Entertainment

5 things to know about KCON LA, the Korean pop culture convention and music festival |Aug 15, 2017

Not all news about Korea is troubling. The sixth annual KCON, taking place at Staples Center and the L.A. Convention Center tonight through Sunday under the banner of “Let’s KCON,” introduces fans to the latest in Korean pop, or K-pop, culture and entertainment.

Here’s what ‘Logan Lucky’s’ Riley Keough, Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, says about Steven Soderbergh heist film |Aug 15, 2017

As a kid, Riley Keough was drawn to such performers as Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino. “Looking back, it’s because the men had roles that were more dynamic,” says the busy 28-year-old actress.

Rotisserie chicken is a royal treat at Mr. King Pollo in Yucaipa |Aug 15, 2017

When Albert Okura opened his first Juan Pollo in San Bernardino, I’m sure he had no idea that the concept of rotisserie chicken would explode into the consciousness of the dining public so dramatically.

LeBron James reacts to Donald Trump’s Charlottesville, statue remarks |Aug 15, 2017

Basketball star LeBron James took to Twitter to express his disdain for President Donald Trump’s remarks this afternoon about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. If you are reading this on a mobile device, click

Love the Hangar 24 AirFest in Redlands? Check out the new show in Lake Havasu City |Aug 15, 2017

REDLANDS >> Hangar 24 Craft Brewery is preparing to share a hometown tradition with residents of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The craft brewery plans to replicate its popular

Longtime dance teacher at Fontana’s A.B. Miller High wins $20,000 grant |Aug 15, 2017

FONTANA >> Nicole Robinson never intended to spend 22 years at A.B. Miller High School in the Fontana Unified School District. “I started working here as just kind of this period between college and maybe wanting to pursue some things professionally,” she said.

‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will host a live #Ham4Ham ticket lottery outside the Pantages |Aug 15, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda won’t be onstage at the Hollywood Pantages for the opening day of the LA run of his musical “Hamilton,” but he’ll be on the sidewalk selling the show (

‘My Favorite Year’ actor Joe Bologna dies at 82 |Aug 14, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Bologna, the actor, director and writer known for his role in the 1982 film comedy “My Favorite Year,” died Sunday. He was 82. Bologna died in the Los Angeles area after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer, his manager Matt Sherman told The Associated Press.

'SAW: The Games of Jigsaw' setting new traps during Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights |Aug 14, 2017

“Saw” will return to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights this fall as an all-new original maze dubbed “SAW: The Games of Jigsaw.” The successful film franchise from Lionsgate, which has been scaring audiences since 2004, features victims that have fallen into traps that test their will to survive set up by “Saw” villain Jigsaw.

Wagoner on Radio: Rick Dees returns in the mornings as Carson Daly steps away from Amp in the a.m. |Aug 14, 2017

KOST (103.5 FM) listeners had a big surprise in store when they tuned in last Monday. Instead of morning woman Ellen K, they heard none other than Rick Dees. Dees, of course, was the longtime morning man on KIIS-FM (102.

Retirement is just a new opportunity |Aug 14, 2017

Last week, L.S., who loved her work and achieved national recognition is struggling with the loss of identity in her retirement. Teaching engineers and managers from one-hour lectures to full five days at a time, she noted her sense of self-worth was in direct response to the adulation from her attendees.

How you can see 25 magic acts in 4 days |Aug 14, 2017

From close up tricks to oversized illusions, there’s nothing like a good magic trick. And the art has been undergoing a renaissance. “It snowballed these past few years; there’s so many shows about magic now,” magician

Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Edgar Winter Group electrify Greek Theatre crowd |Aug 14, 2017

Three distinct brands of classic rock were on display Sunday night at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. American blues rocker Edgar Winter, shock rocker Alice Cooper and British heavy metal pioneers Deep Purple all came to the venue armed with their biggest hits delivered via crowd-pleasing, fast-moving sets.

Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival lineup includes Kid Cudi, Lana Del Rey, Solange and Tyler, The Creator |Aug 14, 2017

The announcement of the line up for the 6th annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival arrived Monday and once again its creator, the rapper aptly named Tyler, the Creator, has put together a mostly hip-hop-oriented but nonetheless eclectic bill that includes rapper Kid Cudi, indie chanteuse Lana Del Rey, alternative R&B singer Solange, California garage punks Fidlar, and, of course, Tyler too.

Outcry worship concert in Ontario is for more than believers |Aug 14, 2017

Two years ago, Ryan Romeo and Shane Quick set out to send the world a message: the church is not dead. Both grew up in the Christian church, but as they got older, they realized there was a notion that the church was on the decline.

Imagine Dragons top the LA radio charts with ‘Believer’ |Aug 14, 2017

MUSIC IHEARTRADIO TOP 10 SONGS IN L.A. 1. Believer: Imagine Dragons 2. HUMBLE.: Kendrick Lamar 3. There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back: Shawn Mendes 4. Shape of You: Ed Sheeran 5.

Michael Feinstein, Pasadena Pops have a special night on tap at the LA County Arboretum |Aug 14, 2017

Although Michael Feinstein has made a career as the foremost proponent of “The Great American Songbook,” the music of George and Ira Gershwin holds a special place in his heart, which makes the Pasadena Pops concert on Saturday at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia something special.

Teen Choice awards to honor Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars |Aug 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars will be among the honorees at Sunday’s Teen Choice 2017 awards. The 19th annual show will feature performances from French Montana, Rita Ora and Louis Tomlinson during a two-hour broadcast that honors stars from film, television, sports and even YouTube personalities.

‘Annabelle’ scares up $35M, jolting sleepy box office |Aug 13, 2017

NEW YORK >> The “Conjuring” spinoff “Annabelle: Creation” scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot in the arm.

Elvis Presley’s friends feel love, pain, 40 years after his death |Aug 12, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. >> It isn’t just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too.

How to get ‘Hamilton’ tickets for only $10 each |Aug 11, 2017

A digital lottery for “Hamilton” tickets will begin today in conjunction with the Los Angeles dates of the touring production of the Broadway mega-hit. For each performance through the end of the show’s run at the Pantages Theatre, 40 tickets have been set aside to be sold by lottery for $10 each.

Here’s how to score ‘Hamilton’ tickets — for $10 |Aug 11, 2017

“Hamilton” is in LA, and tickets are going for $10. Seriously. But the prized ducats are that price only for winners of a lottery, details of which were announced this morning by the Pantages Theatre.

This new ‘Get Shorty’ has humor, violence and A-list hair, says team behind gangsters in Hollywood story |Aug 11, 2017

Tinseltown and gangsters have always gone together. No more so than “Get Shorty,” the story of a small-time crook who re-invents himself as a successful Hollywood producer. From Elmore Leonard’s 1990 crime thriller, the tale was turned into a hit 1995 film by Barry Sonnenfeld that starred John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito.

Steve Smith: Fleetwood Mac’s Buckingham and McVie at the Greek, ‘Raiders’ at the Hollywood Bowl, remembering Glen Campbell |Aug 11, 2017

A pair of pop music’s most successful pros, teaming up as a duo for an album and supporting tour for the first time in their four-decade association, played the Greek Theatre last Wednesday. Christine McVie, looking and sounding bloody marvelous at 74, and Lindsey Buckingham, her 67-year-old cohort in Fleetwood Mac, put on a display of their ongoing expertise in pop music craftsmanship that was hard to beat.

Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines: Music and art among the trees |Aug 11, 2017

It’s almost time to idle away hours with beautiful scenery and the calming sounds of cool jazz. The 24th annual Jazz in the Pines Festival in Idyllwild, a mountain tradition of jazz along with blues and R&B along with generous helpings of art, will feature 27 bands, performances on several stages and more than 50 vendors during its three-day run, Aug.

Theater review: 3-D Theatricals’ ‘Spamalot’ hits the spot — a lot |Aug 11, 2017

King Arthur was said to have defended Britain against foreign invasions in the late fifth and early sixth centuries A.D. He also said he promptly revived the economy and swiftly fixed health care. Except he didn’t have a Twitter account, so we can’t be sure.

Antaeus Theatre’s ‘As You Like It’ isn’t the way we like it |Aug 11, 2017

It’s remarkable that theatermakers have kept Shakespeare’s works alive for some 400 years. It’s as remarkable that his works can still feel fresh and relevant, done the right way.

Inland Master Chorale seeks singers for its 38th season |Aug 11, 2017

Inland Master Chorale seeks experienced singers for its 38th season, which will be under a new artistic director, Joseph Modica, an associate professor of music at the University of Redlands. Interested singers are encouraged to attend open rehearsals at 7 p.

‘Hamilton’ stars and creative team reveal the musical’s secrets before Pantages opening |Aug 11, 2017

“Hamilton” is one of those rare shows that don’t need an introduction. No matter where it goes, “Hamilton’s” producers don’t have to worry about trying to sell it.

Boxer Chuck Wepner on fighting Ali, inspiring ‘Rocky’ and being played by Liev Schreiber |Aug 11, 2017

Boxer Chuck Wepner’s biggest moment came March 24, 1975 when the journeyman boxer, known as the Bayonne Bleeder for his New Jersey hometown and his proclivity to battle on no matter the beating he took, stepped into the ring for a title fight against Muhammad Ali.

Princess Diana, Elvis Presley, the KGB and more are part of this week’s shows to watch |Aug 11, 2017

Catch up on Inherit the Wind: (Available on Amazon to rent) I recently caught this 1960 film from Stanley Kramer for the umpteenth time on TMC, and it always retains its relevance — perhaps because America’s political and cultural divisions have remained eerily similar for more than a century.

‘Alien: Covenant’ is bursting with horror while ‘Everything, Everything’ releases YA angst in this week’s DVDs |Aug 11, 2017

“Alien” long ago burrowed into our cultural consciousness, and every once in a while it bursts out again in some bloody way. The latest incarnation is “Alien: Covenant,” and Ridley Scott, who helmed the first film in 1979, makes his second return to the space-horror franchise.

Dead Rock West’s vocal harmonies light up ‘More Love’ |Aug 11, 2017

Dead Rock West, the Los Angeles vocal duo of Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen, last graced our speakers with “It’s Everly Time” (2015), a clear-eyed, non-nostalgic tribute to 1950s harmony kings Phil and Don Everly.

Meet the Aquarium of the Pacific’s cute new resident penguin chick |Aug 10, 2017

The Aquarium of the Pacific is in cuteness overdrive, thanks to a new resident. On Tuesday morning, a penguin chick left its private nursery, where it learned to swim and eat fish and made its public debut as it joined a group of about 20 other Magellanic penguins at the

The evil genius of ‘Ingrid Goes West’ skewers LA stereotypes with plenty of laughs |Aug 10, 2017

“Ingrid Goes West” is a deceptively superficial comedy with unusual emotional depth. In her richest performance to date, bad girl comedian Aubrey Plaza takes on the tricky title role of a social media obsessive who is genuinely disturbed.

Here’s why Postmodern Jukebox featured singer Aubrey Logan feels like a ‘super unicorn’ ahead of Greek show |Aug 10, 2017

When Aubrey Logan popped up on Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox with a vintage jazz-style cover of Taylor Swift’s “

See ‘The Mindy Project’ TV fashions up close in the Paley Center for Media’s new exhibition |Aug 10, 2017

You’ve seen them on “The Mindy Project,” now get a rare up-close look at Mindy Lahiri’s dazzling sequined saris, au courant gold unitards and to-die-for coats. The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills is flinging open the doors to the fashion-forward character’s colorful wardrobe in “‘The Mindy Project:’ Six Seasons of Style Curated by Costume Designer Salvador Perez,” a first of its kind exhibition that celebrates the final season of the series.

10 things you need to know about CatCon 2017, the feline festival in Pasadena |Aug 10, 2017

Although CatCon 2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center Saturday Aug. 12 and Sunday Aug. 13 may make you feel warm and fuzzy, it may also be a bit overwhelming, as there’s so much to see and do.

Straight No Chaser brings a cappella to the Greek along with Postmodern Jukebox |Aug 10, 2017

Tight harmonies, smooth moves and a twist of humor make Straight No Chaser’s a cappella performances memorable and have kept the group steadily working for the past nine years.

Successful Aging: |Aug 10, 2017

Q I have been recognized as an accomplished expert on computer-based project management and complex processes. Having consulted with high-level business leaders, I have had a strong sense of identity.

Nutrition: Back-to-school strategies that make the grade |Aug 10, 2017

It might feel like summer is still in full swing, but it won’t be long until school is back in session. Back-to-school time means returning to the grind of busy mornings and hectic routines.

‘Trouble in Mind’ gets a thinking-person’s revival at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum |Aug 10, 2017

Alice Childress’ “Trouble in Mind,” originally produced off-Broadway in 1955, centers on an integrated theater troupe in rehearsal for an anti-lynching drama. The play within a play, titled “Chaos in Belleville,” however, is written by, directed and produced by white men.

‘Curious Incident’ at L.A.’s Ahmanson shines a unique light on all of us |Aug 10, 2017

The character at the center of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is “on the spectrum,” probably labeled high-functioning autistic. But this Simon Stephens play is not about autism, nor indeed about any particular psychophysical condition.

Prosecutors say Suge Knight tried to bribe witnesses in murder case, sell video of killing |Aug 10, 2017

Citing monitored telephone conversations between Marion “Suge” Knight and his defense attorney, prosecutors alleged in court documents released today that the one-time rap mogul tried to pay off potential witnesses in his pending murder case with the lawyer’s assistance.

Weekend events: Friday Nights Live in Claremont among Inland Empire things to do |Aug 10, 2017

Friday Nights Live: The Claremont Chamber of Commerce invites the public to enjoy a great lineup of music tonight in the Village. Friday Night Live is from 6-9 p.m. Fridays until Oct.

We’re meeting the cast of Hamilton at the Pantages Theater. Here’s how to follow along live |Aug 10, 2017

“And there’s a million things I haven’t done but just you wait, just you wait…” We did wait and the wait is finally over! “Hamilton” has finally landed in Los Angeles.

6 ‘Game of Thrones’ theories about season 7 episode 5, ‘Eastwatch’ |Aug 10, 2017

The fifth episode of this season’s “Game of Thrones” is called “Eastwatch,” a reference to the fortress that the Night King and White Walkers are believed to be headed for.

‘Atypical,’ a Netflix comedy about a teen with autism, has an edge |Aug 9, 2017

Netflix’s “Atypical,” created by Robia Rashid (“The Goldbergs”), is the rare family comedy that’s sweet without being maudlin, whimsical while being grounded.

‘We are streaming!’: Coen Brothers set for Netflix TV series |Aug 9, 2017

Netflix continues to throw money all over Hollywood. The free-spending Los Gatos-based streaming giant announced Thursday that it has signed Joel and Ethan Coen to write and direct a Western anthology series.

Outdoor summer movie screenings among film events in the LA area |Aug 9, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area El Capitan Theatre: Sing-along “The Lion King” (1994), 10 a.m., 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Aug. 11-13; dates through Aug.