Entertainment & Arts

Times photographers have an eye for entertainment in 2017

HOLLYWOOD, CA - February 26, 2017 The stunned audience after Best Picture “La La Land” was discove
The audience at the Academy Awards is stunned after realizing that “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as best picture. The actual winner was “Moonlight.”
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Times photographers were there to capture 2017’s many entertainment spectacles, both large and small. From music and cinema to theater,and from downtown Los Angeles to the desert sands of Indio, our photographers put a lens on entertainment moments that help define our culture. Here are some of the those images from 2017.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10, 2017 : Tom Petty acknowledges the crowd while performing as the honor
Tom Petty performs as the honoree of the Recording Academy's MusiCares Person of the Year at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 10. Just a few months later, in October, the rock 'n' roller died at age 66. Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times
The hip-hop trio Migos looks in the mirror before their show at the Novo in L.A. on Jan. 18. From left: Offset, Quavo and Takeoff. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times
Sunset dancer
Fans hold up Canadian hip-hop artist Tory Lanez as he performs at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio on April 15. Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times
Lorde onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on April 23. Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times
Happy Birthday, Willie!
Willie Nelson tips his hat to the crowd as he takes the stage at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio in April. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times
Silhouetted against a red backdrop, U2 performs during the band's 30th-anniversary "Joshua Tree" tour at the Rose Bowl on May 20 in Pasadena. Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times
Cinematic Friendship
Director Brett Haley, left, and actor Sam Elliott for their film, "The Hero," which is based loosely on the 72-year-old actor's own life and career. Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times
Yuja Wang
Yuja Wang performs the last two of Bartók's piano concertos on June 1 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times
Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga stands tall in the year of 'Preacher,' 'Loving' and an Oscar nom. Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times
Dr. Doom
Andy Tymczyszyn of Moorpark sips Gatorade through his Dr. Doom-Fantastic 4 costume on the opening day of Comic-Con International 2017. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times
Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma solo-performs the six Bach cello suites in a nearly three-hour concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times
Problem, a young hip-hop artist from Compton, created the Los Angeles Rams' team song, "My Squad." Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times
Katy Perry
Katy Perry performs with dancers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 7. Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift performs at the 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at the Forum in Inglewood on Dec. 1. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
LA Philharmonic
Violin soloist Hilary Hahn performs Leonard Bernstein's "Serenade" with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Jonathon Heyward. Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times
'Santa Baby'
Songwriter Philip Springer, 91, holds up the original sheet of music and lyrics for the song "Santa Baby," which he co-wrote in August 1953. Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
Yayoi Kusama
"Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" at the Broad museum also features her sculptures. Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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