ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Local Artist Expresses the Spirit of Gospel Music with Paint

Gospel music is ingrained in the fabric of American culture and is particularly precious to African Americans, whose ancestors sang songs of heartache and jubilee during slavery. This music became a gift to future...

White Chicago Couple Refuses to Sell to Popular Black Radio Personality

A Chicago couple faces discrimination charges after reportedly refusing to sell their home to comedian and radio personality George Willborn because he’s Black. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced August 10...

‘American Idol’ Star Recovers From Pill Overdose

A 911 phone call obtained by gossip Web site, TMZ.com reveals season three “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino digested a bottle of Aspirin and was found in a closet nearly unconscious on Aug. 9....

Stone Soul Picnic Set to Rock DMV

Each summer since 1991, the District and Baltimore metropolitan areas have hosted the ultimate family barbecues. Replete with famous entertainers, food, and vendors, the Stone Soul Picnic attracts thousands of families from across the...

Bevy of Local Celebs Find Stardom on Reality TV

It’s hard to remember a time when the television airwaves were filled with new episodes of our favorite scripted series like “The Cosby Show,” “Martin,” “Living Single,” “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “A Different World”...

Aretha Franklin Cancels Concerts Following Accident

“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin has cancelled two free Brooklyn concerts due to an accident that resulted in fractured ribs and pain in her abdomen. According to a report by The Post Chronicle, Franklin...

Laurence Fishburne’s Daughter to Star in Adult Film

Actor Laurence Fishburne’s daughter wants to appear before the cameras, too—but she’ll be doing flicks of a different nature. According to TheGrio.com, Montana Fishburne, 19, announced on July 30 that she will be appearing...

Bill Cosby Wants Death Hoaxes to Stop

Comedian Bill Cosby is not laughing at Internet rumors saying he’s dead and wants them to stop. The rumors circulated after his supposed death was a “trending” topic August 2 on the social networking site...

D.C.’s Ben’s Chili Bowl Ventures into Maryland

Ben’s Chili Bowl has become an undeniable staple in the District’s food culture. Chili-laden half-smokes, piquant hot dogs and mounds of French fries have made this hometown hotspot an international destination. But nearby Marylanders won’t...

Homegrown Rising Star to Perform at Summer Concert Series

Desiree Jordan, a growing tour de force on the Washington, D.C., music scene, is prepared to showcase her vocal talents and stage persona – likened to Vanessa Williams, Celine Dion and Dorothy Dandridge by...

D.C. Black Theater Festival Makes Summer Debut

Black theater has long been a part of America’s entertainment tradition, with stars such as “Cosby Show” actress Phylicia Rashad and media mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs frequently making appearances on stage. In honor of...

All Hail the DJ

The historic components of hip hop—an emcee, microphone and disc jockey—changed as the genre evolved over the years. The latter of the list, once the fundamental backbone of classic hip hop, eventually started to...