ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Chappelle Celebrates Netflix Release with All-Star Party

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Chappelle has celebrated Tuesday's release of a pair of Netflix comedy specials with some high-profile friends. USA Today reports Chappelle hosted a late-night party Monday at a Hollywood club ahead...

Drama ‘Shots Fired’ Takes Reversed Layered Look at Police Shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The title of "Shots Fired" makes it clear the new drama series is treading on contentious turf. Yes, a police shooting of an unarmed youth is at the center of the...

Friend: Chuck Berry’s 1st Album in Decades is ‘Sensational

Chuck Berry's death came just weeks before the debut single off his first new studio album in nearly four decades was scheduled to go on sale, a friend of the rock 'n' roll legend...

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean Poet, Dies at 87

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — Derek Walcott, a Nobel prize-winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean, died Friday on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87. "Derek Alton Walcott, poet,...

Blues Harmonica Star James Cotton Dead at 81

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — James Cotton, a Grammy Award-winning blues harmonica master whose full-throated sound backed such blues legends as Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Howlin' Wolf, has died at age 81. A...

Tyra Banks Returning as Host of ‘America’s Next Top Model’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rita Ora is out and Tyra Banks is back in as the host of TV's "America's Next Top Model." VH1 announced Thursday that Banks will return to the reality show...

Brown Sugar Adds Google Chromecast Capabilities

ATLANTA, /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers of the new subscription-video-on-demand service Brown Sugar will be able to watch the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time on their televisions as well as on their...

Young Va. Photographer Captures the Beauty of Brown Ballerinas

Twenty year-old photographer Keara Wilson uses photography as a voice to show underrepresented Black ballerinas. According to Wilson, research for a high school project at Booker T. Washington in Norfolk, Va., where she was born...

Md. High School Students Prepare for Poetry Out Loud Finals

Ten students from across Maryland will compete in the Poetry Out Loud finals on March 18 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, where the winner will go on to compete nationally in Washington, D.C. The...

‘I’m Coming for You’: Whoopi Goldberg Blasts Fake Web Story

NEW YORK (AP) — Whoopi Goldberg is blasting a fake-news website that ran a story she claims "endangered" her life. The host of ABC's "The View" on Monday condemned a story that circulated last...

TV Drama ‘Greenleaf’ Helps Get Oprah Winfrey’s TV Mojo Back

ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey had long been looking for something that would keep OWN viewers from switching to other channels. The answer to her prayers turned out to be a juicy drama series...

Snoop Dogg Aims Gun at Clown Dressed as Trump in New Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg aims a toy gun at a clown dressed as Republican President Donald Trump in a new music video featuring a population of clowns. The video was posted Sunday. In...