Arts & Entertainment


Latin Grammy Awards: Don’t vote for racists

 The Latin Grammy Awards started out as a typical music awards show, until Los Tigres and Mana held  up a large sign that read "Latinos Unidos No Voten for Racistas!"


New book celebrates the centennial of jazz great Billy Strayhorn

"Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life" is a welcome addition for anyone interested in jazz, civil rights, or photography.


Alda's "Passage": Music and environment, Cascadian style

Not a band to mince words, Alda is the latest 'green' black metal artist that is lamenting the destruction done to nature.


Today in history: Vocalist/actress Melba Moore celebrates a milestone

Beatrice Melba Hill, best known by her stage name, Melba Moore, was born on this date in New York City in 1945.


Something for everyone: The sounds of Sondheim

This bio-play of Stephen Sondheim dominates footage projected on a screen above the stage with six live singer/dancers onstage accompanied by a four-piece orchestra.


Panopticon's "Autumn Eternal" is fall-themed metal at its finest

I've always felt that Panopticon hit its peak with "Kentucky." The new album, "Autumn Eternal," changed my mind.


Arlo Guthrie celebrates 50th anniversary of “Alice’s Restaurant”

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is in the midst of an extensive tour across America.


Today in history: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma born in 1955

Among his many distinctions are the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


“uCarmen” from South Africa: No castanets, bring in the marimbas

For the second year in a row, the world-renowned South African Isango Ensemble has come to Santa Monica's Broad Stage.


Today in history: Critic, playwright, Brecht translator Eric Bentley born

As Eric Bentley turns 99 and enters his 100th year, he is recognized as America's oldest living playwright.

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