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Laurie Anderson's talk at the Central Library to be livestreamed

2 hours ago
Musician, performance artist, sculptor, filmmaker and all-around guru of cool Laurie Anderson will speak Thursday night in Los Angeles in support of her new book, “All the Things I Lost in the Flood,” and for those who can’t make it in person, ... more info

Weekend Picks: David Bowie, Anna Camp, Alvin Ailey and a funny 'El Niño'

3 hours ago
Weekend Picks for April 19-22: Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem; Will Oldham with Eighth Blackbird; de Angelis Vocal Ensemble; "Belleville" at Pasadena Playhouse; "El Niño" at Rogue Mac... more info

Thursday's TV highlights: 'Scandal' finale and more

15 hours ago
SERIES Jay Leno’s Garage Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and singer-songwriter James Taylor are Leno’s guests in the season premiere of this auto-centric series. 7 and 9 p.m. CNBC The Big Bang Theory Author Neil Gaiman (“American Gods”) guest stars a... more info

Indie horror 'Edge of Isolation' brings verve to genre

17 hours ago
Ignore the nondescript title; writer-director Jeff Houkal’s backwoods horror film “Edge of Isolation” has personality and just enough splatter to satisfy gore-hounds. The plot’s a rehash of ’70s/’80s drive-in classics like “The Hills Ha... more info

Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize sparks lively — and at times snobby — conversations on the aesthetics of music

1 day ago
If a sampling of some classical music aesthetes on social media is to be believed, April 16 marked the day the music died. A rapper — a rapper! — named Kendrick Lamar was placed on a pedestal as the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in music, joini... more info

Roger Ebert's legacy lives on with the 20th edition of Ebertfest

1 day ago
Roger Ebert succumbed to cancer in 2013, but the film festival that bears his name celebrates its 20th anniversary this week at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Ill. “Ebertfest started off as a birthday party for HAL 9000, the computer from ‘20... more info

Laurie Anderson on turning loss into lemonade, and why that matters

1 day ago
Fake news. The impermanence of objects. The stories we tell ourselves. The psychic toll of social media. The dangerous art that can be made with a pencil. These were all subjects of concern to artist and musician Laurie Anderson when she wrote her bo... more info

John Holiday, the man singing Bernstein with the highest of high voices in Disney Hall

1 day ago
Rising-star countertenor John Holiday talks about getting past the teasing, channeling his inner Meryl and singing Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" for three nearly sold-out nights with the L.A. Phil under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. more info

Kendrick Lamar just won a Pulitzer Prize. Here are five songs that show why

2 days ago
Much of the reaction to Monday’s announcement that the Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar had won a Pulitzer Prize for music with his album “Damn” amounted to something like: Finally. A steadily strengthening force since its birth in the 1970s, aspe... more info

Kendrick Lamar’s work has long alluded to other Pulitzer Prize winners

2 days ago
Kendrick Lamar’s achievement as the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize for music is an epochal achievement in hip-hop, and in Pulitzer history for acknowledging the genre’s importance in American cultural life. But there is some precedent and n... more info

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