The entire history of indigenous people in the pre-Columbus Americas, according to the timeline drawn by solo show veteran John Leguizamo, is as follows: First, there’s the era of the Mayans in 1,000 B.C. … and today there’s the age of music mogul Pitbull.
1. Reports of jazz’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. The music genre is currently in the midst of an exciting resurgence with a collection of talented and inventive musicians leading the charge. On the forefront is saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who is returning to his hometown Los Ang…
As fall approaches, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is bringing back its popular annual Spider Pavilion. The pavilion, set up outside of the museum in Exposition Park, lets museumgoers get close with the spiders, inspect their webs and learn more about the eight-legged creatures.
Fall is almost here and in Downtown Los Angeles that means a wave of new programming seasons for museums, theaters and other venues, as well as assorted Halloween activities. Los Angeles Downtown News rounded up 40 of the top arts and entertainment events coming to the area in the coming weeks.
The Industrial District’s Row DTLA is adding a rotating immersive art installation to its campus for the fall. Unidentified Landed Object, an interactive art group, is setting up shop across from The Manufactory, partnering with the group NextArt for two shows starting Sunday, Sept. 15. T
It had been a war of attrition, where the punk rockers or those associated with punk had not fared well.” So writes John Doe, singer and guitarist with the legendary L.A. punk band X near the end of More Fun in the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of LA Punk.
There’s a lot of talk about “peak TV” these days, what with the copious network, cable and streaming dramas and sitcoms, period miniseries, and big-budget fantasy, science-fiction and superhero epics.
A few years ago a group of Downtown Los Angeles activists and stakeholders noticed a problem. Despite having a vibrant and inclusive LGBTQ population, Downtown lacked a gathering akin to the pride festivals held annually across the nation in June.
For a quarter century, the Robey Theatre Company has been staging plays that examine the black experience in America. Now it is celebrating its 25th anniversary by revisiting past highlights, and also providing a first look at a new work developed in and based on Los Angeles.
DTLA — Two weeks after films started screening, the Downtown Los Angeles Alamo Drafthouse held an official opening party. The bash on Thursday, Aug. 8, drew a crowd that included filmmakers, actors and RZA of the hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan.
Since 1934, Nisei Week, the annual festival of Japanese culture, has lit up the streets of Little Tokyo. Thousands of people come out each year for a variety of events that highlight the experiences and culture of Japanese Americans (“Nisei” refers to second-generation Japanese Americans).
The Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live is getting a high-tech addition. In the coming weeks the complex will install the “Immersive Cinema Experience” developed by the French company CGR Cinemas. The system involves adding 10 LED light panels to the sides of a theater (five on each side) that are il…
Downtown is an entertainment hub, with destinations for the arts, music, theater and more. In the 31st annual Best of Downtown awards, readers chose their favorite venues and programs.