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Warner Music just moved its employees to a new home in an old factory building in the Arts District.

Friends, family and fans continue to mourn the loss of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed over the weekend outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles.

The L.A. County Coroner’s Office has concluded that a man who died at the home of a prominent Democratic donor in West Hollywood overdosed on crystal meth.

Before former Governor Jerry Brown left office, last year, he put his pen to a couple, new transparency laws.  Both have to do with public access to internal police investigations and…

Think of Santa Monica and there are a number of things that come to mind: an idyllic, beachside setting; a tech-saturated economy; a bastion of liberal politics.

Those who cast their ballot in the LA Unified School Board election at a local school or church likely did so for the last time.

It’s the team that’s had to deal with a geography and identity crisis for years, with some of the most supportive fans in Major League Baseball. The L.A.

A landmark bill signed by then-Governor Brown last year is intended to make records of police misconduct available to the public.

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In this fourth installment of “Summer Mixtape,” KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe shares some of the songs he can’t stop listening to right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gallery Weekend Los Angeles runs July 28 through August 1.

from Greater LA

Part two of two, a continuation of Yaa Gyasi’s discussion about the extraordinary explorations of her books “Homegoing” and “Transcendent Kingdom.”

from Bookworm

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 29, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 29, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 29, 2021.

Today the LA City Council approved new rules targeting people who sit, sleep and store their belongings near building entrances, freeway underpasses, parks, homeless shelters, day care…

LA Council votes to restrict homeless encampments. What you need to know

Today the LA City Council approved new rules targeting people who sit, sleep and store their belongings near building entrances, freeway underpasses, parks, homeless shelters, day care…

from Greater LA

Ledisi was named as one of Michelle Obama’s favorite artists in 2010, and this year, she won her first Grammy. Her new album, “Ledisi Sings Nina,” came out last week.

Summer Mixtape: Ledisi on honoring Nina Simone and staying true to herself

Ledisi was named as one of Michelle Obama’s favorite artists in 2010, and this year, she won her first Grammy. Her new album, “Ledisi Sings Nina,” came out last week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 28, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 28, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 28, 2021.

“The Last, Best Small Town” premieres at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon this Saturday and runs through November 6.

‘The Last, Best Town’: How the American Dream differs for a Latino family and a white family in Fillmore

“The Last, Best Small Town” premieres at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon this Saturday and runs through November 6.

from Greater LA

A new virtual play by The Actors’ Gang details peoples’ experiences during the Great Depression. It’s called “ We Live On ” and runs through September 6.

‘We Live On’: Tim Robbins' Great Depression-era play aims to help us recover from COVID pandemic

A new virtual play by The Actors’ Gang details peoples’ experiences during the Great Depression. It’s called “ We Live On ” and runs through September 6.

from Greater LA

After 16 months of isolation, Angelenos are beginning to seek in-person arts and cultural events, but LA theaters continue to face big challenges as they try to keep the lights on.

LA theaters are looking to slowly reopen, but legislative challenges remain

After 16 months of isolation, Angelenos are beginning to seek in-person arts and cultural events, but LA theaters continue to face big challenges as they try to keep the lights on.

from Greater LA