding over “Sunset Boulevard” to the bonanza of the “The Producers,” Michael Riedel’s “Singular Sensation” chronicles Broadway in the booming 1990s.

  1. It’s rare to have so many family games released at once. “Bugsnax,” “Sackboy,” even a repackaged “Super Mario Bros.” leave the storytelling to the player, providing a space for us to ask, “I wonder if I can do this?”

  1. ‘X-Men’ actor Shawn Ashmore just sold his Studio City home for $2.125 million, finding a buyer in a week and getting $26,000 more than he asked.