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PALMDALE — Everyone is welcome to celebrate the City of Palmdale’s 60th birthday with music, special treats, activities, photo opportunities, giveaways while supplies last and of course, birthday cake and the singing of “Happy Birthday” from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 25, at Domenic Massari Park, …

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‘With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

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Palmdale Repertory Theatre will present “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” for one weekend only, Friday through Sunday, at the Eastside Performing Arts Center.

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PALMDALE — Palmdale Playhouse and Legacy Commons for Active Seniors are calling for artists to participate in the seventh annual “Generations” juried art contest and exhibition. The deadline to apply is Monday.

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DC films have a reputation for being a little too self-serious. They’ve made significant strides to chip away at that dark and dour image in recent years, but it lingers even with things like “The LEGO Batman Movie.” Sometimes it’s even easy to forget that when it comes down to it, superhero…

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"Ultimately, I’m trying to put something into my music that is humanizing and speaks of the biggest thing, which is love,” American singer, songwriter and actor Gregory Porter noted in a recent YouTube channel interview for Qobuz, a French commercial music streaming and downloading service. …

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A great debut in Hollywood can be a blessing and a curse. Once you knock it out of the park like Jordan Peele did with “Get Out,” which captured the zeitgeist so perfectly within the framework of a greatly entertaining thriller, home runs become the standard, not the exception.

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The muffled thud of airplane tires connecting with the Earth has become my new alarm clock on tour. The hours, days and cities vary, but the sensation is the same.

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LANCASTER — Organizers of the Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival announce award-winning American country singer Chris Young as the headliner artist for one of three live concert events scheduled for the 2022 “What A Ride” eight-day fair.

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Here’s a tale you might have heard before: Music blows through the California hills as deadly blood prophecies are realized.

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The view outside my room is like an old panorama painting, with different portions illuminated and displayed at different moments.  They are all different, but also all a part of the same portrait.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale City Library will host a Harry Potter Birthday Bash from 2 to 4 p.m., July 29, Admission is free.  

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If you’re looking for a culturally relevant and self-aware Pop-Punk album, The Bombpops have you covered with their LP, “Death in Venice Beach.”

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale City Library’s summer Storytime sessions will run from July 19 through Aug. 31 at the Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, next to the library.

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In the lifetime pursuit of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), staying true to the moment is vital for keeping writing fresh.

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Reminding us that film soundtracks can be just as important as the plot, the new “Minions: Rise of Gru” (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” will ward off any summertime blues.

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For a young imagination, there is something uniquely captivating about a stowaway story on the high seas. The stakes are great, but the adventure is so far removed from any reality most kids know that it becomes a purely transportive experience. It is a fantasy you can get wrapped up in and …

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The onslaught of summer touring season is upon us. Every artist, musician and crew willing and able (or not) are sailing the seas of asphalt while the buffet line is open.

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PALMDALE — The latest addition to Palmdale’s “Walk on Words” poetry contest honors Man’s Best Friend and is displayed at the dog park at Yellen Park.

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Following a short hiatus, Heavy Metal band Motionless in White is back. If listening to their most fully realized horror tendencies sounds fun, check out their newest album, “Scoring the End of the World.” Disclaimer: The events depicted in the music are based on a true story.

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PALMDALE — The City of Palmdale is partnering with the Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club to present free educational and recreational events during the summer.

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Palmdale Repertory Theatre and the Palmdale Playhouse will present Tennessee Williams’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at 8 p.m., June 10-11 and at 2 p.m., June 12 at the theater, 38334 10th St. East.

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PALMDALE — The city presents Grammy award winning group and Antelope Valley natives All-4-One at 8 p.m., Aug. 27, at the Palmdale Amphitheater, as part of the city’s summer concert series.

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The enduring, collective love for “Jurassic Park” is immensely hard to explain. Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film implanted itself into our cultural consciousness as a kind of platonic ideal of a blockbuster.

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With fuel averaging just over $6 a gallon in Los Angeles County, coupled with a four-decade inflation high, it’s one of the most difficult times for independent bands to survive in this Golden State.