ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

“Golden Voice” Sensation Checks Into Rehab

The homeless man with the “golden voice” achieved rags-to-riches fame as an Internet sensation, but couldn’t control his substance addiction and checked himself into substance abuse rehab in early January. According to CNN, Ted Williams,...

Halle Berry Likely to Decline Offer to Play Aretha Franklin in New Film

After soul icon Aretha Franklin announced that actress Halle Berry would portray her in an upcoming movie based on her life, Berry recently expressed doubts that she would accept the offer. According to ContactMusic.com, Berry...

Local Church’s CD Debuts on Billboard Charts

Bishop Alfred A. Owens Jr. and Co-Pastor Susie C. Owens, founders and pastors of the Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, are celebrating the Greater Mount Calvary Recording Choir and Calvary Records' new CD, Greater...

Janet Jackson Set to Rock D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall

From the sultry “Anytime, Anyplace” to the upbeat “Escapade,” Janet Jackson’s fans in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area will enjoy an intense lineup of the multitalented star’s biggest hits when she heads to DAR Constitution...

‘Poetry Extravaganza Day’Celebratedin D.C.

Mayor Vincent Gray declared "Poetry Extravaganza Day” in D.C. on Jan. 15 during a celebration at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Great Hall. Sponsored by The Coalition for African Americans...

Local Arts Council to Learn Impact of Nonprofit Organizations

The Prince George's Arts Council (PGAC) recently announced it has joined Arts & Economic Prosperity IV.  The research study, being conducted by Americans for the Arts, will evaluate the impact spending by nonprofit arts...

Famed Harlem Record Shop Owner Dies at 93

Harlem, N.Y. lost its rhythm and blues patriarch as Bobby Robinson, owner of the neighborhood's famed record store Bobby's Happy House died on Jan. 7 at 93. Among many other accomplishments, Robinson was best...

Michael Jackson’s Doctor to Stand Trial

Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s personal doctor, will face manslaughter charges for his alleged role in Jackson’s death Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor ordered Jan. 11 after lifting the cardiologist’s California medical...

Etta James Fighting Cancer Amid Family Court Battle

Legendary R&B singer Etta James is fighting old age and disease in Southern California while her husband and son scuffle in court over control of an estimated $1 million accumulated by the 70-year-old singer...

‘Everything is Everything’

Donny Hathaway was the quintessential musician and a lyrical godfather of sorts to legions of R&B artists who say his singing – an ear-melting baritone – is everything a voice ought to be. Despite...

Singer Toni Braxton May Pose in Playboy

Six-time Grammy winner Toni Braxton is considering posing for Playboy Magazine, she said on Twitter Jan. 4. “New Year, New opportunities,” she wrote. “So I have been considering taking up Playboy's offer to feature...

Montel Williams Cited for Illegal Paraphernalia Possession at Milwaukee Airport

Former day-time talk show host Montel Williams was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia as he attempted to board a flight at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. Williams was caught with a smoking pipe by...