ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

B.B. King Memorial to Mourn Blues Legend in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King will be mourned in Las Vegas in a family-and-friends memorial ahead of the start of his final road tour home to the Mississippi Delta. A day after more than...

District Black Arts Collective Digs Deep for Inspiration

Buoyed by the success of “Hidden Figures,” and other Black films that have earned Oscar nods, a new Black arts collaborative in the District will tell stories for and about Blacks, drawing on a...

Judge: Prince Should Pay $4M in NY Perfume Lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court says Prince should pay almost $4 million to a perfume company that claimed he hobbled its efforts to market a perfume named for one of his...

Alicia Keys’ Foundation to Honor Oprah

Singer Alicia Keys will honor television mogul Oprah Winfrey in a charity ball slated for Nov. 1 at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Keys will pay tribute during the Black Ball hosted by Keep the...

Sylvia Moy, Motown Songwriter and Producer, Dies at Age 78

DETROIT (AP) — Motown songwriter Sylvia Moy, the storied recording studio's first female producer who penned or collaborated on several hits, including Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour" and Marvin Gaye's "It Takes Two," has...

Beyond Music, Prince’s Legacy Includes Black Activism

Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line...

Sharpton: Meeting With PepsiCo ‘Positive’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Officials with PepsiCo Inc. apologized during a meeting Wednesday with relatives of civil rights icon Emmett Till who were offended by a rapper who had a promotional deal with the company, the...

HBO Debut of Black Girl in Paris Launches HBCU Graduate’s Film Career

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — It was in 2000 when Wilmington native Kiandra Parks had a chance encounter with famed filmmaker Spike Lee, unknowingly setting herself on her own course as a filmmaker. Now, nearly 14...

Oprah Reps Dismiss Rumor of Impending O.J. Confession

Representatives for talk show queen Oprah Winfrey have denied reports that former NFL great O.J. Simpson is ready to confess to the murder of late wife on Winfrey’s new television network. Rumors quickly circulated after...

‘Shield’ Actor Michael Jace Arrested in Wife’s Death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show "The Shield," was arrested on suspicion of homicide after his wife was found shot to death in...

Academy Awards Take on Issues Beyond #OscarsSoWhite

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood's diversity crisis has loomed large over awards season and the big question going into the 88th annual Academy Awards was whether it would dominate the ceremony, too. It did, of...

Amanda Bynes Asks for President’s Help in DUI Dismissal

Taking a cue from the auto and banking industries, former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes is seeking a bailout from President Barack Obama. Bynes asked Obama to dismiss a DUI charges against her, and made her...