Arts & Entertainment

FilmWeek: ‘The Conjuring 2,’ ‘Warcraft,’ ‘Now You See Me 2’ and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Claudia Puig review this weekend's new movie releases including "The Conjuring 2," "Warcraft," "Diary of a Chambermaid" and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

Song of the week: "2 Young" by T.O.L.D.

The Los Angeles artist T.O.L.D. — it stands for The Order of Life and Death — performs live on Saturday, June 18 at Union Station.

Grand Performances celebrate Latino and Chicano culture

A program series called Evolución L.A.tino is a part of Grand Performances' free summer events this year to highlight Latino and Chicano culture through the arts.

Artist Rafa Esparza moves a load of earth for 'Made in LA' exhibition

The installation artist moved 1,400 handmade adobe bricks from the banks of the L.A. River in Northeast Los Angeles to the Hammer Museum for his contribution to the biennial show.

8 fantastic things to do this weekend in LA

Call your friends (maybe) and see Carly Rae Jepsen at L.A. Pride, bike naked, eat a ton of tacos or soak up some art.

Did Led Zeppelin rip off 'Stairway to Heaven'?

Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” is consider by some to be the greatest song of the classic rock era. Was its signature intro stolen from another band?

Here's why you're seeing giant glowing rabbits in downtown LA

Like almost all esoteric Los Angeles phenomena, the answer is simple: art. Catch it now before they go away on June 11.

Danish pop star MØ on her bedroom beginnings

Karen Marie Ørsted has wanted to be a pop star since she was seven — which is perfect since her single "Lean On" is the most listened to song on Spotify.

Yang's 'The Song Poet' honors father's struggle, gifts

Kao Kalia Yang's father was a Hmong refugee who escaped after the Vietnam War. Through the tradition of song poetry, he found beauty in the world.

Directors realize directing a comic book movie isn't all a dream, then kvetch

Directors of blockbuster comic book movies are discovering that, shockingly, Hollywood is about making money — not art — and they don't like it.

Composer Caroline Shaw: From Pulitzer Prize to Kanye West to the Ojai Music Fest

The 70th annual Ojai Fest features work from 11 composers, including Caroline Shaw. The rising star won a Pulitzer Prize for music at the ripe old age of 30, but she's just getting started.

'The Cursed Child' captures the magic of Harry Potter on stage

J.K. Rowling wrote a new story that's been adapted for the London stage. As preview performances begin, Potter-mania is in full swing.

With 'Conjuring 2,' director James Wan brings back the craft of horror films past

The director wants to "push studio horror filmmaking back to the quality of the old days and remind people what it is that they love about those movies in the first place."

2017 Coachella tickets go on sale Wednesday

May the odds (and Wi-Fi strength) be ever in your favor as you attempt to buy 2017 Coachella tickets that go on sale at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The Styled Side: making s'mores and skirts at fashion camp

There are fashion camps where kids can indulge their inner fashion designer making skirts and bags from start to finish.

Actress, victims' advocate Theresa Saldana dies at 61

Saldana was in films such as "Raging Bull." In 1982, she was stabbed 10 times by an obsessed fan. She survived the attack and later helped start support groups for other victims of violent crimes.